Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tattoo Balm

My tattoo balm is like magic! It is protective to the skin and will promote natural healing! The magic part of my tattoo balm recipe is from the herbal infused oils that I use to craft the balm. You can make the herbal infused oils yourself, but I highly suggest you go ahead and purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs. While you are there, go ahead and purchase the beeswax and the essential oils.

My recipe uses the following herbal infused oils from Mountain Rose Herbs:


A beautiful photo of the Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula Herbal Oil: It is a very gentle and cooling oil that is soothing to dry and damaged skin. 

Photo of fresh Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Comfrey Herbal Oil: Contains the leaves and roots and is great for healing wounds and for promoting skin cell proliferation. Don't apply comfrey herbal oil to open wounds, wait until a scab has formed. 

Plantain in the Summer. (Plantago major)

Plantain Herbal Oil: Is very soothing to the outer skin tissue and can help speed the skin's natural recovery process from wounds and irritations. 

You will also need three essential oils. German Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils. You can purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs

My recipe makes about four ounces which will last about 3 months or longer depending on the size of the ink!
Tattoo Balm
makes about 4 ounces

1 tablespoon Calendula Infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Comfrey Infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Plantain infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Castor Seed Oil
1 Tablespoon Lanolin Oil (vegans and vegetarians can use Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter instead)
2 (heaping) Tablespoons Beeswax
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
15 drops German Chamomile Essential Oil
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Place the beeswax in a double boiler and melt completely.  Add in the herbal infused oils, Hemp seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, and Lanolin oil. Stir until mixture is remelted. Turn off the heat. Stir in the Vitamin E oil and the essential oils. Stir quickly and transfer the hot melted tattoo balm to a glass or heatproof container with a tight fitting lid. Apply a thin layer to skin as a protectant and to promote natural healing. 

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!