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.
Totally Unscented contains no essential oils, so you will detect the scent of tallow, which fades quickly after applying. It is great for those that are sensitive even to the high-quality therapeutic-grade essential oils that we use.
Tallow from 100% grass-fed cows.
Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.
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 two whole-food ingredients, both 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) First cold-pressed extra virgin organic olive oil from a family orchard in the valley of Sparta, Greece; they cultivate; they harvest; they press; they export; nobody else interferes, eliminating any chance of contamination with other oils.
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 Meredith on Aug 8th 2020
The Totally Unscented Tallow is wonderful for dry, extra sensitive skin. I have been using it on my 5-year-old’s dry skin. He is very sensitive to a lot of products, even some therapeutic grade oils so I was thankful to find this product. It does seem to be a little more difficult to spread than the ones with essential oils added, but it can be warmed in in the palm of your hand before applying. I plan to buy more!
Posted by Lauralee on Apr 28th 2020
I originally purchase tallow balm for use of a deodorant. When I ordered last year I decided to get the unscented because I heard it would work (but I also got the scented). Unfortunately I work a hard labor job and as someone who sweats easily I ended up sweating even more.
Yet I found a new use for tallow. I love using this as a face moisturizer. I will also put it underneath my eyes and it seems to help move the blood that pools in my veins there. I've also found that it does a great job at getting rid of acne (face or body). I highly recommend this product.
Posted by AJ on Jun 17th 2017
Predominant scent: tallow
Exactly as described, this smells of tallow. It isn't a bad smell, but it is distinctive. If you aren't sure, just order a sample size. The unscented is perfect for creating your own scents by adding your own oils. (I intend to try that sometime, but between my own laziness and the fact that Vintage Traditions has already created scents I like, I haven't gotten around to it...)
I use the unscented to condition my dog's paws. She always wants to lick her paws when I apply any kind of conditioner. It works well and I feel better with her accidentally ingesting small amounts of tallow, rather than paw wax.
General review for Tallow Balms:
(*****Five stars for the product overall*****)
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!
- Matte finish.
- Long-lasting (a little goes a long way).
- Great price.
- Lasts without refrigeration. (Refrigerate large jars
- 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.