How to Make Beef Tallow for Skincare

Use this recipe for the purest render of beef tallow with no odor. This is the best for my nourishing whipped tallow balm recipe. 

Beef tallow is well-known for its incredible skin healing properties. With loads of bio-available nutrients that your skin will drink up. Nourishing beef tallow contains similar oils to our own skin and is a remedy for dry skin, diaper rash, chapped lips, scars, sunburn, and so much more. I’ve even used it as a make up remover. 

I spent YEARS fighting acne, all through my teen years and through my 20’s. I tried anything and everything to get rid of it – from prescriptions to water and everything in between. Nothing ever worked. Then I switched to goat milk soap and tallow balm, that’s it. My skin has been better than ever for over a year now.  

Ditch your toxic skin care products that are making your skin worse and swap them for nourishing beef tallow. 

beef tallow for skincare

How to Make Beef Tallow for Skincare


  • 5lbs cold beef fat, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • Crockpot
  • Strainer
  • Mixing bowl


  1. Place cut beef fat into the food proccessor
  2. Mix water and salt, until dissolved
  3. Put tallow and salt water into crockpot
  4. Simmer on low for 6-8 hours until most of the fat has liquified
  5. Let cool for several minutes
  6. Place cheesecloth in strainer over the mixing bowl and strain liquid to separate solids. Liquid will appear cloudy at this stage.
  7. Remove cheesecloth and strainer and place bowl into fridge until tallow solidifies and separates from the water
  8. Once tallow is completely solid, this may take several hours depending on the size/depth of your bowl. Remove the tallow cake from the bowl and scrape off any bits of impurities from the bottom.
  9. Place tallow cake back into your crockpot and repeat the process two more times for the purest tallow.
  10. Your tallow is now ready to be made into a nourishing balm.