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Natural Tattoo Balm Recipe


Homemade Tattoo Balm in glass jar

We all know that taking proper care of your tattoo after getting inked helps improve the life and vibrancy of the artwork. There are lots of excellent ready-made tattoo care products available these days, but you can also make your own with some herbal oils and botanical butters! This recipe makes for a nourishing skin treat protects that new masterpiece as it sets in for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Botanical Tattoo Balm Recipe

Makes about 3 ounces of balm.

Active Time: 20 minutes



  1. Melt butters together on the stove in a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat. Add herbal oils and stir to combine.
  3. Add in the vitamin E oil and stir.
  4. Pour into screw top glass jars or tins.
  5. Allow to cool, then secure lids.

How to Use Tattoo Balm

Gently spread a light layer of the balm onto freshly inked skin throughout the day, making sure not to disturb an scabs. Make sure not to leave on goopy layers so the skin can breathe!


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Homemade Tattoo Balm top view




Topics: Natural Body Care, Recipes


Written by Alieta on August 16, 2016

Alieta, blog contributor, is an Oregon native with a two-year certificate from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Her other professional accreditations include: a degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University, a degree in Philosophy, Spanish, and Graphic Design from Portland State University, a scuba diving certification, and non-violent communication training. She enjoys spending her free time hiking in the woods with her Labradoodle, Pepperoni, or enjoying the view from her garden with her cat and a bubbly beverage. And winning the local Eugene hackathon!

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