Homemade Whipped Tallow Magnesium Body Butter
Updated: Jul 25
I have a tallow balm that I am totally in love with, you can use my affiliate code: SATIATEDBLONDE 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 tallow balms/whipped tallow butters online and had a cart full of different ones, 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.
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!