This February has been extremely cold.. more than usual. I actually had a snow day (or I guess you can call it a cold day) because the temperature was -30 degrees out. I felt so bad for Gus when he had to go outside to do his business.
That’s Mr. Gus! Isn’t he a cutie pie?
Sometimes when Gus was outside he would pick up his paws in pain because it was so cold out… he wouldn’t even be outside for a minute! After seeing that happen, I knew I needed to do something. I could knit him little booties. “Nah,” I thought, “he’ll just kick them off.” Thus, this recipe was born.
I looked into finding a balm for Gus’s paws during the winter months to keep them from soft and protected. The few items I did find were ridiculously expensive. No thanks.
This all natural paw protectant is all natural and can be made in the warmness of your own home!
- 1 oz. beeswax
- 2 Tbl. olive oil
- 2 Tbl. coconut oil
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
In a double broiler, melt the beeswax. A double broiler is essentially a bowl over a pot of boiling water. This prevents this from burning.
Tip: The water shouldn’t touch the bowl.
Once the beeswax is melted, add the oils. Mix until completely dissolved and incorporated.
Taking the bowl off of the pot, add 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil.
Store in a air-tight container and let cool completely until use on your friend’s paws.
This salve is great for the winter months as well as summer days. Make sure to keep your pet happy and healthy!