Homemade Paw Protecting Wax Recipe Only 4 Ingredients!

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This homemade paw protecting wax recipe is literally one of the best things I have ever done for my dog!

It is so versatile! I even use it on my own skin. 

Colorado weather can be absolutely brutal at all times of the year. 

Every season is DRYYYYYYYY. Ugh. It hurts my skin.

The dry air in combination with cold temps as well as hot temps is hard on pet paws.

Especially light-skinned animals! Nilla, our yellow lab has pink skin that tends to get irritated pretty easily.

Sunshine and dry weather tend to dry her nose, making it crack and peel.

My homemade paw protecting wax,

keeps her nose nice and moist and also protects her paws.

As she gets older it seems her paws are more sensitive to the cold.

Nilla’s paws have never really been a problem until now.

I had heard of Paw Wax and did a quick google search only to find pretty high prices.

homemade paw protecting wax

So I figured why not try making my own?

I wasn’t sure where to start except for that I knew Beeswax was going to be at least one ingredient.

A quick internet search let me to Planet Paws. Awesome site by the way!

Planet Paws is loaded with great pet recipes, which is where I found the basic idea for this recipe.

I just adapted the recipe based on what I had in my pantry at the time.

4 Simple Ingredients

The Planet Paws recipe calls for 3 oz Beeswax, 3 Tbs calendula oil, 3 Tbs avocado oil, and 3 Tbs coconut oil.

Coconut oil and beeswax was no problem for me, I always have coconut oil and I just happened to have some leftover Beeswax from another project.

Yay!

 

And olive oil is also a regular in my home.

However, avocado and calendula oil not so much.

Also, I keep sweet almond oil around to use as a carrier oil for my essential oil rollerballs.

 

Perfect substitutions!

Their DIY recipe makes a pretty big batch so I made two-thirds of the original.

It’s great for people too! I use it on my hands and feet occasionally. Even so, a full recipe was too much.

homemade paw protecting wax

Adapted Homemade Paw Protecting Wax Recipe

  • 2 oz beeswax grated (usually come in bars, one bar is equal to 1 oz)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs almond oil

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and melt over low heat being very careful not to burn the wax. It melts fairly fast so you don’t want to leave it unattended.

All the beeswax will melt and become clear, pour into half-pint ball jars.

Cool completely before putting a lid on the jar.

 

 

homemade paw protecting wax

It works even better than I thought it would!!

Last winter we had a few days in a row with -20 temps.

Our doggies live inside with us but obviously they have to go out several times a day.

Imagine walking around barefoot outside at -20. Click To Tweet

One of those nights after our nightly routine of out to potty and off to bed, Nilla was extremely restless.

She could not settle down. Not crying, just pacing and licking her back paw relentlessly.

They say confession is good for the soul…

I hadn’t been using the homemade paw wax consistently when we had those ridiculously cold temps.

As a result, my pup was in pain.

After a bit of investigating I realized her paw was the culprit so I immediately loaded them up with the wax.

Unbelievably, she settled down right away.

Like instantly!

I climbed back into bed and she curled up in her bed on the floor right next to me.

No pacing, no licking, and no biting! Truly shocking!

homemade paw protecting wax

Great stuff!

Normally I put the wax on nice and thick because she does lick some of it off.

homemade paw protecting wax

Which by the way is perfectly fine! It’s just beeswax and oil. ♥

Apparently…

Beeswax is a pain killer and anti-inflammatory! Click To Tweet

I’m telling you this dog was in pain and she instantly settled down after putting the wax on!

Who knew?! Take a look at THIS super informative article from Dr. Axe. Really a great read!

This is the beeswax brand I used for this recipe.

homemade paw protecting wax

I found it on Amazon for pretty cheap.

Maybe even ask local beekeepers if they have any extra!

Most health food stores carry beeswax too.

You shouldn’t have any trouble getting your hands on some.

 

Pet Paw Protecting Wax Printable Recipe

Homemade paw wax with all-natural ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooling time2 hours
Keyword: beeswax, coconut oil, paw wax, pet care, pet paw protecting wax

Ingredients

  • 2 oz beeswax grated usually come in bars, one bar is equal to 1 oz
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs almond oil

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and melt over low heat being very careful not to burn the wax. It melts fairly fast so you don't want to leave it unattended.
  • All the beeswax will melt and become clear, pour into half-pint ball jars. Cool completely before putting a lid on the jar.

More DIY Recipes to Try:

I’m working on a recipe (or two) for a sore muscle or arthritis rub using beeswax! Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful, hopefully, warm weather day!

Leigh Ann ♥

Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

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