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Tallow Balm

This Tallow Balm Recipe is an easy DIY Homemade Moisturizer scented with fragrant essential oils that will help to soften your skin beautifully and make you smell heavenly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Natural Beauty Products
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Balms and Creams, Natural Beauty Products, Tallow Balm
Servings: 4 ounces
Author: Mary's Nest


  • 3.5 ounces Beef tallow
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil or other oil of choice, such as sesame oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil
  • 25-50 drops Essential oils your choice


  • Melt the tallow over medium heat. Once melted, remove the tallow from the heat and transfer it to a medium-sized bowl. Allow the tallow to cool at room temperature for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil to the tallow.
  • Now add the essential oils of your choice. For this balm, you should add 25 drops of essential oil if making a face cream and 50 drops of essential oil if making a body cream.
  • Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Then remove the mixture from the refrigerator and use an electric hand mixer to whip the balm into a cream-like consistency.
  • Decant the balm into a lidded jar. Store in a cool dark place, such as a cabinet or pantry.
  • The shelf life of the balm is approximately 1 year. Please see "Important Information" in the Recipe Notes section below before using your Tallow Balm.



Important Information: This recipe is intended for adult use only and is not recommend to be used on children, infants, or babies. Exercise caution when using a tallow balm for the first time.  Always do a patch test on a small area of skin to make sure that the tallow, oils, and essential oils agree with your skin.
Notice: Use caution when following this recipe and the accompanying method, or any recipe and method described here and on this website. The author and publisher will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this recipe and method or any other recipe and method on this website.
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