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Tallow Balm

An all-purpose salve and body butter to use for the whole family
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY
Yield: 8 ounces
Cost: $5



  • 6 oz beef tallow, preferably organic/know the source
  • 2 oz "light" oil of choice such as sunflower, apricot kernel, avocado or almond oil
  • 60 drops essential oils- favourites include tea tree, lavender, frankincense, orange


  • Using a scale, measure out your tallow and oil into a small pot
  • Over medium-low heat, gently melt until tallow is just about melted, take off the heat.
  • If its too hot to hold a finger in, let cool until you can hold a finger in for a few seconds.
  • Add essential oils, stir well.
  • Pour into jars or containers, let cool.



We use this primarily for dry hands and feet. In winter our hands get so chapped and dry we cant live without it. In summer, the dirt from the garden dries out our feet and hands, often making cracks in our feet, ouch! I use it as a baby bum cream, for chapped cheeks, lip balm, cuts, you name it! Our all purpose balm.