Tallow Balm Recipe

Tallow Balm Recipe: Make Your Own Tallow Balm

If you’re looking for a good Tallow Balm recipe, you’re not on your own! The healing and nourishing power of tallow balm is having a major moment, and for good reason. After all, it’s made from animal fat which has been used for centuries to treat skin ailments. Finally this simple, natural balm is making a huge comeback, and for many, it’s an essential part of an all-natural skincare routine.

If you’ve heard about the wonders of tallow balm and want to try it out for yourself, why not make your own? Use it after a bentonite clay face mask and your skin will love you!

Making this wonderful skincare product means you can tailor it to suit your skin’s individual needs, get creative with the ingredients, and enjoy the wonderful results of your own homemade tallow balm. It is incredibly versatile, caring for your skin in a variety of ways; helping to heal wounds, remedy dry patches, reduce irritation, and even take on anti-aging properties.

Preparing your own tallow balm lets you take advantage of all these natural properties, customizing it to suit your own skin type and needs, and giving your body the love and care it deserves. In this post, I will reveal the secrets behind making your own tallow balm, breaking down the process step-by-step and unlocking the skin-nourishing benefits of this natural skincare product.

If you don’t want to make your own right now but would like to try it, check out my tallow balm here!

How To Make Tallow Balm

What is Tallow Balm?

Tallow Balm is an all-natural healing balm made from animal fat. It is used to treat dry skin, rashes and other minor skin ailments. It has been used for centuries to provide relief from the harsh climates of cold and dry areas.

Tallow balm is typically made from beef or mutton fat. Because tallow balm is derived from animal fat, it is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, D, and E. These vitamins are essential for healthy skin, so using tallow balm can provide your skin with numerous benefits.

It helps to soothe, hydrate, and protect the skin, while also providing a protective coating to help prevent further damage. Tallow balm is also non-toxic and free of artificial fragrances and colors. In addition, it is incredibly easy to make at home, allowing you to customize your own tallow balm recipe to suit your skin’s needs.

Benefits of Making Your Own Tallow Balm

Making your own Tallow Balm can have a variety of skin benefits, as well as being an economical and sustainable choice. Tallow Balm is a natural skincare product made by rendering grass-fed beef or sheep tallow into a creamy balm that can be used as a nourishing makeup remover, moisturizer, and lipsalve. Rich in Vitamin A, lanolin, and healthy fats, tallow balm offers a natural alternative for those looking for a nontoxic skincare option.

Tallow Balm is a great multi-use product, as it not only has moisturizing qualities, but it also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It is packed with antioxidants, so it is perfect for acne-prone skin, and can be used as a spot treatment for blemishes.

Additionally, Tallow Balm has antibacterial properties, which make it useful for a variety of skin issues. Its Vitamin A content aids in cell regeneration, making it beneficial for aging skin.

Using a Tallow Balm recipe is also an environmentally conscious choice. It is a simple product made up of sustainable, natural ingredients, and avoiding wasteful packaging. Plus, as a homemade product, it is free of synthetic chemicals and preservatives, and can be stored in reusable containers.

When you make your own Tallow Balm, you can customize it to your needs. You can add essential oils and/or herb infused oils for their added health benefits or to make a healing balm for a specific concern. There are many ways to personalize the Tallow Balm recipe and create your own unique balm that meets your specific skincare needs.

Tallow Balm is the perfect addition to any DIY skincare routine.

How to Use This Amazing Skincare Product

The most common mistake I see when people try my tallow balm is that they use too much.

A little goes a long way!

Simply scoop a small amount of the balm with your fingertips, rub it between your fingers or hands to melt it slightly, and then apply it directly to your desired area. Gently massage the balm into your skin using small circular motions. This will help to ensure that the tallow balm is evenly distributed over the area, and that your skin absorbs the nourishing ingredients.

Although tallow balm may feel thicker than commercial products you’re used to using, it really doesn’t take long to be fully absorbed.

Depending on your desired results, you may need to use your tallow balm once or twice daily. To get the most out of your tallow balm, use it immediately after showering. This will help to lock in the moisture, making your skin feel softer and smoother.

Keep in mind that everyone’s skin type and needs are different. So, you may need to experiment with using the tallow balm to find the frequency that is best for your skin. With regular use and proper care, your homemade tallow balm should keep your skin nourished and hydrated.

Tallow Balm Recipe

Where to Buy Ingredients

Here are some links to the bits and pieces I use when making my tallow balm:

When it comes to buying animal fat for your tallow balm, try to source grass fed tallow if possible, but don’t sweat it. Use what you can source.

You can usually buy beef or mutton fat from your local butcher or supermarket. Or if you live in an area with a thriving farmer’s market, that’s also an excellent option. Local farmers often sell beef, lamb and pork so you might be able to source your fat locally. Not only do you get excellent ingredients, you also help support local farmers and the sustainable food movement.

When purchasing tallow balm ingredients, look for those that are organic, grass-fed and ethically sourced. This ensures that you’ll get the most nutrient-dense ingredients and that you’ll be supporting sustainable agriculture practices. Furthermore, by using quality ingredients, you can rest assured that your DIY tallow balm will turn out luxurious and long-lasting.

Tips for Making the Best Tallow Balm

Making your own tallow balm is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a natural and healing ointment. But there are some tips to help you make the best tallow balm possible.

First, make sure your tallow is clean and if you don’t want the ‘beefy’ smell, use water and salt to reduce the smell. I show you how in my video above.

When melting and combining the ingredients, control the heat. Don’t add your essential oils to hot fat. Make sure it has cooled down first.

Make sure to combine your ingredients well before pouring into your containers.

To get the best-textured balm, cool it quickly in the refrigerator. This prevents the grittiness that may happen if you cool your tallow balm too slowly.

Finally, adjust the essential oils to your own preference. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different oils and find the combination that works for you. If you want more of a healing balm, use essential oils with appropriate healing properties.

These tips will help you make the best tallow balm to nourish and protect your skin. With the right ingredients and preparation, you can create your own all-natural and healing balm.

How to Make Your Own Tallow Balm

Making your own tallow balm is an easy and cost-effective way to enjoy the many benefits of this nourishing, safe skincare product, and although it might sound intimidating, making your own tallow balm is actually fairly simple.

Follow along with the recipe below and make sure to watch my video (below the recipe) for added details, tips and tricks to ensure your tallow balm turns out perfectly.

Tallow Balm Recipe

Tallow Balm Recipe

Sue Woledge
Tallow balm is luxurious nutrition for your skin. Made from simple, easy to find ingredients, this tallow balm recipe is simple, natural skin care that is quick and easy to make at home.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Setting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes




  • Deodorise your beef fat using a water bath (optional – see video)
  • Melt beef fat
  • Combine with olive oil
  • Add essential oils
  • Pour into tins or jars
  • Place in the fridge to set
Keyword carnivore, Skincare
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