• Mallory Porter

Beat Chapped Skin with a Homemade Balm for you & your Best Furry Friend


Winter isn't coming; it's here. My body is responding to the shift in temperature with icy toes, dry skin, static hair, and chapped lips. My furbaby, Willow, walks into the house with rough, cracking paw pads from the snow and salt. Our little family of three needs some moisture over here! I saw a video on Facebook with a solution to my puppy's problem that keeps her paws safe from the harmful winter elements. It inspired me to research a homemade remedy for my own irritated skin, too. I go through tubes and tubes of chapstick in the winter. I figured that a natural DIY balm would save money and save skin. Time for proud pet owner and woman's best friends to gain some relief from the winter dryness! Both the recipes for my lip balm and Willow's paw balm took little time to concoct on the stove. It's as simple as measure, melt, pour! Pick nifty containers for each balm. I went with a classic aluminum slider for my lip balm and Ball jars for Willow's paws to dip into. Amazon sells so many types of lip balm jars. And, as long as your dog's paw fits the size of the container, the options for this are pretty versatile; lids, aluminum gift card holders, ceramic shaped dishes, you name it.

Willow and I are extremely pleased with both of our homemade balms. It's amazing what the Earth can create for you with a few of its natural ingredients. Our skin feels softer already!

Homemade Lip Balm Ingredients:

- Lip balm containers

- 3 Tbsp Beeswax

- 8 Tbsp Coconut oil

- 30 drops Sweet orange essential oil

- 1.5 Tbsp honey

Puppy Paw Winter Balm

Ingredients:

- Containers

- 3oz beeswax (6Tbsp)

- 3 Tbsp coconut oil

- 3 Tbsp calendula oil

- 3 Tbsp avocado oil

Directions: 1. Place all ingredients in a medium sized cooking pot 2. Set heat to low (about 3 if stove is numerical)

3. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally

4. When all ingredients are liquified, turn the stove off

5. Pour the liquid mixture into desired container(s)

6. Let balm sit out at room temperature until hardened (2-5 minutes for lip balm, 10-15 minutes for puppy paw balm)


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