Homemade Doggie Paw & Nose Salve!

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!

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MacDuff Outside
MacDuff Outside

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!

ingredients Beeswax
ingredients Beeswax

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

Melted Doggie Salve
Melted Doggie Salve

Next, turn the heat to medium and melt the ingredients until they liquefy

Step Three – Pour into a Glass Jar or Small Container

Pour Salve
Pour Salve

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

 

Doggie Salve Finished
Doggie Salve Finished

Leave the salve in the open container until it solidifies. This recipe keeps for 1-2 years!

Doggie Paw & Nose Salve

Coconut Oil – 2 oz
Olive Oil – 1 oz 
Sunflower Oil (can be omitted for olive oil) – 1 oz 
Shea Butter – 1 oz
Beeswax – 5 g

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