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Basic Tattoo Balm Recipe

Yield: 12 x 3 oz Jars  |  Est. Time: 2 Hours  |  Level: Easy

About This Recipe:
Learn how to make a moisturizing, all-natural tattoo balm with this simple kit and recipe! Customize this easy, beginner-friendly formula by experimenting with different butters and oils. We don’t recommend adding a fragrance to this product – fragrance-free tattoo care is generally best.

Shopping List:
Buy Recipe As A Kit
(2) 1 lb Shea Butter - Ultra Refined

(1) 2 oz Aloe Butter Blend

(2) 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil - Refined

(1) 2 oz Beeswax - Ivory

(1) 1/2 oz Vitamin E Natural T-50

(1) Fragrance Oil (Not Included & NOT recommended for tattoo care)

(1) 12 Jars 03 oz Natural LOW PROFILE Plastic Jar & Top

Recipe Ingredients:
Measure ingredients with a scale or precise measuring tool.

• 20.79 oz. Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
• 1.35 oz. Aloe Butter Blend
• 3.51 oz. Sweet Almond Oil - Refined
• 0.81 oz. Beeswax - Ivory
• 0.27 oz. Vitamin E Natural T-50
• 0.27 oz. Fragrance Oil (Not Included & NOT recommended for tattoo care)

Equipment From Home:
• (1) Stainless Steel Melting Pot
• (1) Scale
• (1) Thermometer
• (1) Spatula

Recipe Disclaimer:
We are not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.

You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to
ensure compatibility and safety.


NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron and workspace.
  1. Add 20.79 oz Shea Butter, 1.35 oz Aloe Butter Blend, 3.51 oz Sweet Almond Oil, and 0.81 oz Beeswax to a double boiler. Heat, stirring until butters and wax are melted.
  2. Stir in 0.27 oz Vitamin E.
  3. If desired, stir in up to 1% (0.27 oz) Fragrance Oil.
  4. Allow mixture to cool to around 100° F before pouring. Stir occasionally as it cools.
  5. Once cool, fill jars evenly. Do not apply lids.
  6. Allow jars to set up before placing in refrigerator.
  7. Once you can move the jars without spilling, place in refrigerator to cool fully (around 2 hours).
  8. Once cool and hardened, apply lids and label accordingly.
To Use: Massage onto dry tattoos (or skin) as desired.

Ingredient Label: Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Aloe Extract, Beeswax, Vitamin E, (Fragrance, if added)

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