DIY: Homemade Nose + Paw Butter

Hi guys! How’s your summer going so far? It’s been a never-ending year of weird, so my moods change from good, bad, bored, busy in one day. But more importantly, how’s your pup’s nose and paws? Lol, A+ transition right? 
Weston + Fira’s noses get pretty dry and cracked often. I think it must be common in most dogs, especially frenchies? It just looks so uncomfortable when there are cracks! 
There are so many different brands out there, but if your pup is super sensitive, I’ve found homemade nose butter to be best and it is actually really easy to make. It’s fragrance-free, preservative-free and extra clean! You can even apply it on their paws too. 
Ready? Here’s what you’ll need:

First, place your large glass jar in a medium pot. Start filling the pot with water. Once the water is halfway up the jar, take jar away. This way helps you see how much water you need–if you put too much, the jar could float and tip over. Bring to boil. 

While that’s heating up, add in all your ingredients to your jar (the Mason jar, in my case). 
You can easily find all these items at your local beauty supply, health food store or arts & crafts store. I always like to support my local small businesses but if you prefer ordering (hashtag stay home), I’ve linked Amazon links to most of the products.
Side note: if you only find a block of beeswax at the store, it will work! Just grate it into small pieces so it’s easier to melt.
Once the water is boiling, you can set heat to simmer. Carefully place your mason jar in. This is called the “double boiler method” and it is perfect for slowly melting ingredients. The controlled heat prevents the contents from burning (don’t use the microwave—it could cause an explosion).

The shea butter and coconut oil melted right away but the beeswax pellets took around 8-10 minutes.  I stirred the mixture vigorously with a spoon and it helped melt much faster.

Next, pour into your 2 oz jar/tin and allow to cool. I’m using a wide flat tin that used to be a lotion bar. It worked perfectly for this nose butter! You can easily empty a lip balm jar, moisturizer etc and use that. 
You might be tempted to add some essential oils but I skipped that since dogs can react negatively to too much. If you’re sure your dog is okay with certain essential oils, feel free to add a few drops (less is more!).
Ta-da! Isn’t it gorgeous? It is sooo soft and creamy, yet stays a solid balm. You just need a teensy scoop and apply to your pup’s nose and paws. It’ll keep them super moisturized and best part is it’s completely natural, preservative-free and works
If you’re looking for another DIY balm, check out this article I wrote for Chewy. We made a DIY Foot Treatment for Pawdicures. It uses all the ingredients that are in this nose butter!
Let me know in the comments if you try out either of the recipes!
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    • I’m a new french bulldog mommy. Puppy is 4 months old, I haven’t experienced him having any dry cracked nose yet, is it typically in the summer?

      • It’s typical anytime. Mine are both 9 yrs. old. they have it summer winter fall and spring. It’s that Frenchies are prone to hyperkeratosis on their nose.

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