BUG OFF Tallow Butter

(1 customer review)


Medium-Strong Scent with Organic Neem Oil

Natural Bug Repellent

If your tallow arrives melted from a hot transit, place in fridge for 30 minutes before attempting to open.


  1. A natural and effective bug repellent that is even safe to apply on infants, much safer than chemical repellents.
  2. Formulated to help repel critters including but not limited to: mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, ants, gnats, flies, and more.
  3. Lasts up to 4 hours from initial application! Apply to dry skin for best results.
  4. Water-repellent tallow-based formula that isn’t easily wiped away. Apply to dry skin for best results.
  5. Soothes and helps to quickly heal bug bites after they occur if you forget to apply until after you receive bites.
Experience true food for your skin with our real, old-fashioned suet tallow. Our suet tallow is nutrient-dense, farm-fresh, and rendered in-house. Our tallow butters are handmade with carefully curated, local, 100% grass-fed/finished, and pasture-raised suet tallow from cattle – proudly sourced from small family farms here in the USA. NEVER ultra-processed or bleached. These factors are extremely important to ensure the best quality tallow – we do not compromise!


Countless benefits…

  • Tallow is an excellent moisturizer used to soothe dry skin. It’s thick enough to handle the toughest rough patches, but light enough to absorb quickly into the skin. High-quality tallow is said to be loaded with the bioavailable forms of vitamins A, D, E and K, plus full of essential fatty acids not commonly found in common modern day skincare. Your skin absorbs these nutrients just like nicotine from a quit-smoking patch – or even a deadly dose of poison from handling a toxic frog. Our skin does utilize external applications – whether good or bad. Consider this the next time you slather chemical-laden lotions on your skin!
  • Yes, our tallows are in smaller containers compared to the big bottles of store-bought lotions: a little goes a very long way! The longer you consistently use tallow, the less you will need, as tallow actually helps to balance and regulate your skin – rather than dry it out as most lotions do. This isn’t an advantage for the seller, but it is fantastic for the consumer! Tallow regulates the skin to rely LESS on moisturizers, instead of training it to depend on MORE moisturizers over time. Therefore, tallow IMPROVES your skin over time, instead of subtly and slowly making it become dependent upon outside moisture, like chemical lotions do.
  • Suet, as opposed to muscle fat, contains a higher level of saturated fatty acids and a triglyceride known as glyceryl tristearate, otherwise called “stearin”. Suet therefore softens and smooths the skin’s surface better than regular tallow fat, while also helping to maintain and protect the skin’s barrier.
  • Tallow resembles our natural sebum (skin oil) and absorbs into the skin easily, which helps to balance the skin’s sebum production after a cleanse. Pair this with the fact that high-quality tallow is non-comedogenic (will not clog pores when used correctly) – and you have a skin-match success for any skin type!
  • The Vitamin D3 found in tallow induces the expression of antimicrobial peptide genes in human skin and plays a significant role in preventing opportunistic infections.
  • Moreover, grass-fed tallow contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA helps skin retain moisture by boosting ceramide synthesis in skin cells; this fortifies the skin barrier and helps to retain moisture in the skin. CLA is a natural ingredient that allows for skin renewal without harsh chemicals or treatments. CLA is naturally anti-inflammatory and may significantly slow signs of skin aging when used consistently for prolonged periods of time.
  • Tallow is usually a wasted product that is thrown away after an animal’s carcass has been butchered. Instead we purchase it, which further supports our small farmers. This means that regeneratively farmed tallow products grown on free-range pastures are actually preferred for the environment – when considering the other options that are: not local, highly-processed in factories, and farmed industrially.
  • All of the naturally-occurring tallow nutrients in their bioavailable forms are more recognizable to our bodies, which means our bodies can utilize them better in their whole, organic state. This places tallow in a tier above all other skincare ingredients: a long-forgotten skincare secret that was well-known by our ancestors over 150 years ago. Now, we have the skincare science and consumer testimonies to prove it.


Our Ingredients


Suet Tallow

This isn’t just any tallow you can buy online, this is:
  • Slowly and carefully hand-rendered in our facility from the farm-fresh raw source
  • NEVER bleached or ultra-processed for a “white look”
  • 100% grass-fed and grass-finished
  • LOCAL small family farm-raised
  • SUET is the fat only taken from around the kidneys and organ meats, highly saturated and nutritious
  • Whipped and piped into the jar by hand for a more spreadable consistency.


