This Homemade Tattoo Balm uses natural ingredients like essential oils to help keep your new tattoo looking great.
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Natural Remedy
Author: Chrystal Johnson
Balm containers with lids
1.25ouncesbeeswax pastilles(vegans can substitute candelilla wax)
8dropsfrankincense essential oil
8dropslavender essential oil
6dropsgeranium essential oil
6dropsHelichrysum essential oilif you don’t have this oil, add another 2-3 drops of frankincense oil
4dropstea tree 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 pastilles and put them 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.
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. 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 1-2 hours 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.
To Use: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.For older tattoos, just use the balm occasionally for protection and to keep good care of it.
Print the recipe again: New Tattoo Balm https://www.happy-mothering.com/new-tattoo-balm-recipe-essential-oils/