While you may be rooted in old ideas, you are not, in fact, a plant, nor are plant oils what your mammalian skin craves. While they can feel initially moisturizing, over time they interfere with your skin's own sebum production, causing your body to produce even less, keeping you trapped in a cycle of dependency. Tallow, coming from our bovine brethren, is molecularly much closer to the oils your body produces, so it delivers a moderate and pH balanced boost, even gradually helping to heal the skin, causing you to need less over time. Tallow is packed full of fat soluble vitamins A, D, K, & E, which are readily available for cellular uptake, providing deep & regenerative moisture. What you put ON your skin is just as important as what you put IN your mouth, which is why these use upcycled & local food grade ingredients, all safe enough to eat! Slather liberally anywhere your skin needs a little love.