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Hello, I'm Maggie!

I am a mother, a maker, a DIY-er, an artist and the mompreneur of Mother Makings. I am passionate about self-directed education and empowering women to do-it-themselves.

I am also a lover and maker of tallow balm because it is the best emollient for my own dry skin eczema.

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Progress not Perfection: 2022 Update

Here is my 2022 Update: the story of the plans that I had last year, what happened to make me shelve them and the future trajectory of Mother Makings. I have been mulling over this blog post/series for several months now. Once again I have been reminded that progress is more important than perfection, so it is time to get it done and share it with you.

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Product Spotlight: Infused Euphoria Tallow Balm

Our most decadent tallow balm! With its scent of organic vanilla beans, local creamy tallow and luxurious Ylang Ylang essential oil it smells like a divine dessert!

Here is the story of our most sensuously decadent tallow balm! With its vanilla and ylang ylang scent this unique tallow balm smells like a divine dessert while its base ingredients, 100% grass-fed beef tallow and organic extra virgin olive oil, make it a long-lasting emollient to help the driest of skin!

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Persistence doing Minimum Daily Actions in the Messy Mundane Middle

Have you ever really considered that you can make a journey taking only one step at a time, even backtracking several times and going around obstacles to eventually reach your goal?

Doing something you love helps you to be persistent so that you eventually get where you want to go. Small minimum daily actions over the messy, mundane middle of the journey to learn or create something new will help to get you there!

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Featured Tallowed Touch Tallow Products

Nourishing Whole Body Skin Care Made with 100% Grass-fed Beef Tallow

3 Infused Vanilla Mint Tallowed Touch Tallow Lip Balms
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10mL Ginger Tallowed Touch Tallow Lip Balm with ginger root and cut up leather.

Creamy, minty  & soothing on your lips – One of our bestsellers!

Lemony rose scented, great for extreme dry skin or eczema!

Fresh ginger scent – essential oil extracted from organic ginger from local Buchi Kombucha