always unrefined

at drift, our tallow is always unrefined, leaving it in it's most nutrient-rich, natural state.

many tallow skincare makers choose to refine (or "purify") their tallow. while this process does make the tallow white and odorless, it alters it's makeup and can destroy it's most valuable nutrients, compromising all of it's amazing benefits. 

wet rendering, the most common method of refining tallow, uses water and salt. this process can cause bacterial and mold growth, contaminating the tallow, and potentially causing skin irritation or infection. it can also compromise the shelf life. because our tallow is unrefined, never purified, each batch may vary in color or smell based on what nature gives us.

"And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25