"How do I make my own homemade tallow balm?"
I am all about trying to make things at home. Making your own whipped tallow is a little time consuming, but there are very few ingredients and the process is simple.
First, you'll need 100% grass-fed beef tallow. Tallow that is not grass-fed might give you a less desirable result. Your tallow should be solid at room temperature. You can find this at Amazon or lots of other suppliers online or locally. Or, raise your own cows and render your own tallow, but that's another subject entirely!
Next, you'll need olive oil, preferably organic, and essential oils, if using.
In a clean pan over low heat, melt 4 oz of tallow until it becomes completely liquid. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. You can add more if your skin is oily and less if your skin is extra dry...yes you read that right! Oil cleanses oil.
If you are adding essential oils, now is the time you would add them in. I add 24 drops of essential oils for every 4 oz of tallow. My favorites to use are lavender, chamomile, and frankincense.
At this point you have tallow balm. If you want a more concentrated version you can pour this into a glass jar as is and it can be used after it has cooled completely. If you prefer whipped tallow balm, keep reading.
Tallow balm that is cooled quickly will have better results, so I would suggest refrigerating it before whipping. It should be completely cooled and white in color. This could take a couple of hours. When completely cooled, you can mix with a hand mixer or a stand mixer. I think that a stand mixer works best for this, but I've used both successfully. Whip for a few minutes on medium-high until you get a stiff, icing-like consistency. Transfer into a glass jar and keep in a cool dry place.
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