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DIY Recipe: How to Create a Nose & Paw Balm for Dogs

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Need to keep paws and noses moisturized and safe from icy and cold winter walks or hot summer pavement? Here’s a DIY salve for dog paws!

This easy-to-make Nose & Paw Balm for Dogs is a must-have for your growing pet care line! Featuring excellent barrier butters like Candelilla Wax and Shea Butter, this unscented balm can soothe and nourish while keeping your pup ready to play. And if you are ready to create your own pet care line, check out our Pet Shampoo and Pet Conditioner. We recommend starting with our blog, Pets and Natural Pet Care Products.

This balm is specifically designed for dog paws in winter, but can also be used on humans! If you are making this balm for human use, feel free to add whatever scenting oils you prefer. Soothing oils like Chamomile and Lavender are excellent choices, but feel free to play with our range of essential oils, essential oil blends, and natural fragrance oils!


Beaker or another stovetop safe container

Small jar to pour product off into

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Approximate yield: 1 Pound – approximately 8 x 2 ounce tins
Approximate cost per pound: $8.83
Suggested packaging: 2 oz tin big enough for a dog paw
Suggested retail price: $5 – $10 each

Ingredients for the Balm

Weight (Pounds) Kitchen Measurements Approximate Percentage by weight
USDA Certified Organic Sunflower Oil    0.4151    2 Cups    83.03%
Candelilla Wax    0.1896    4 Tbsp    6.54%
Vitamin E (Non-GMO)    0.005    1 Tsp    0.86%
USDA Certified Organic Shea Butter    0.0555    2/3 Cup    9.57%

Directions – Nose & Paw Balm for Dogs

1. Add all ingredients to beaker or another stovetop safe container.
2. Heat to 150F – 160F.
3. Mix well and let cool to 135F – 140F.
4. Pour into tins and let cool before placing lid on tin
5. Use anytime your dog’s nose or paws seem dry.

Please note that this recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product.

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