Organic Neem Oil

    • Certified Organic Neem Oil kills or repels many harmful insects, mites, and aphids, but leaves behind many skin-health benefits for users.*


Active Essential Oils

  • Naturally scented with an herbaceous blend of therapeutic grade essentials oils: citronella, lemongrass, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, clove, patchouli, cedar, lavender, and vanilla oleoresin.
  • All of these essential oils have specific uses for repelling certain bugs and insects, giving the user a more complete coverage.
  • People have been safely using these plants since ancient times to repel unwanted tiny critters.


Certified Organic Vitamin E

This isn’t your regular (questionable) Vitamin E, this is:
  • Only derived from USDA Certified Organic sunflowers – NO soy, wheat, gluten, or synthetic ingredients – there is no other purer Vitamin E on the market.
  • Natural Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) boasts 2X (200%) more skin absorption and bioavailability for our bodies to utilize than synthetic “vitamin e”. The most obvious differences between the two types is where Vitamin E is sourced and they even have different chemical names. “dL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate” (synthetic Vitamin E) comes from petrochemicals. Meanwhile, “d-Alpha Tocopherol” (natural Vitamin E) is made from the natural nutrients of plant oils.
  • Perfect to help keep our unprocessed tallow butter shelf-stable longer by dramatically slowing oxidation, rancidity, and UV damage. Unless you want your tallow to have an expiration date of 3-6 months from manufacture date, this ingredient is crucial.
  • Wonderful for skincare. Vitamin E is an invaluable asset for skin moisturizers, as it speeds healing and increases moisture-retention for next-level youthfulness.* Vitamin E has also been scientifically shown to prevent the breakdown of collagen.
  • An absolute necessity in our tallow butter skincare product for better shelf-stability and beautiful skin…
  • We often hear the question “Why not make it without Vitamin E?” and if not, “Will you teach me how to make this myself?” If the answers above do not satisfy, or if you want the only ingredient to be farm-fresh, high-quality tallow – then we invite you to experiment with rendering and whipping your own suet from a good local farmer near you and using in 3-6  months (without the addition of Vitamin E) in careful storage. Also, the proper rendering and filtration methods take several hours to carefully accomplish correctly without damaging the suet. It took us years to perfect the process and find the right suet suppliers, plus ALL suet batches are slightly different due to seasons, diet, genetics, locations, etc. – it is a lot to learn and not easy to teach! We do not share our method for making local tallow butter from our suet suppliers – you will need to experiment with your own farm-fresh suet if you wish to attempt to create a similar quality. Thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your support of our hard work!


Top 4 Tips for Beginners:

  1. Please keep in mind that scent information found in this product’s scent tab is based on majority feedback.
  2. Beginners should educate themselves on the proper application methods for their skin type found here in the directions.
  3. Some scents or extra ingredients should not be used on or around sensitive areas or very delicate skin, please follow our tallow butter directions and our company’s general safety policy.
  4. Please read our information about beading and inconsistencies from natural tallow below.


