Homemade Paw Wax

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Doggy paws are sensitive things.

They can become dry and cracked in the summer’s scorching heat or they can get frostbite in the cold.

Imagine walking on a hot driveway or sidewalks on your hands — without gloves?

But the good news is that this easy Paw Wax from DIY Natural can help!

It doesn’t just soothe painful cracked paws, it actually can prevent them and provide important protection in the wintertime.

Homemade Paw Wax

This homemade paw soother can be used in one of two ways, you can make it into a dog paw balm stick or put it in a tin or a mold. I’ll show you how to do both in this post.

It’s a good idea to experiment with the recipe and see which method of application is easier for you. Some people prefer to apply paw wax with their fingers and others prefer to use it in a balm stick type of application.

This is The BEST Paw Dog Protection Wax

The thing I like about this recipe and why I think it’s the best is that it’s all natural and completely non-toxic. So you can use it on almost any dog without worrying about the ingredients.

You can even use it on yourself – it makes a great lip balm or healing skin balm.

Dog Paw Balm Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons beeswax (clean and render your own or buy beeswax pastilles here)
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon castor oil (find organic castor oil here)
  • a container to put it in, such as a small metal tin, or silicone molds for easy application – you can also use balm sticks which I’ll show you how to do in a bit.


  1. In a double boiler, melt the wax and oils.
  2. Carefully pour into the tin or molds. If using molds, wait until cool to pop out of the molds.
  3. Store in a cool place.

If you find this mixture is too soft, melt down again and add another teaspoon of wax. If it is too hard, add a bit more oil. Waxes will vary from different areas, so you may need to experiment a bit to find the right consistency.

Dog Paw Balm Stick (Variation)

This is an easy variation. All you need to do is pour the mixture (I like the kit that has the filler and scraper) into balm tubes instead of into tins.

I like the balm tube kit below because they come in different colors, have labels, and have the filler that fills them all at once.

How To Use This Homemade
Paw Soother

Simply rub over the dog’s paws just before heading outside. If you made bars of wax, the dog’s body heat will melt these when rubbed on.

I like to hike so I find the balm stick really convenient to keep in my puppy supply bag.

And don’t worry when your dog licks his paws. It’s all non toxic!

Of course, summer isn’t the only time this wax will help those paws.

This is Also The Best Dog Paw Protection for Winter

Ice, snow, and freezing sidewalks can cause cold burns on those Pup Paws.

So put this paw balm on your pup before she goes outside in the wintertime to protect her paws from getting too cold.

Note: in some more extreme climates she may also need doggy shoes.

Balm container

I love these all metal containers.

All the Ingredients Also Happen to Be Remedies for Dry Dog Pads

Because all of the ingredients in this dog paw balm recipe are natural moisturizers you  can also use this paw wax to soothe and heal dry dog pads.

It will bring immediate relief to your dog and it will also help to heal his pads over time with consistent usage.

For more DIY Puppy Love, check out Easy Sew Dog Tie and DIY Pet Barrier.


An avid dog lover and Puppy Momma to two adorable Miniature Schnauzers, Sandy is also a prolific writer. When she's not spending time with us here at PatchPyppy, she's with her husband, daughter, or step-sons. Writing under the name Sandy Dugan for most publications, she's also an author, artist, and entrepreneur.