Belle Plaine | Unscented | Handmade Beef Tallow Soap
Belle Plaine translates to “beautiful plain” from French and that’s a very fitting description for this pure and simple product. It’s also the name of a small town in Minnesota that raises a lot of livestock and some would consider life to be pretty simple there. This soap made with just grass-fed beef tallow and olive oil is for the purist who enjoys such simplicity.
INGREDIENTS: Grass-Fed Tallow, Olive Oil.
NT WT 4 oz
OUR HANDMADE SOAPS
We start with grass-finished beef fat from cattle raised on a local regenerative farm. The tallow is rendered using traditional methods in small batches. Each bar of soap is hand-poured, cut, and cured for 28 days.
OUR BODY CARE PRODUCTS
All of our body care products are handmade in small batches from nature’s first (and best) natural skin care product; beef tallow. We use as few ingredients as humanly possible to not interrupt the skin’s natural balance. While other soaps and products strip your skin of moisture and other necessary components, ours enhance and give back.
We also avoid all “natural” fragrances. This is an unregulated term that can mean just about anything. Our only fragrances are from 100% essential oils straight from nature. Do your own research on the difference between “natural” fragrances and essential oils and come back when you’re done 🙂
The majority ingredient in each of our body care products is tallow from grass finished, regeneratively raised cattle. Not only is the fat from these animals the most pure, but you’re doing the environment a favor as well. Regenerative agriculture “describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle” according to Regeneration International.
The first body care products were natural fats. That’s all we had access to for all of history. Our first mention of soap in recorded history comes from ancient Rome. “Ancient Roman legend has it that the word ‘soap’ is derived from Mount Sapo, where animals were sacrificed, and from where rainwater washed a mixture of melted animal fats (tallow, a foul-smelling substance also used to make candles) and wood ashes into the River Tiber below. There, the soapy mixture was found to be useful for washing clothing and skin.” According to the History of Soap Making
The other staple ingredients in our products are coconut oil and beeswax. These also have ancient traditions in body care products that go back thousands of years. We hope you enjoy using (to our knowledge) the most natural and ancestral body care products available today.