How to Make Herbal-Infused Homemade Tattoo Care Cream
Infused topicals have a unique range of benefits. Medicinal topicals can offer relief to people experiencing a variety of problems affecting the muscles and skin, like inflammation, burns, and localized pain.
Botanical creams and balms can also offer relief without any psychoactive effects, like those experienced with other forms of consumption.
You can also use these creams and salves for other types of skin health, including as a moisturizer, or just as a healthy part of your overall skincare routine. Botanically-infused topicals can be a beneficial and holistic method to help maintain your integumentary health.
Rather than consuming the herb by smoking, or eating edibles, using a botanically infused lotion can provide targeted relief for the affected area of the skin. Using these creams, salves, or balms when you get a new tattoo can help with the pain, inflammation/itch, and support the skin’s recovery.
Even better, you can make your own customizable creams at home! #LĒVOmade
Tattoo Care with Herbal-Infused Cream
Tattoo aftercare is essential to ensure your new ink heals correctly. There are numerous tattoo balms and creams on the market, but you may have heard that you can use botanically-infused cream on your new tattoo.
This type of medicinal cream will also help with overall healing, pain, and inflammation. Also, since you’ve made it, you know exactly what the ingredients are.
These infused creams contain botanicals from the plants you love most, which are both good for inflammation and pain. It’s most likely that your favorite plant has been used for thousands of years to treat these very symptoms. These specific, infused botanicals also contain fatty acids that will work great as a skin moisturizer.
Because your skin may feel a bit swollen and itchy after a tattoo, a homemade infused tattoo care cream could be the perfect solution.
Long after your tattoo has healed, you should still have plenty of infused cream left to treat a kitchen burn, a long day at the beach, or even a bee sting.
How to Apply the Cream
Make sure that the area is clean before you apply the cream. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the tattoo shop, using antibacterial cleaner, and after patting the tattoo dry.
Now, your tattoo is ready for your homemade infused cream. Gently rub the mixture onto your skin. Make sure to cover the entire tattoo as well as a margin of skin outside of the new ink.
Don’t worry about dulling the colors of your new tattoo. The fatty acids in the infused cream will protect the colors from fading. In fact, the healing of your tattoo should take place so much faster, so the colors and details will remain sharp and distinct.
Note: Watch out for Signs of Infection
The infused tattoo lotion will help keep your new ink moisturized while keeping inflammation and discomfort at bay. Contact the tattoo parlor, or go to a licensed physician if you notice unusual swelling or redness.
It’s recommended to experiment with different recipes and ingredients that are best for your skin’s needs when making your own herbal-infused creams at home. Now, after several days of healing-infused lotion care, your new tattoo should be ready to show off!
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Herbal-Infused Homemade Tattoo Care Cream
Making your own homemade botanically-infused tattoo care cream is simple and can be done from the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have an infusion machine like the LĒVO II, the process will be that much easier.
Follow the instructions below to make your own botanically infused tattoo care cream or balm.
- 1/3 cup Sweet Almond Oil, infused with decarbed flower
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/3 cup Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1/3 cup Beeswax Pellets
- 15 drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
First, you’ll want to infuse your sweet almond oil with decarbed flower. The decarbing and infusion process can be streamlined if you have a LĒVO II machine. However, you can decarb and infuse your oil by hand too.
- Now, grab your double boiler and start heating up the water. It takes a few minutes to get going. Filling it just over half full is a good amount of water, and it won’t boil over easily. Place on medium-high heat to start. Once it begins to boil and you see it bubbling a bit, turn the heat down to very low.
- As the water is heating, get your containers ready set to fill.
- Now, melt coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax pellets, and almond oil together with the double boiler until fully combined. Slow is better than too fast, so nothing gets burned.
- After the oils, butter, and wax are fully combined, you can slowly add each of the essential oils.
- Now that the ingredients have been thoroughly combined, stir the mixture and let it heat for a minute more.
- Now, carefully fill each container to just below the top.
- The final step is to let the balms cool all the way and set. This cooling-off process should take around 45 minutes or so. A good way to test if the containers are cooled is to touch the bottom of the containers. If they’re cool to the touch, they should be ready to use.