• Buffalo Tallow: Skin’s Superfood

    Enjoy luminous skin with the natural glow that comes from using Buffalo Tallow. Superior to other types of tallow, all our buffalo tallow is sourced locally from Wild Idea Buffalo, then refined by us on our South Dakota ranch. Our products are all lovingly handmade with only natural clay colorants and essential oils.

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  • Hand Poured, Non-toxic Candles

    Illuminate your spaces with candles that are hand poured right here in Custer, South Dakota. We use all natural coconut and apricot wax (no soy or paraffin), soot-free, chemical-free cotton wicks, clean non-toxic scents and glass vessels. That means carcinogen-free, phthalate-free and eco-friendly.

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  • Visit Us in Custer, South Dakota

    Come visit our little slice of heaven, just 10 minutes West of Custer, SD. Stock up on locally made gifts and souvenirs. Don’t forget to get a few photos in our Sunflower field before you go. We’re open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Come see us at 11675 US Hwy 16 Custer, SD 57730

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Black Hills Candle & Tallow

The Magic of Buffalo Tallow


We use only the best, and it shows. 

Buffalo tallow has many uniquely moisturizing benefits not provided by lower-quality tallows, such as beef tallow.  Buffalo tallow is very similar to human skin lipids, is nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory, sustainable, and traditional. Unlike other types of mass-produced tallow, you’ll never have to worry about artificial growth hormones or antibiotics finding their way into the tallow.

Our products come from prairie grass-fed and finished buffalo who live their entire lives in vast open spaces right here in the South Dakota region of the US, sourced exclusively from Wild Idea Buffalo. We then hand-render the tallow ourselves on our ranch in Custer the old-fashioned way.

One use, and we know you’ll feel the difference.

  • I use it on my kids, and feel good knowing the ingredients can be trusted.

    For health reasons, I've been on a journey trying to find natural, nontoxic, but effective alternatives to some of the traditional bath and beauty products our family uses. I found this body butter and am obsessed. I've replaced my everyday lotion with it. I use it on my kids, and feel good knowing the ingredients can be trusted. I started using the bath bombs for my son who has sensory issues and hates lotion. The moisture in the bath bomb helps keep his skin from getting dry, and I don't have to worry about fighting to put lotion on him.  Also love that I'm supporting a small, founder-owned business. Thank you, Black Hills!

    — Rachel L.

  • The items are all hand made in store and the products are very high quality.

    Wow! This place is a MUST DO when you are in Custer! The items are all hand made in store and the products are very high quality. The candles and coffee mugs are the perfect souvenir from your time in the Black Hills! The women working that day was super knowledgable about the products and was so kind, welcoming, and friendly. Of all the shopping we did (which was a lot), while is Custer, this place was definitely our favorite!!

    — Nina H.

  • I love that this tallow is prairie grass fed!

    I have tried beef tallow before but until I learned about the hormones that can be present, I have been looking for something that's more pure to use. I recently tried the buffalo tallow and it was so velvety and creamy and it absorbs quickly into the skin! I'm looking forward to trying the different scents! I love that this tallow is prairie grass fed!

    - Carina B.

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Thank You for Supporting Our Dream

Enjoy and thank you for supporting our dream

After owning & managing a wedding venue for many years in Southern California, my husband and I fulfilled a dream by moving to the Black Hills of South Dakota. From our small log cabin we wanted to find a way to share the sights, scents and old west nostalgia that surrounds us with you. Our mission is to bring you luxurious products that harmonize your living spaces without harming you or the environment with unwanted toxins.

We render locally sourced buffalo tallow by hand, the old fashioned way. We hand-pour and produce all our products in small batches to ensure top quality that we can be proud of. Come relax your mind and body with us on a journey to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

-Pamela & Patrick 

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  • Illuminate your brand with personalized elegance! ✨ Elevate your business with custom-engraved candles from Black Hills Candle. Perfect for corporate gifting and wholesale orders! 💼 Shop at blackhillscandlesd.com

  • Celebrate the taste of home with our Dakota Strawberry Kuchen Candle. Enjoy the delightful aroma of fresh strawberries and creamy custard in a clean-burning, eco-friendly candle.

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