We have had quite the weather here in Edmonton this winter, and with the temperatures going up and down so dramatically, poor MacDuff’s paws are taking a beating. As I was clipping his nails we noticed very rough, dry feet. They have not cracked yet, but I wanted to avoid that debacle. Poor doggie!
I started doing some research into what would help. I tried putting coconut oil on his paws, but he would just lick it off before it could work!
Then I created a recipe for a homemade salve made from all the same supplies I use to make my handmade soaps (Check out MacDuff’s Soap Company here)! Follow these easy steps below to make some homemade beeswax doggie paw salve!
Step One – Measure out Ingredients!
Measure out your oils, butters, and beeswax in a heat resistant bowl and place inside a pot partially filled with water to make a double boiler.
Step Two – Melt the Oils, Beeswax & Butters
Next, turn the heat to medium and melt the ingredients until they liquefy
Step Three – Pour into a Glass Jar or Small Container
Take a resealable container– such as a jam jar– and pour the liquid salve into the container.
Step Four – Let the Salve sit at Room Temperature Until Solid
Leave the salve in the open container until it solidifies. This recipe keeps for 1-2 years!