Besides being a sample to try before buying a larger size, this small jar is also convenient for on-the-go use and as a lip balm.
Sensible has a clean, balanced, fresh-air, refined scent. It has essential oils that are integrating and great for skin clarity.
Tallow from 100% grass-fed cows.
Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.
Therapeutic-grade essential oils: Roman chamomile, clary sage, myrtle, ginger, tangerine.
The Whole Food of Skin Care
Whole-body natural skin care for face, lips, hands, feet, and body.
Soft, spreadable, and easy to use.
For healthy skin. For great-looking skin. For all manner of skin conditions.
A little goes a long way, so a jar lasts an incredibly long time.
Does not result in a greasy look or feel because it is readily absorbed by the skin.
Paleo-friendly skin care.
The purest, most natural ingredients of any skincare product (see organic Product FAQ).
A little goes a long way. Rub in well. Keep at room temperature. Keep tightly capped.
Our balm is chemical-free and GMO-free with nothing unnatural and has only three whole-food ingredients, all selected from the finest sources to insure its superior therapeutic quality:
1) Tallow from 100% grass-fed cows that are happy, healthy, and humanely raised without cruel feed lots and cruel slaughterhouses and without pesticides, drugs, hormones, or chemicals of any kind.
2) Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil from California estate-grown heirloom Mission olives, farmed the centuries-old way without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, pressed right at the orchard, eliminating any chance of contamination with other oils.
3) The most pure and therapeutic essential oils available, produced to the highest standards in the industry, steam-distilled from plants grown at the highest standards and not adulterated, extended, synthesized, or distilled using chemicals or high temperatures and pressure; expertly blended and specifically selected because of their long-standing tradition of promoting optimal skin health.
This is how people cared for their skin before chemicals. This is the whole food of skin care. Don't put anything on your body that you wouldn't put in your body! There is nothing else like it on the market. If other skin care products have failed you, you owe it to yourself to try Vintage Tradition!
Our balms are handcrafted in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
During production, our balm does not come into contact with plastic, aluminum, or non-stick surfaces.
Posted by Jamie on Jun 14th 2018
I bought this and the pretty girly one and I have to say, this one is definitely not my favorite smell. However, it's still the amazing tallow balm so great quality and smoothness. This little size it's perfect for travel or the gym bag.
Posted by Bonnie on May 2nd 2018
I love this new scent ! I will be using Sensible along with my other favorite, Pretty Girly. As someone who is very scent-sensitive, I am excited to find scented products I can use plus gain benefits from the essential oils. All the tallow balms have been a God-send for my very dry skin ! They are the best moisturizing product available.
Posted by AJ on Jun 17th 2017
Predominant scent: your favourite book.
If you have ever opened an old book, inhaled deeply and said, "Ahhh! I wish someone would bottle that smell!" then you should try Sensible. You could argue it smells subtly fresh, or even slightly woodsy, but to me it smells like paper (in a good way). When I first tried it, I didn't think I cared for it, but I found myself coming back to it over and over until I decided it was one of my top three Vintage Tradition scents!
General review for Tallow Balms (applies to all scents):
When I first ordered tallow balm, I was skeptical. I was convinced tallow would go rancid and it seemed quite expensive. (There were no samples sizes available then.) I ordered a 2-ounce jar, and used it sparingly. I scooped some into a smaller jar, intending to put the bigger jar in the refrigerator, but I forgot. It lasted in my bathroom cabinet without going rancid until it was gone (well over a year). Pleased with the product, I went online to order more and couldn’t figure out why I thought it was so expensive - $20 for 2 ounces is a great price! I must have thought a “regular” order was the 9-ounce size, and the 2-ounce was more like a sample size? (Don’t order the 9 ounce jar unless you have used the product before and know you need that much – it’s a lot!)
My pet peeves are “easily absorbed” moisturizers that don’t moisturize at all and moisturizers that feel like an oil slick on your skin; Tallow balm is truly non-greasy, and is actually moisturizing. (If you have a child who has cracking/bleeding skin, but can’t stand the feel of lotion on his/her skin, try tallow balm.) It is great on skin and a tiny bit on the hair works as a leave-in conditioner/light styling product without the oiliness of coconut oil.
The hardest part is deciding which scent to try. But they now have sample sizes! I ordered one of each and would recommend doing the same. Even if you know which scent you want, get a sample size so you can transfer from the larger jar to the sample jar with a spoon. Keep the larger jar in the refrigerator (uncontaminated) and the smaller jar(s) in your bathroom/purse/bedside.
Don’t be fooled by “manly”, “girly”, or such in the scent name – I would argue they are all unisex and have a “general essential oil” overtone. (If you don’t like the scent combinations, buy the unscented and add your own.)
I find that the balms smell slightly different when you just open the jar and sniff, as opposed to digging into the balm (releasing the oils), and how it reacts with your skin when applied results in yet another scent. I had to try each scent at least three times before I fully formed an opinion. Ones I wasn’t thrilled with at first grew on me after a bit.
- Truly non-greasy, non-waxy!
- Long-lasting (a little goes a long way).
- Great price.
- Lasts without refrigeration. (Refrigerate large jars anyway.)
- Inexpensive samples sizes – try them ALL!
- Can mix your own scents.
- Reusable glass jars.
- If you’re looking for vegetarian options, look elsewhere.
- If you really hate the smell of tallow, you may need to choose or create a strong scent.