My son owns a tattoo parlour and is a tattoo artist who specializes in correcting bad tattoos, reconstructive work after surgery, and portraits. This is the light, non greasy cream I make for his clientèle. Though I say non-greasy, it does protect the scabbing without softening it and can be applied up to four times a day.
In one pot gently heat:
60 ml Emulsifying Wax
10 ml Shea Butter
40 ml Hemp Seed Oil
20 ml Black Seed Oil
In another pot, heat:
350 ml Distilled Water
Both must come to 170˚ to kill microbes, the you turn off the heat and let them cool until you can hold your hands to the sides of the pots. Then using a sterile whisk add:
2.5 ml Vitamin E
2.5 ml Grapefruit Seed Extract
2.5 ml Tea Tree (Essential) Oil
2.5 ml Patchouli Essential Oil
Using two sterile pitchers, pour these combined liquids back and forth, from as great a height you can manage without spilling, while holding the bottom pitcher on an angle. As the liquids cool they will begin to emulsify. When they are fully emulsified, pour into sterile ointment jars (I used 12, 60-ml jars for this).
Another method of emulsifying is to use a stick blender, which some prefer over the 2-pitcher method…just make sure the stick blender has been completely sprayed with alcohol so that it is sterile.
Place caps on, but do not move them for 18-24 hours when they will be set.
As I said, this makes a very light cream that leaves a nice feel on the skin. Its scent is reminiscent of a woodshop.