How to Make Your Own All-Natural Protective Paw Wax for Dogs & Cats

The Recipe


-21-24 standard lip balm tubes or 6-1 oz tins -a small digital kitchen scale, optional -small pot or double boiler


  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) olive , sunflower, or sweet almond oil
  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) coconut oil
  • 1 oz. (approx. 1 tbsp.) shea butter
  • 4 tsp. beeswax


  1. In a small pot – or double boiler – over low heat melt the oils, shea butter, and beeswax. Stir continuously until all is melted and well blended.
  2. Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes and/or tins.
  3. Let them cool on the counter until hard.
  4. Cap and label.
  5. Keep away from extreme heat.
  6. Use within 1-2 years.

*This recipe will make enough to fill approximately 21-24 standard lip balm tubes or 6-1 oz. tins.

To Use

Harsh weather conditions (extreme heat or cold) can cause your cat or dog to get dry/cracked paws. This paw wax recipe is perfect for the paws and should be applied liberally, as needed for prevention or treatment.

Perfect to apply before your dog or cat:

  • is exposed to hot pavement (while running/walking with you)
  • walks on snow and/or ice
  • goes hiking with you
  • hunts in rugged terrain


-For additional protective benefits add 20 drops of vitamin E oil.

-To increase the healing properties of this wax, the coconut and olive/almond oils can be infused with skin-loving herbs such as: calendula, lavender, rose petals, chickweed, comfrey root, and/or marshmallow root.

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