We have a little neighbor (as in she’s a kid, not exceptionally short) with dry, painful, cracking hands from psoriasis. I mentioned to her mom that tallow is supposed to be great for psoriasis, but that I didn’t know for sure. But I said I’d whip up a healing cream or two for her daughter to try. I gave her a tallow lotion bar and threw together an herb-infused cream using tallow, coconut oil, olive oil, lavender, chamomile, and calendula (also trying a new method for whipping up body butter type lotions!). Initial feedback: she says her hands felt SUPER soft afterwards and haven’t felt like that in ages. Hooray! So. I’m going to whip up another batch for her soon and actually take pictures this time so I can share it with all of you.
But in the meantime, if you’ve got access to tallow and itchy, dry, eczema or psoriasis prone skin, give one of my previous tallow recipes a try!