½ Cup of Beeswax
3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
6 Tablespoons of either;
Olive Oil (olive oil has many vitamins, including A, E, D, and K, as well as being an antioxidant)
Avocado Oil (Rich in fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, provides the skin with essential regenerating nutrients and antioxidants)
Almond Oil ( Almond oil slowly absorbs into the skin so that it provides active healing throughout the day). However, if your dog is allergic to nuts please avoid Almond oil.
3 x Drops of Dog friendly Essential oils – Such as Lavender which has antibacterial properties, stimulates rapid healing, and can be very relaxing or Thyme which again has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
Fill a large saucepan with around 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
Place all your ingredients except the essential oil into heatproof bowl and place on top of the saucepan making sure it isn’t touching the water and that no steam can escape up the side of the bowl.
Stir the ingredients gentle until they have all melted into. You can either choose to leave your balm unscented or add your choice of essential oils now.
Pour into small containers with lids. The containers can be either glass or tin but should have lids. You can also use silicon cake mould trays to make handy hand size balms – These will either need to be kept wrapped in wax paper or in an air tight container.
Let the paw balm cool completely before adding any lids and store in a cool dry place that is easy to reach when needed.
Keep in a cool, dark place for up to a year.