This beef tallow moisturizer is great for really dry skin. And if you have sensitivities to any of the ingredients, just leave them out, or try swapping something like avocado oil for the coconut oil. The essential oils are purely optional, and while some people don’t do well with topical lavender, I use it because I know it doesn’t irritate my skin—and it smells nice, too!
I store this in 7-ounce Weck tulip jars (this recipe will fill two), and though I should probably seal them, once I’ve “opened” a jar, I don’t. It feels so luxurious every time I lift the little glass lid off the top and dip into my rich moisturizer. Small mason jars or reused face creams pots also work, and those orange plastic pill bottles are great for keeping a little in your purse or for traveling.
A little goes a long way, and you’ll want to warm it in your hands a before applying it to your face (or wherever else you choose to put it). —Emily Farris