How To Make An All Natural Paw Balm
Dry, cracked paws can be a problem for dogs, no matter what time of year it is. If you’re looking for a natural way to keep your dog’s paws soft and healthy, you can make your own DIY paw balm at home.
This paw balm is made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for dogs, including:
Beeswax: Beeswax is a natural emollient that helps to soften and protect the skin.
Shea butter: Shea butter is a rich moisturizer that helps to lock in moisture.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent that helps to keep paws healthy.
Vitamin E oil: Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage.
Here’s how to make your own DIY paw balm
Gather your ingredients. You will need:
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
How to make it:
Melt the ingredients together. In a small saucepan or double boiler, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax over low heat. Stir constantly until all of the ingredients are melted and well combined.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Add the vitamin E oil and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into a small container.
Let the balm cool and harden completely.
How to use:
Apply the paw balm to your dog’s paws as needed, especially before going for walks on rough surfaces. You can also apply the balm to your dog’s nose to help protect it from the elements.
For a thicker balm, use more beeswax.
For a thinner balm, use less beeswax or add a few drops of carrier oil, such as almond oil or jojoba oil.
You can add essential oils to the balm for aromatherapy benefits. Just be sure to choose essential oils that are safe for dogs.
Store the balm in a cool, dark place.
This DIY paw balm is a great way to keep your dog’s paws soft and healthy all year round. It’s easy to make, and it’s made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for dogs. So why not give it a try? Your dog will thank you!
Questions I get asked about this paw balm
Question: How often should I apply paw balm to my dog’s paws?
Answer: You should apply paw balm to your dog’s paws as needed, especially before going for walks on rough surfaces or in cold weather. You can also apply the balm to your dog’s nose to help protect it from the elements.
Question: What are the ingredients in a DIY paw balm?
Answer: The ingredients in a DIY paw balm can vary, but some common ingredients include:
Vitamin E oil
Essential oils (optional)
Question: What are the benefits of using a DIY paw balm for dogs?
Answer: There are many benefits to using a DIY paw balm for dogs, including:
It can help to keep your dog’s paws soft and moisturized.
It can help to protect your dog’s paws from the elements, such as cold weather, salt, and sand.
It can help to heal cracked or chapped paws.
It can help to prevent infection.
It is made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for dogs.