Recipes · Tutorials

Paw Protectant Salve

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!

Paw Protectant Salve



  • 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!

IMG_6048From Gus and I, take care!

blog signature



5 thoughts on “Paw Protectant Salve

  1. I really love your blog 🙂 you are a very talented and beautiful blogger :]
    Keep blogging

    I would love it if you give my blog a chance 🙂 I post the newest and the most popular videos from the web 🙂 it would make me happy if I could cheer your day a little bit up for you 🙂 thanks


Your thoughts here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s