Homemade Nourishing Tallow Balm With Essential Oils

You might say that tallow is a match made in Heaven (and I believe this) for skin care. Surprisingly, it is not greasy feeling at all. My skin soaks it up right away and just feels nourished and moisturized. Makes 20 ounces.
Course Household & Health
Author Wardee Harmon



  1. Over low heat, melt tallow until just barely melted. Don’t let it get hot.
  2. Add olive oil and essential oils.
  3. Stir.
  4. Pour into containers (that have covers). Will harden fairly quickly.
  5. Store in a cool location and keep covered when not in use.
  6. Apply as needed.

Recipe Notes

*About essential oils: They are concentrated, so use sparingly. What I did was add just enough to mask the not-unpleasant-but-distinct tallow smell, as well as add a nice fragrance to the balm. I'd suggest starting at 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of straight essential oils for a batch this size. Scale up or down as needed. Since I used my Skin Care blend of oils, already diluted in a cucumber oil base, I ended up adding 2 teaspoons of it (and I just might remelt and add more).