Fill pot about 1/3 of the way with tap water and place over medium-low heat on the stove. Bring it to a gentle simmer, look for small bubbles in the bottom of the pot.
While the water is heating up, place the measuring cup on the scale and weigh out the tallow, olive oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, lanolin, and vitamin E oil. Carefully place the measuring cup inside your pot on the stove to create a double boiler.
Stir occasionally, for a few minutes until all contents are melted. Be patient! Keep the heat low; do not overheat or burn any of the oils.
Once fully melted, remove the measuring cup from the pot, dry off the bottom with a towel, and place it back on the scale.
Weigh and add shea butter. Stir occasionally and allow the shea butter to melt with the residual heat.
Once the shea butter is completely dissolved, add in essential oil. Gently mix with a spoon.
Fill cosmetic tin or glass container and leave undisturbed, with the lid off, for 24 hours. Store in a cool dry place.