What is Releaf Numbing Gel?

Releaf Numbing Gel is a tattoo artist owned, FDA-compliant, long-lasting topical anesthetic that can be used before, during, and after tattooing for pain. Our product soothes the skin with Aloe and organic essential oils including Jojoba, Lavender, Chamomile and Rosehip. This actually speeds up healing time. With this numbing gel your comfort level will be increased, and artists can also work more comfortably knowing your pain level is being managed, thus resulting in better quality work. 


Broken Skin/ will it burn?

Our product only takes 90 seconds to take affect on broken skin and will not give any burning sensation. The best part about Releaf Numbing Gel is that it can be used during the tattoo session for pain management. Don't "tap out". Instead, apply Releaf!  


 What other procedures can I use Releaf Numbing Gel for?

Our numbing gel can be used for tattoo removal, piercings, waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal, permanent make-up, derma rolling, botox, Micro-blading, and cosmetic tattooing. 


Is there a stronger numbing product?

 Our product contains 4% lidocaine, the maximum amount of local anesthetic allowed by the FDA. In combination with our time tested essential oils, we believe that you won’t find a better product on the market. 


Is Releaf FDA approved?

Yes, we are compliant with the FDA regulations and produced in state of the art manufacturing lab right here in the USA! 


What is the best numbing gel application technique for beginning a tattoo? 

 1. Clean the skin with soap and water

2. Shave the area

3. Clean again with soap and water

4. Apply 1/2" thick coat of Releaf Numbing Gel

5. Wrap in plastic wrap and let set 30 minutes to 2 hours max

6. Prep the skin and begin your tattoo

Releaf Numbing Gel will last 60-120 minutes on “unbroken” skin if applied with this method.

How do you use the numbing gel during a tattoo session?

To reapply Releaf Numbing Gel during your session, simply:

1. Apply a 1/2” thick coat of the gel

2. Wrap in plastic wrap and let set 5-10 minutes

3. Prep the skin and begin tattooing again

Reapply after outlines, during breaks, before highlights, or whenever pain becomes unmanageable.

Releaf Numbing Gel will last 20-30 minutes on "broken” skin and may be reapplied any time.


How do you use Releaf for other procedures other than tattooing?

It is recommended to cleanse the area thoroughly and apply Releaf Numbing Gel a minimum of 15-30 minutes prior to any procedure. Longer if possible. However, each client’s sensitivity may differ, so feel free to try different methods to find what works best for you and your clients. Releaf may be reapplied throughout out your session if needed.

Releaf Numbing Gel is intended only for use on the exterior of your skin. Not for internal use.


I am familiar with Chamomile, Lavender, and Rosehip but what is Jojoba oil?

The secrets of Jojoba lie within it’s properties. It is full of nutrients like B-complex vitamins, silicon, chromium, copper, vitamin E and zinc. Jojoba oil also is high in iodine, which helps to fight infection, and it contains myristic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s structure is very similar to human skin oil, sebum This makes Jojoba great for healing dry skin by replacing oil production lost from aging or environmental factors. It can help control overproduction of sebum by signaling the body that there is sufficient oil present, and, unlike sebum, it doesn't clog pores. It’s lubricating properties also help to remove residue on skin and hair, promoting a clean environment for healing. 

Are all of your products vegan?

 Yes, all of our products including the numbing gel, lotion, and balm are vegan! 

 Can you use these products on a healing tattoo?

We recommend the balm or lotion for healing tattoos. Usually artists recommend the balm for 2-3 days, then switch to the lotion as your tattoo gets to the dry stage.  Our lotion contains ingredients that soothe the skin and lessen the itchiness during this stage as well, which can help tremendously. Our gel is for pre-numbing, during, or immediately after the tattoo session only. 

Anything else I should know?

The lotion works great for everyday use! If you have any more questions feel free to email us.