Bunny Balm Tattoo Salve was created to fill the need for a truly natural salve I could use on my angora rabbits. Because everything I do is Eco-Friendly, I find that the majority of products do not meet my strict requirements for not only my farm, but for myself & my customers. I designed Bunny Balm so that it may be applied to the ear of any rabbit prior to tattooing the rabbits ear. The tattoo salve is soothing & helps to prevent infection & drying. You can even use it to heal your own tattoo. It is safe for humans & animals.
To use on rabbits:
Clean the ear to be tattooed with a soft cotton swab soaked in alcohol. Let dry. Write the tattoo on the ear (or skip if you do not do this). Apply a small amount of Bunny Balm Organic Tattoo Salve over your writing (or where you plan on putting the tattoo if you do not write on the ear) to help keep the ink lines running smoothly. Trace over the writing with your tattoo pen (or just start to tattoo). When you are satisfied with the tattoo, wipe off the ear with a fresh cotton swab soaked in alcohol to remove excess ink. You may reapply Bunny Balm Organic Tattoo Salve over the finished tattoo to help the healing process.
To use on humans:
Apply Bunny Balm Tattoo Salve over your tattoo. Reapply as needed.
Before you get started:
I want to stress to you that for the most part, these are guidelines. I have provided links for products & supplies I feel you may find useful. After all, it's the stuff I have either used, or am currently using. In the end, use what works for you. I want you to be comfortable with the whole process. This isn't a chore, or a stress, it's a simple relaxing way to make your own hand cream free from synthetics - at a fraction of the cost.
My personal preference for heating the ingredients is to use a paper bowl & a cast iron grill over the stove top or if it's during the winter, I forgo the grill & use a paper bowl on top of my wood stove. I prefer this method for it's easy clean up & the fact that I can toss the used bowl in the burn pile &/or compost pile. If you do not feel comfortable with my method/s, you can always opt. for a small crock pot, putting the ingredients directly into the pot. If you have a gas stove you may not feel comfortable with an open flame around your oils. This is perfectly understandable. You too, can use a small crock pot directly or make clean up easier by using a larger oval shaped crock pot and paper bowls. Yet another option is to heat the oils directly in a glass canning jar rather than a paper bowl.
Clean up is a bit more difficult if you directly heat your oils & waxes in a glass jar or crock pot, but it can be done. Once you have finished, use plenty of straight soap no water. This is the same method I use to clean up after soap making. Water will only make the cleaning process more difficult. Once the vessel is sufficiently cleaned, you can then rinse it with hot water. If after rinsing, it still has residue, clean it again with plenty of straight soap no water. Repeat this process until it's clean.
There are no hard fast rules, except to please use common sense. Remember you are dealing with oils which are highly flammable. If for whatever reason, you do have a kitchen fire, do not use water! You can quickly toss baking soda on the flames, or quickly smother it with towels, or the best option (although very messy), use a fire extinguisher. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a messy kitchen then burn it to the ground!
After the directions, I provide a list of links to a variety of supply options you may wish to explore.
Ready? Lets begin!
Bunny Balm Tattoo Salve
Stainless Steel Pot or Cast Iron Pan (better)
Additional Links To Ingredients & Supplies:
Organic Non GMO Cocoa Butter
Anthony's Organic Cocoa Butter
Divine Organic Organic Cocoa Butter
Kakosi Organic Cocoa Butter
Organic Non GMO Beeswax
Beesworks Organic Beeswax Pellets
Sky Organics White Organic Beeswax Pellets
Better Shea Butter Organic Beeswax Pastilles
Organic Non GMO Sesame Oil
Now Organic Sesame Seed Oil
Eden Organic Virgin Sesame Oil (glass bottle)
Kevala Bulk Organic Sesame Oil
Organic Non GMO Essential Oils
Nature's Answer Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Viva Naturals Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Plant Therapy Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Plant Therapy Organic Rosemary Essential Oil
Now Foods Organic Rosemary Essential Oil
Garden of Life Organic Rosemary Essential Oil
Bakers Math Kitchen Scale
Adapter for Bakers Math Kitchen Scale
Oxo Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale
Earth's Natural Bowls
Dixie Heavy Duty Bowls
Brown Kraft Soup Bowls
Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Pan
Lodge Cast Iron Single Burner Grill/Griddle
Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan
1 oz. Cobalt Blue Glass Jars
2 oz. Glass Rooster Jars
2 oz. Amber Glass Jars
Kerr 4 oz. Glass Jelly Jars
Brown Kraft 8 oz. Soup Bowls
Lids for Brown Kraft Soup Bowls
Alternative Heating Methods
Small Crock Pot
Large Oval Crock Pot
A little history behind My Bunny Balm Tattoo Salve:
Bunny Balm was so well liked that a past customer of Bunny Balm decided to market it as their own creation, going so far to even steal the name I came up with - Bunny Balm Tattoo Salve. This disingenuous individual sells it at rabbit shows, online, & promotes it on Facebook. This is a classic example of someone not being creative enough to come up with their own products, so they steal from another & market it as their own idea. Sadly there are a lot of people like this. It's one thing to want to recreate something for personal use, but to steal someone else's recipe & name for profit is just too much. By creating DIY articles of my original products I have made them public for all to enjoy freely. Bunny Balm, like all of my balms & salves is now available to all. I hope you enjoy crafting these treats as much as I enjoyed creating them.
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