Tallow Balm Recipe for Eczema Relief

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Tallow balm is whipped beef fat used as moisturizer. It is biodynamic and wonderful for skin health. Tallow is organically compatible with with our skin, because the fat composition of tallow is similar to human sebum. It locks in moisture and nutrients without clogging your pores. I used tallow balm to help heal my eczema for good, and I’ve continued to use it for six years.


    • 1/2 Cup Grass Fed Tallow
    • 1/4 Cup Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil
    • Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Rosehip, and Chamomile Essential Oils (OR any essential oils you prefer, this is just the combo I came up with.)
    • Stand mixer or Electric hand mixer for whipping.


  1. In a glass bowl, melt the tallow over a small pot of boiling water.
  2. Once the tallow is melted, let it cool for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the 1/4 cup of olive oil.
  4. Begin whipping the oil mixture using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. As the mixture gets back to a cool room temperature it will being to turn white and solidify. The mixing adds air into it so that it’s a spreadable, lotion consistency. I generally have to whip it for about 20 minutes.
  5. Continue to whip the mixture as it solidifies and add in the essential oils. I used 2 drops of each oil listed in the ingredients.
  6. The consistency should look and feel similar to whipped body butter (or like whipped buttercream frosting).
  7. Using a rubber spatula, transfer the whipped tallow balm to a small jar and store it in a cool dark place. I keep mine in my nightstand drawer.