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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!

How many times have you made something experimenting with different flavors until you come up with “the way” that you will always make it?

Never content to make something just one way in the kitchen even if the recipe is good, I end up messing around with it.

Following recipes is not my strong point anyway. I am always trying to improve the recipe or adapt it to the ingredients on hand which ends up making it my version.

It seems that many cooks, makers and artists do this too. You can never truly make the exact thing that another person has made because it has been translated through you. The ingredients and elements that you have at hand will always give it a slightly different flavor.

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Version 1.0 Ylang Ylang

This special tallow balm has had several different transformations before it became Infused Euphoria Tallowed Touch Tallow Balm.

Initially, in 2015, I tried to make it with rose infused tallow rather than vanilla infused tallow. I called this experiment Ylang Ylang. Ha! That was even before I was specifying “Infused”!

Infused Ylang Ylang began as a step up from my bestselling Infused Lavender Rose. It was a nice variation but was not meant to become a solid part of our Premiere Collection.

It wasn’t until 2020 that it occurred to me to use my beloved vanilla infused tallow as the base to help the ylang ylang sing out with pleasure.

Ever since I recognized this amazing combination it has become one of my favorite tallow balms!

Silver tin on an ochre yellow piece of leather with cornflower blue background. Label says: Mother Makings Tallowed Touch Ylang Ylang and weightwith old logo of two cupped hands and a purple blue flower floating above them.
Predecessor to Infused Euphoria: Ylang Ylang Tallowed Touch Tallow Balm from 2015
Note the old logo and lack of “Infused” wording. ©2015 Mother Makings

Vanilla & Tallow Synergy

Organic vanilla beans and 100% grass-fed beef tallow seem to have been made for one another!

Infusions are a normal part of your life when you drink tea!

I love tea and have dabbled quite a bit in herbs as well. When I looked into vanilla essential oils and CO2’s I was very unimpressed with the quality.

I thought: ”Why not try infusing organic vanilla beans directly into the tallow?” I had already infused rose buds/petals in tallow and thought that this was the perfect way to get the beloved scent that I craved in the most authentic way possible.

Vanilla infused tallow has even the most discerning tallow and vanilla critic singing its praises! The scent of real organic vanilla beans is like night and day when compared to fake vanilla fragrance.

The vanilla beans create an intoxicating synergy with the tallow that will make you feel that they were made for one another.

Close up of black vanilla beans layering the bottom while a multitude of their seeds are suspended in a glass jar filled with golden melted tallow.
The magic at work! Organic vanilla beans infusing in melted grass-fed beef tallow

My Process

First, I start with my unique vanilla infused tallow. Next, organic extra virgin olive oil is added for nourishing spreadability. Finally, organic ylang ylang essential oil with its sensuous character takes this unique tallow balm to new heights!

Our 100% grass-fed beef tallow is locally sourced from Hickory Nut Gap Meats®. Read more about them in my article about Mother Makings’ Tallow Products.

Why Ylang Ylang?

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) is a tree native to tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and India, and a few other locations.

I chose Ylang Ylang essential oil because of its heavenly scent, but it has several very useful medicinal benefits that appealed to me as well.

Organicfacts lists some of them in 8 Surprising Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. Among them are antidepressant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, sedative and nervine.

What is Infused Euphoria Tallow Balm made with?

  • Organic Vanilla Beans infused in 100% Grass-fed Beef Tallow from Hickory Nut Gap Meats®
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Who is it For?

Infused Euphoria is for anyone who loves Ylang Ylang and who wants to feel extra special and pampered as you treat your dry skin.

All of our tallow balms are ultra emollient and are longer lasting than many other lotions and creams.

Who is it Not for?

The scent may be too extreme for those of you who are sensitive to scents, however you can always order a Scent Sample to try it out.

Infographic showing 7 on a scale from 1-10/ low to high
The Mother Makings Scent Scale is to give you an idea of how strong the scent will be. 0 is Tallow with Olive Oil which is a very creamy and soft scent.
Caution: If you do not like the smell of birdseed suet you may not like the scent of tallow.

What Our Customers are Saying!

Usually their eyes just roll back in ecstasy as they smell a sample of our infused Euphoria Tallow balm. I named it Euphoria since I was the first one to do this.

One of our repeat customers uses it with a small dab of organic extra virgin coconut oil mixed in her hand, which she then applies on her face at night after washing it. The coconut oil makes the tallow balm more spreadable and it works great!

When Should You Use It?

  • After a nice hot bath or shower
  • After a stressful day
  • Before a date
  • When you are feeling down
  • As a special treat!

Our Infused Euphoria Tallowed Touch Tallow balm is a one-of-a-kind tallow balm that pampers your dry skin.


Infused Euphoria is a unique Tallowed Touch Tallow Balm that is made up of vanilla infused tallow, organic extra virgin olive oil and ylang ylang essential oil. It has been a  long journey to find the perfect combination. You will find it today in this one of a kind tallow skin care product!

Available in our Etsy Shop

Gift set in a sinamay mesh bag: Infused Euphoria tallow balm, Infused Vanilla Mint and Infused Vanilla Rose tallow lip balms.
Infused Vanilla Gift Sets with Euphoria set out at market and waiting for that special someone!

Other Vanilla Infused Tallow Products

Vanilla infused tallow is the base of this recipe as well as for several of our other bestselling products:

  • Infused vanilla Mint tallow lip balm in a paper tube laying in a dish of cut tan leather with 3 black vanilla beans and a deep green peppermint sprig
  • Infused Vanilla Rose tallow lip balm in a biodegradable paper tube laying in a dish of cut tan leather with a background of pink Damascena roses and 3 black vanilla beans
  • three Infused Vanilla Vetiver Tallow Balms in a pottery plate with black bvanilla beans in the forfround and the roots of the vetiver grass in the back.
  • 5 Star Review by Melissa with photos of tallow gift set photos.

Do you like the scent of Ylang Ylang? Vanilla?

How does it make you feel?

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