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Did you recently get a new tattoo, and you want the best DIY tattoo cream recipe? Our Healing Homemade Tattoo Balm uses natural ingredients to help you heal.
I am an avid user of essential oils. I use plenty of them every day and never plan to stop that, but I have found that making my own balms or salves for specific uses takes the oils to another level.
It allows the oils to stay in one area for longer, and although they will not be quite as potent as when they are used alone on the skin, this helps keep them for dissipating so fast and allows them to really go work for you.
Using good base ingredients is important when making your own balms and salves, as you want to only put things on the skin that are helping you and not hindering or causing side effects like other toxic products can.
If you haven’t done the garlic experiment – try it! I think you’ll be surprised by how quickly things move from your skin to your bloodstream.
This new tattoo balm is specifically designed for healing and keeping a tattoo looking nice with a natural remedy. I have a friend who personally used it on two tattoos and they both did very well with it. She feels it sped up the healing process as well.
It uses 5 essential oils that are all very powerful ones for sanitizing and healing the skin well. Please be sure to let us know how this new tattoo balm works for you in the comments!
New Tattoo Care Balm with Essential Oils Recipe
Supplies and Ingredients
- 2-4 balm containers with lids (I used two 2-ounce plastic containers as shown in the photos. If you want a smaller size you’ll need more. You can also use glass or metal tins.)
- 1.25 ounces beeswax pastilles, or chopped beeswax bars (vegans can substitute candelilla wax)
- 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
- 8 drops frankincense essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 6 drops geranium essential oil
- 6 drops helichrysum essential oil (if you don’t have this oil, add another 2-3 drops of frankincense oil)
- 4 drops melaleuca essential oil
- Using a double boiler, fill the bottom half of the pot with water to about 2/3 full and place it over low to medium heat.
- Measure out the beeswax (if you are chopping it, that needs to be done ahead of time) and put it into the top half of the double boiler over the water.
- It is best to heat it slowly on a lower temp than quickly at a high one, so you don’t overheat the wax. You want to preserve its benefits.
- As that is heating up, this is a good time to go ahead and get your containers ready for filling, and also to measure out the coconut oil. If you find that it has solidified and is hard to scoop out and measure, just take off the lid and pop it in a bowl of hot water to soften it.
- Check the beeswax and stir it once or twice to keep the clumps melting.
- Once your beeswax is fully melted and there are no yellow pieces remaining, stir in the coconut oil.
- Then, measure and add the jojoba oil as well. Let the oils and wax melt together and stir occasionally if needed to break up any lumps.
- Once they are mixed together and clear, remove the pan from the heat then add in the essential oils.
- Every one of these oils will be a runny one, and several are more costly oils, so be careful as you pour them to go slowly and take your time.
- Now, stir in the oils well to disperse them throughout the balm base.
- Now it’s time to pour them into your containers. Go slowly and leave just a small gap at the top.
- Once all of the balm containers are filled, leave them to rest on a counter top at room temperature to cool.
- It will take about 45 minutes to cool off all the way, depending on the size of containers you used.
- To check to see if they are fully cooled, just feel the bottom center of one of the containers. If it is warm, give it a little while longer.
- Once cooled, place on the lids and make labels for them if you’d like to.
- Take a small amount on the tip of your finger and gently rub on and around the outside of your tattoo. When the tattoo is new, you can do this a few times a day to keep it moisturized and healing well. After it has healed, just use it occasionally for protection and to keep good care of it.
If you’d rather not DIY this time, you can buy a pre-made tattoo salve that has great reviews.