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Homemade Whipped Tallow Magnesium Body Butter

Updated: Mar 15

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I have a tallow balm that I am totally in love with, you can use my affiliate code (applied when clicking through the link) to save on checkout if the make-your-own realm isn't for you! I like having both on hand and use them differently.

I have come across more and more whipped tallow butters online and had a cart full of different ones (note, the brand I linked to doesn't make these), and although I was excited, my cart total was higher than I realized. Before I checked out, I told my husband since I had all the ingredients at home, I just wanted to try making it on my own. I have fun doing my experiments, though they admittedly rarely turn out. But I figured it was worth giving it a whirl! So, I did and this time it was successful! Yay! Now, all the measurements listed below are approximate (I have made it several times now and it always turns out great!).

How I did it:

  • Create a double boil: I took a normal pot, filled it 3/4 way with water, and used a medium sized tempered glass dish (stainless steel would probably be better/safer, I just don't have one the right size) that fit in perfectly on the pot. I brought the water to a boil before I put the glass bowl on top.

  • Tallow: I put 1/4 cup tallow in the glass dish and took special care that no water got in the bowl. As it got just soft enough to get my whisk through, I turned off the heat and carefully took the bowl off the boiler. I had a pot holder to set it on right away because it does get hot! I started whisking slowly.

  • Magnesium: I added liquid magnesium in the bowl... I just poured a splash in, but it was probably 1/4 cup. *Update: I have also tried this several times with magnesium flakes (similar, but not the exact ones I've used) as well and with all of my experiments, it works pretty well, too!

  • Whisk: I whisked for about 15 minutes. It was amazing to see the transition from super silky to fluffy, doubling in size.

  • Essential Oils: Towards the end as I was getting stiff peaks, I added in frankincense, one drop at a time, just until I couldn't smell tallow. It was about 7 drops.

  • Vitamin E: At the end I also add 1/2 capsule of PUFA PROTECT for preservation (Affiliate code: SATIATEDBLONDE)

  • Package: I had two clean containers that I recycled and filled 'em up! I used the whisk to make a cool design in the top.

That's it!

How I use it:

  • My favorite is slathering up before I go to bed, but I let it soak in for a few minutes so I don't make oil angels on my sheets! Haha!

  • I like having some in my kitchen to put on after washing my hands.

  • I put it on my feet in the AM and before bed.

  • I've used it on itchy/dry spots.

So, it turns out I won't be finishing the check out process with all those tallow lotions in my cart after all. I do like the tallow balm I bought (linked above) for my face! Oh, and if you're wondering why I prefer it like this, is because I find magnesium chloride on its own to be a little burn-y/itchy, so the tallow is such a nice medium for this! Let me know if you try it out, and as always, #GetSatiated!

UPDATE: Please note I sometimes make this in very small batches for personal use. I have learned Vitamin E is not enough of a preservative to prevent mold and bacterial growth. Also, remember my content is for entertainment only.

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