Homemade Paw Balm 🐾

Hey, fellow pet lovers! 

Today’s post is a quick homemade paw balm recipe with only four ingredients. My girls have been doing a lot of running around lately and their paws are starting to get quite dry with all this hot weather, so I thought I would give making a batch of paw balm ago. I found a simple recipe online which seems to be a common one, so I figured I would give that a go and see how it turns out.

Let’s jump straight in and learn how to make our furry friends their very own batch of homemade paw balm!

Homemade Paw Balm 🐾

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Our pets paws are very vulnerable due to walking on various types of terrain which can cause their pads to become dry and cracked. However, by making your pet a paw balm it will help to protect their paws from harsh weather and various environmental stresses. Many breeds naturally suffer from skin ailments and all the ingredients in this natural paw balm may also help your pets aggravated skin or the affected area if you rub some on.

To make this simple paw balm these are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon Shea butter.
  • 4 teaspoons of Beeswax.

This paw balm recipe only has four ingredients and is very cheap to make and once you have bought all your ingredients and you will have plenty left to make many more batches. I have added links below to some of the ingredients I purchased to make this batch. I got my Shea Butter and Beeswax from Amazon and the Olive Oil and Coconut oil from the supermarket.

Shea Butter

Here is a link to order this organic Shea Butter from Amazon, this is the one I used for this batch and it seems lovely.

Naissance Organic Shea Butter (no. 306) 250g – Pure, Natural, Certified Organic, Unrefined, Hand Kneaded, Vegan and Fragrance-Free

Coconut Oil

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I got my Coconut Oil from Aldi, as it is organic, cold-pressed and also super cheap. However, you can also order great stuff online, here is a link to order some from Amazon.

Naissance Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (solid) 100g – Pure, Natural, Certified Organic & Unrefined – Moisturising & Conditioning – Ideal for DIY Beauty Recipes.


This is the beeswax I bought to make my girl’s paw balm but what I would suggest is getting the beeswax pellets instead of the sticks, as they are a bit difficult to measure out and also take longer melt and mix in. Here is a link to some pellets instead, when I run out of the sticks I am just going to order some of these as they will be much easier to weigh out and also they will take less time to melt.

Naissance Natural Yellow Beeswax (307) 100g – Ideal for DIY Beauty Recipes – Use for Candle Making, Soap Making, Body and Lip Balms

Olive Oil

I assume most people will just purchase their olive oil from the supermarket but if you do want to order everything online then I have put a link to some lovely organic, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, to order just follow the link above. I was unable to find a normal olive oil but since you are not heating your balm up to a very high heat everything should be fine.

Now we have all the ingredients it is time to start making our balm. 🐾

Step One, Measure Out The Ingredients

Paw balm ingredients
Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax.

Step one is to measure out all your ingredients, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon Shea butter.
  • 4 teaspoons of Beeswax.

Step Two

Boil the kettle and add a small amount of boiled water to a small pan, as we are going to make our balm using a Bain Marie or a double boiler. To do this you just need a glass bowl and a pan that is big enough to let it sit on top comfortably, you do not want the water touching your bowl.

Step Three

Step three is so easy, all you need to do is place all your ingredients in the bowl and stir constituency until everything is nicely mixed and fully dissolved.

Step Four

Balm cooling down

The next thing to do is to wait for your perfect paw balm to cool and then you need to place your finished paw balm into small cosmetic containers, any small tub will do but I just used my empty moisturiser tub and a small Kilner jar. Leave your paw balm to cool fully and then place your lids on your tubs.

Now you finally have your own homemade paw balm that your furry friend is going to love! 💓

epoch.pet Homemade Paw Balm

I hope you all liked learning how to make your pet their very own paw balm, I had great fun making my girls and thoroughly enjoyed it! Stick around for changes as I want to make this recipe my own by adding different ingredients and various scents. I just thought I would give this recipe a go as it seems like a good starting point and it was definitely worth it, as my paw balm turned out great!

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