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Happy Skincare Saturday!

Don’t miss your chance to win some amazing goodies at the end of this post!

When an awesome company comes along that uses sound ingredients and ethical practices, we love sharing their work with you. We’re thrilled to announce this month’s skincare favorite: Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty!

Meet Shalley!


Founder, Shalley Carrell, is a grass-farmer raising Asian water buffalo, alpacas, and sheep.

Being an active farm girl requires a daily deep pore cleansing and detoxification. Everyday farm life exposes the skin to wind, dust, dirt, and grime. So how do you remove all that dirt and grime caked in your pores at the end of the day?

For years Shalley searched for an all-natural moisturizer that would nourish the skin without stripping its natural oils. When she wasn’t able to find one, she created her own using tallow from Carrell Farm’s 100% grass-fed water buffalo.

Thus Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty was born!


Sure, you’ve heard of tallow. Quite simply, it’s rendered fat. Back in “the day,” our grandparents regularly cooked in animal fats – pork lard and beef tallow were staples in most kitchens, often from animals raised right on their own farms. And wouldn’t you know it? These fats, despite what we’ve been told, are actually healthy. (If you don’t believe us, check out Liz’s myth-busting book!)

Thankfully, the real food movement is helping to get these heart-healthy fats back into our diets. Tallow is loaded with cancer-fighting CLA (Congulated Linoleic Acid), heart-healthy omega-3’s, and Vitamin K2. Just as it’s good for your diet, it’s also good for your skin.

True moisturizers (like grass-fed tallow) are like the good, healthy foods you eat each day. They provide a solid foundation for long-term skin health.

Tallow is incredibly nourishing to your skin, and especially beneficial during the dry, winter months. It helps with a variety of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and even acne scarring. Animal products are generally the MOST neutral and LEAST reactive for human skin. Tallow is incredible for skincare, and it helps retain hydration in the skin.

But not all tallow is created equal, which is why we recommend only responsibly-sourced products like those from Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty.  All of their products are made from 100% grass-fed water buffalo tallow, and they’re 100% free of the toxic industrial chemicals that are all too common in the conventional skincare industry.

Their mission is simple:

Carrell Farms, Inc. created Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty as a way to innovatively use more of each animal we harvest and to reflect our own mission of health and wellness.  We make each batch on our farm from the tallow of our 100% grassfed, chemical-free water buffalo.  Additional ingredients are organic and as high quality as possible for maximum benefit.  We do not use any waxes as moisture barriers as we believe skin needs to breathe in order to function properly.

We feel good about the standards that Buffalo Gal Grassfed holds for their skin & body care products. We highly recommend all of their products – which range from face and body moisturizers to lip butters, and everything in between!


Here’s your chance to win!

We’re giving away 5 jars of tallow skin butter, you get to pick the flavor you want!

Enter via the widget below:

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Open to US residents only. Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 10.

Thanks for reading!

Liz & Amanda