How to Make Tallow Balm | Ultimate Skin Healing Moisturizer

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What looks like birthday cake frosting, and is packed with nutrients that skin loves? Let’s learn how to make tallow balm!

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Whipped or solid, tallow balm is a skin healing miracle you won’t want to be without. It might seem kind of strange at first to use something like beef fat on your skin. The truth is, using tallow for a skin moisturizer is a practice that is thousands of years old. It’s truly a traditional skincare product that has been loved for centuries.

What makes tallow so amazing? Grass fed tallow contains a unique myriad of nutrients that heal, soothe, and moisturize skin. Let’s take a look. Grass fed tallow:

  • Is deeply nourishing and moisturizing
  • Contains Vitamins A, D, K, & E, & B12, all of which are extremely beneficial for skin
  • Also helps to prevent skin’s loss of moisture
  • Contains conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) with natural anti-inflammatory properties
  • Has all of these nutrients that are found together only in animal products
  • Contains oleic acid (omega 9) aids other components in penetrating deeply into skin
  • Is antibacterial & antimicrobial
  • Contains palmitic acid which helps improve the protective barrier function of skin
  • Is rich in minerals
  • Contains stearic acid which helps to repair damaged skin, and improves skin’s flexibility and suppleness
  • Aids in skin regeneration for skin that appears healthier and more youthful
  • Contains palmitoleic acid (omega 7) which is one of our skin’s basic building blocks

What can tallow balm do?

After you’ve learned how to make tallow balm, you’ll have an extremely healing home remedy right at your fingertips. Grass fed tallow balm is so versatile.

Have dry skin? Nothing works better to moisturize! Eczema bothering you? Tallow balm calms and soothes and can even clear eczema up completely.

Struggling with acne? The unique nutrient blend and antimicrobial properties of tallow soothe and heal even deep, cystic acne.

Diaper rash? Tallow balm heals rashes in record time. Too much sun? Tallow balm to the rescue. Tallow balm is even amazing as an anti-aging face cream.

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A perfect baby balm

When it comes to my babies, I’ve always been extra conscious of what I put on their skin. You can’t beat tallow balm for purity, gentleness, and awesome skin soothing properties. It works great for newborn skin creases and general moisturizing. Diaper rash heals very quickly with tallow balm. It’s a perfect all around skin treatment for a variety of baby needs.

The tallow balm ingredients

Tallow from cows eating only grass has the highest amount of skin loving nutrients. When looking for beef fat to make tallow balm, look for fat from 100% grass fed beef. You can render the tallow from beef fat yourself, or use already rendered tallow.

By itself, tallow at room temperature is rather stiff and hard to use on skin. Mixing a very small amount of a liquid oil, like olive oil, helps to make it more easily spreadable.

Tallow Balm and Essential Oils

As incredible as tallow balm is on its own, it can be even more amazing when you add certain essential oils. The possibilities are really endless. You can go with single oils, or blends, depending on what you want to use the tallow balm for. Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils for its beautiful scent and the many things it can do for skin.

For soothing eczema or healing diaper rash, a blend of Lavender, Copaiba Oleoresin, Palmarosa, Lemon, Frankincense carteri, and Helichrysum italicum will work wonders. If you want an anti-aging tallow balm for your face, a blend of  Lavender, Frankincense Serrata, Lemon, Petitgrain, Coriander, Turmeric, and Rose Absolute works beautifully. Many other essential oils can be used, depending on what you want your tallow balm to smell like.

What dilution to use

For general, daily, adult use, an essential oil dilution of 1 % is best. That’s what I go with when I make my tallow balm. For babies, I tend to avoid essential oils in most cases. However, if I need to help something like diaper rash heal, I will do a very gentle dilution. 0.25% is usually a good dilution for babies. I also make very sure to only use baby safe essential oils for those times.

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Whipped or solid?

You can make tallow balm in a solid form, or you can whip it. The solid form lasts the longest, since no air incorporated. The whipped form is the easiest to use, since it is light and fluffy, a lot like whipped cream. The whipped form is my personal favorite. Get my tallow lotion bar recipe here

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How to Make Tallow Balm Instructions

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Melt tallow over gentle heat until it is liquid.
  2. Remove tallow from heat. Add olive oil and stir to combine.
  3. Add essential oils and stir again.
  4. For solid tallow balm, pour balm into glass jar. Allow to harden in the refrigerator. When solid, let balm come to room temperature before using.
  5. For whipped tallow balm, pour liquid balm mixture into a large mixing bowl. Allow to solidify at room temperature. When solid, whip with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Store in glass jar.
  6. Store both forms of tallow balm at room temperature.

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Have you tried tallow balm?

How has tallow balm helped you? Have you ever made it yourself? Which essential oils do you think you’ll try?

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Yield: 8 fl. oz.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grass fed tallow
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 48 drops Essential oils

Instructions

  1. Melt tallow over gentle heat until it is liquid.
  2. Remove tallow from heat. Add olive oil and stir to combine.
  3. Add essential oils and stir again.
  4. For solid tallow balm, pour balm into glass jar. Allow to harden in the refrigerator. When solid, let balm come to room temperature before using.
  5. For whipped tallow balm, pour liquid balm mixture into a large mixing bowl. Allow to solidify at room temperature. When solid, whip with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Store in glass jar.
  6. Store both forms of tallow balm at room temperature.

 

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