Get your pooch's paws ready to take on the elements!Use this DIY PUP PAW CREAM to help pads and paws stay moisturized and safe! Great for summer or winter!

Winter will be here soon, and Dexter’s will be ready to take on the elements! Each year, winter conditions reek havoc on his pads and paws.  Each morning before going to work, Dex gets a walk.  The salt from the road often dries the bottom of his pads, sometimes causing cracks and discomfort. After work, Dex usually gets to romp around in the woods and on the trails, and that has its own issues.  If it is snowy and icy, snow balls up in between his toes and his feet get cold and painful.  This DIY PUP PAW CREAM prevents all of that!  With the use of a few ingredients, a protective, moisturizing barrier is formed, keeping Dexter’s paws safe and healthy!

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Here’s what you need:

 Here’s what you do:

    1. In a double boiler (I use a Pyrex bowl that sits in a sauce pan that can heat water), melt the shea butter, bees wax, and coconut oil over low heat.cream
    2. Once liquefied, remove from heat.  Allow to cool for about 3 minutes. Add the sweet almond oil, and mix to incorporate all oils thoroughly.
    3.  Add in the essential oil and stir.
    4. Pour into a 4 oz glass jar, and allow to cool. Be sure to store the balm in a glass container if possible because glass is non porous and will keep the integrity of the oils longer.

There you have it!  Slather it on your pooches paws as needed!    If you would like to purchase Young Living Essential Oils, click here.

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25 Comments on DIY Pup Paw Cream- Protect Dog Paws From the Elements

  1. Great idea! I love making things for my Fur-Babies.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. I love that you have a category called “dog things”. This looks like a great thing to do for the delicate little paws on my pups. Do you ever have a problem with oily footprints in the house from this?

    • THanks! I don’t usually see oily footprints. I guess Dexter steps down on a rug when I put it on him and in the one or two steps it takes for him to get to the tile, there is no oily residue! It absorbs pretty well and pretty fast!

  3. I thought I was going to see something about Paw paws, the fruit, but this is even better! I will try this on Gibby!

    Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!


  4. What a great way to take care of a furry loved one!! I agree about the oils, gotta use only the good stuff. I’m a certified aromatherapist and YL is one of the 2 brands I recommend. Thanks for sharing on FTAF

  5. Thanks for the recipe, I have been looking for a natural recipe for paw protector for my dog! But any suggestins to substitute for beeswax to make this vegan?

    • Great question!!! Carnauba Wax is a wax from a Brazilian Palm. It is an alternative used in many cosmetic and skincare products, and is safe to use with dogs. Here’s a link for you !

      Carnauba Wax

  6. Wow, this is a great idea. We don’t live in a cold climate but heat can cause issues as well. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Does this recipe come out more like a cream than a wax? And yes, I do realize it says “cream” but I have made many of these and they have come out like a wax. Thank you in advance.

    • HI! Actually, it is in between! If you are looking to make it more like a rub-on wax, you can just add more beeswax to firm it up! 🙂