Our Story

Origin

Tallow + Steel was founded with one goal: create nature-inspired grooming products using the highest quality natural and organic ingredients.

Environment

One of the main ingredients in our shave soap is tallow (rendered beef fat). We source suet (beef fat) from local, pasture-raised, 100% grass-fed cattle which receive no hormones or antibiotics. We then render the tallow ourselves, in-house. While this is more costly and labour-intensive than using commercially available tallow, (which usually comes from industrial factory-farms), it allows us to support farms that caretake the environment and raise animals in an ethical manner. As we firmly believe in sustainable and organic farming practices, we use organic ingredients whenever available. Choosing organic agriculture promotes a less toxic environment for all living things, and helps support the environment.

Scents From Nature

Our scents are created using only natural fragrance materials - those extracted from botanicals. This means aromatic extracts like essential oils (from steam distillation), absolutes and resins (from solvent extraction), CO2 extracts (from supercritical carbon dioxide extraction), or infusions. Our scents are exotic and adventurous, natural and complex. They were created to provide an experience - to invoke thoughts and memories, or to carry your senses to a far away place.

Giving Back

For each product, we source our aromatic materials from the region after which the product is named. We have partnered with a charity from several of these regions, and we donate $1 per product sold to that respective charity. Please visit the product pages for more information on the charities we support.

Shipping

Canada: Canadian customers have the choice between Canada Post Expedited or Xpresspost. We offer free shipping on orders above $95 CAD via Canada Post Expedited.

USA: USA customers have the choice between Canada Post Small Packet Air or DHL Express. Small Packet Air is inexpensive, but offers no tracking. The usual delivery time is 2 weeks, but shipping delays are sometimes experienced. DHL Express is the recommended service to the USA since shipments are tracked, and arrive reliably in 1-2 days. We offer free shipping to the USA on orders above $95 USD, via DHL Express.

International: International customers have the choice between Canada Post Small Packet Air or DHL Express. When choosing Canada Post, please note that there is no tracking, and delivery times are often much longer than what is quoted at checkout. We recognize that DHL Express is more expensive, but it is much faster and more reliable. For these reasons, we recommend DHL Express whenever possible. Please see the header on the top of our website for the current free shipping threshold to Europe, which is sent via DHL Express.

Assurance

We offer a small selection of cohesive products to ensure consistency and quality. We don't maintain multiple product lines or offer different product formulas; you can ensure that every product you purchase from Tallow + Steel is the finest product we are able to make. We trust that you will enjoy the quality and performance of our products, and their unique natural scents, while knowing that you are supporting sustainable, environmental, and organic practices.

Handmade in Winnipeg, Canada.