Cold winter days are finally behind us but before we can jump into spring activities, our dogs may need a little TLC...
Winter brings a lot of cold, dry air, which can be tough on a dog's skin - especially their paws and nose which are directly exposed to the elements. By using a daily paw and nose balm, you can heal that dry skin in no time so your dog can get back to doing what they do best!
Check out how you can make your own doggy balm at home:
3 ounce metal tin
small pot or double boiler
1 tbsp (1 ounce) olive oil
1 tbsp (1 ounce) coconut oil
1.5 tsp (0.5 ounce) shea butter
2 tsp beeswax
a few drops of lavender oil for calming, or peppermint oil for cooling
- Add the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils to a pot or double boiler and begin to melt over low heat. Stir continuously until each ingredient is fully melted and well blended.
- Pour the mixture into the tin let it cool until hard.
- Apply the balm as a treatment to help soften dry paw pads or noses. Use within 1 to 2 years and keep away from extreme heat.