△ Beading & Other Inconsistencies

Farm-fresh suet tallow in it’s raw (unprocessed and natural) state can be compared to farm-fresh raw honey. If you have ever had raw honey crystallize after sitting in your cabinet, the beekeeper probably told you it is doing exactly what that product does naturally, and it can be gently re-heated to go back to a more fluid, consistent texture state. Raw, unprocessed honey still has molecular memory – the compounds tend to draw back into their natural state over time, remembering their original composition. This is the same story with 100% grass-fed whipped farm-fresh suet tallow – except that it beads instead of crystalizes. We have not been able to determine exactly the reasons for beading, whether due to abrupt temperature fluctuations, atmospheric pressures, humidity levels, or additional ingredients: beading is a total mystery we are still trying to pin the precise cause of (and we will probably never be able to). Some tallow jars will bead, while others from the same batch stored in the same location do not! The beekeeper will be able to relate: as some honey jars crystallize, while other jars from the same batch do not. We learned this from having our own honeybees for a few years – it is a natural happening with high-quality products, although inconvenient.
You may also notice that raw natural honey (like farm-fresh tallow) is different in texture, taste, and color at different seasons – even from the same farmer and location. This is because of the seasonal availability of food for the bees and other environmental factors. Again, a very similar thing happens with grass-fed pasture-raised tallow: the texture, scent, and color vary at different seasons – even from the same farmers and locations. These are undetermined factors we have no control over due to the seasonal changes of environments and adapting natural genetics.
Despite these inconsistencies, the end performance and value of the product is still the same! With beading, it takes a few more seconds to massage the product on the skin to melt the beadings, that’s the only inconvenience. The other factors of “imperfections” are always a possibility with all-natural ingredients: affecting their scent, texture, color, and consistency. Since the ingredient is still fitting to the description of “100% grass-fed suet tallow” or “raw natural honey” as per our example – the product still works perfectly naturally and is still functioning exactly as stated and as nature intended. We could add more processed ingredients or chemical emulsifiers to remedy this, but we see this extra step as only compromising the benefits of our farm-fresh, natural, animal-based products to maybe only gain a slightly more consistent texture – it’s not even a guarantee! Just like our natural animal fat soaps will never lather like palm-based detergents, our hand-rendered tallow-based products can’t compare to the artificial consistency of highly processed and industrialized ingredients used in other body products.
Therefore, we feel that it is best to consider these inconsistencies as proof of the integrity of our ingredients, and take pleasure in knowing we are rubbing in a more wholesome skin food a little longer than if the texture, color, or scent was exactly “as-expected” like synthetic or highly processed creams are. In short, we do the best we can with what nature gifts us – we hope that you are able to enjoy a truly superior and natural product for your body, despite any organic inconsistencies!


Don’t settle for anything less than the absolute best for your skin

*Our statements not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We do not guarantee or claim that our products can cure, treat, or prevent any disease.

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Manufacture Date:

  • 2 oz Glass Jar : 6/16/2022
  • 0.5 oz Sample Tin : 6/16/2022

Best By Date:

  • 2 oz Glass Jar : 6/16/2024
  • 0.5 oz Sample Tin : 6/16/2024

Store in a room-temperature, dry place out of direct sunlight.

We recommend using within 1 year of first use for best results, as scents and contents fade and break down faster over time once disturbed.

We are not licensed healthcare providers: we cannot share medical advice or medically approve a product for any individual’s condition. We can only offer sales advice and we always advise a physician’s pre-approval before using any product.

All Perma-Earth products are only to be used as suggested or implied by their listing descriptions and informational tabs. It is the sole responsibility of the consumer to educate themselves on every product’s ingredients and proper usage before purchase and to seek medical advice from their healthcare provider before use.

If pregnant, nursing, planning to become pregnant, or will use a product on any dependent, please consult with your licensed healthcare provider before using any products. We do have products intended for babies and approved by our own personal pediatricians in our baby shop section.


Please note that at Perma-Earth LLC, we pride ourselves on being fully transparent with all of our ingredients, unlike many companies that hide other ingredients under one name or do not disclose the full ingredients list. All ingredients used in the amounts regulated by the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) are clearly listed in every product’s online electronic listing descriptions and tabs via our ecommerce website at perma-earth.com (which you are viewing now). Consumers take the full risk of using the products as-intended by seller (whether suggested or implied) upon purchase.


Furthermore, Perma-Earth LLC extensively tests their products in-house on their own limited personnel with their acknowledged consent. We do our absolute best to comply with the most up-to-date safety and usage requirements of each ingredient for the specific purposes of use or benefits intended from use. We also take great measures to maintain proper shelf-stability needs of the product to reduce or eliminate any possibility of microbial growth hazards derived from contamination during use or the natural environment within the specified use period from manufacture date. Please see expiration product tabs.


Any consumer may contact us to request more information about suggested uses, specific ingredients of concern used in current formulations, or other manufacturing contact points at any time from us before or after purchase. To which we will do our best to relay the most accurate information without compromising copyrights.


ALL PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED AND STORED IN THE SAME FACILITY, OFTEN USING THE SAME EQUIPMENT CLEANED BETWEEN EACH USE. We cannot fully guarantee that especially sensitive allergic conditions such as to egg or dairy or gluten or latex are not cross-contaminated at a microscopic level. Please keep in mind that the epidermal system is not the same as the digestive system – many digestive allergens such as lactose or gluten intolerance only affects the digestive system – please see your doctor for clarifications with your specific needs before purchase or use. If one has any known topical allergies/sensitivities to any of a product’s stated ingredients, we advise NOT to purchase or use that product.


