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Caitlin Warrington
What can I do about diaper rash and cradle cap?

What can I do about diaper rash and cradle cap?

I don't think you need zinc oxide in your diaper creams - especially if it's caused by a reaction to food. Your skin is always trying to heal. Tallow, cacao butter and jojoba oil are the only things they need to be able to do that. That and time. 

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Caitlin Warrington
What is tallow?

What is tallow?

Tallow is beef fat.  There. I said it.  Stay with me.... OK so it's beef fat that is "purified" aka rendered which is the process of heating the fat at a low temperature for a long time. Similar to cold pressing, by treating the fat at a low temperature without boiling it, the beneficial properties of the fat remain intact. 

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What does farm to skin mean?

What does farm to skin mean?

Here at FATSKN, farm-to-skin, or farm-to-face, means that the ingredients we use in our products are touched as little as possible on their journey from the farm to your skin. With minimal refinement and minimal alterations. In the same way we approach food, we believe that the true benefits of an ingredient come from using it in its whole form.

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Caitlin Warrington
Are comedogenic ratings reliable?

Are comedogenic ratings reliable?

http://www.nononsensecosmethic.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Comedogenicity-and-irritacy-of-commonly-used-ingredients.pdf Are comedogenic ratings actually useful? Long story short, no, comedogenic ratings are not reliable at all. But here's some background..... -------------------------------------------------- When I was first experimenting with making body butter for my pregnant belly and my baby-to-be, I was a bit concerned about the comedogenic rating of cacao butter : 4 (on a scale of 0 to 5).  But the SMELL! So I tried it anyways. Lo and behold, no issues. No breakouts on my face, on my back. Nothing.  What is the comedogenic rating scale? In the mid-1950s they developed the Rabbit Ear Assay to gauge how likely a certain...

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