DIY Soothing Paw Balm
We all love it when our four-legged companions are up for any adventure as long as they get to spend every waking second with you. Whether that entails mid-summer night walks on the beach or snow shoeing in the winter, your feet and their paws will eventually take a beating. This is especially the case when there is salt put down on the roads or sidewalks during the winter. In fact, the salt can cause burns on your pup’s pads.
Over time, just like people’s feet, dog’s paws get rough and dry. Humans can protect their feet with shoes and boots, but since dogs don’t wear shoes, they are more vulnerable. Keep your precious pup’s paws perfectly pedicured with this DIY soothing paw balm recipe.
All balms contain 4 major ingredients
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2 T. coconut oil
- 2 T shea butter
- 2 T. beeswax (small pellets work best for melting and measuring)
- 10-20 drops essential oil (optional) (Use only lavender, Yarrow, helichrysm or lemon)
Oils absorb well into the skin and the beeswax provides a protective coating on the paw. Essential oils used have different healing properties and smell delicious!
Most of these ingredients are available at your local grocery store or drug store. You can also pick up all these products on Amazon. Containers can be found at hobby stores and sometimes even a dollar store.
Melt all the ingredients on a stove or microwave for 30-60 secs or until all ingredients have melted. Transfer the liquid into a wide mouth container and let cool. Rub the balm into their paws. The balm will protect their paws from salt preventing salt burns and cracks. Make sure to give their paws a wipe after in case there is some salt stuck in between their paws and to protect your floors from balm.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article. We would love for you to try our paw balm and let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!