Personal dissatisfactions or unique reactions experienced by consumers or their dependents are not the fault of the manufacturer (Perma-Earth LLC), as this is the consumer’s risk of responsibility to educate themselves on their unique sensitivities and to contact the company with any further questions.

For instance, if one has a rare reaction to a preservative, oil, or fragrance – this is a consumer’s sole risk of using the product being pre-informed of the product’s ingredients or description of use prior to purchase. If one discovers a sensitivity to one of our ingredients, we suggest seeking medical advice and to contact us with as much detail as possible, including clear photographs. Please see our shop policies for further information of disclaimers and directions.

If any consumer has a unique sensitivity or reaction from using our products as intended (whether suggested or implied), please contact us for our records so that we may re-assess safety procedures and also consider changing the formulation if it does not impede with the original intent and purpose of the formula. We record ALL reports of sensitivities and reactions for logging and review by the company.


The General Safety Summary list below is a means to educate consumers on the general safety precautions when using our products, and is by no means an all-encompassing list. The consumer must take proper precautions and use wise judgment when purchasing our products with sensible discretions for using it on or near their own body or dependents’ bodies.

General Safety Summary:

ALL of our body products are meant to be used for external purposes ONLY: if used on an open wound, sore, or in a moist cavity, this is at the consumer’s risk. We ask that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider if using the product in any other way not intended by Perma-Earth LLC.

Some products may cause a temporary rash or reaction to the facial skin, and not to the scalp or body skin, or visa-versa. This depends on each individual’s sensitivity levels and personal biology to various ingredients.

Some ingredients naturally will cause a tingling sensation, such as peppermint oil or mint-like derivatives, magnesium oil or other oils like tea tree, lemongrass, eucalyptus, camphor, etc. Please use proper precautions when using products with these or similar ingredients around sensitive areas such as the eyes or orifices.

  • Products that must be totally rinsed off with water or washed off with soap completely after a limited period of use: Scrubs/Exfoliators, Shampoos/Soaps, Bath Bombs, etc. Please employ sensible precautions when using exfoliating products: not using too aggressively, too often, or for prolonged periods of time.
  • Products NEVER to be used externally (on the skin or otherwise): Candles, Wax-Melts. Follow instructions for safe use on candle product warning labels and wax-melters. Never leave them unattended, in an unstable location, near strong air flow, or near children or pets.
  • Products NEVER to be used close to the mouth of infants: ANY water-based product containing phenoxyethanol (Milk Lotions, Hyaluronic Acid Products, Some Hair Styling Products, Etc.)
  • Products that can be left on the skin or scalp for reasonable periods of time in non-excessive amounts: Conditioners, Hair Oils, Lotions, Balms, Butters, Deodorants, Perfumes, Etc.

Thank you for choosing Perma-Earth Bath and Body to feed your needs, where the standards are ever-increasing and we are constantly looking to improve. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

USA Grass-fed Tallow, Organic Neem Oil, Essential Oils of Citronella, Lemongrass, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Clove, Patchouli, Cedar, Lavender, & Vanilla Oleoresin, and Organic Vitamin E.

Read More About Our Essential Oils Here

Naturally scented with an herbaceous blend of therapeutic grade essentials oils including: citronella, lemongrass, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, clove, patchouli, cedar, lavender, and vanilla oleoresin.

INTENSITY: Medium-Strong

Read More About Our Essential Oils Here

Approximate Weight :

  • 2 oz in Glass Jar
  • 0.5 oz in Sample Tin

Approximate Dimensions :

  • 2 oz Glass Jar : 2.3″ x 2.3″ x 2″
  • 0.5 oz Sample Tin : 1.7″ x 1.7″ x 0.7″

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  1. Thedancingcarnivore

    Thedancingcarnivore (verified owner)

    I have always hated bug spray, the ingredients are horrendous. This bug off product though is amazing. The smell may be a bit much for some people but I actually enjoy it. It’s super easy and quick to apply to kiddos and there’s no accidentally spraying in someone’s eyes or mouth like I so fondly remember growing up with bug spray. We used this all summer and loved it!

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