Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Healing Salve for Dogs

When my kids get hurt I usually clean the cut, put some type of antibiotic on it and bandage it. And they tend to get hurt often. They are boys after all. We have two other boys that aren't as accident prone but still need some TLC every once in a while. Boys of the furry variety.

Healing Salve for Dogs

Sam is a 200 lb. English Mastiff, who is the biggest baby. He's afraid of cats, metal clinking on metal and hates being outside. He loves to participate in the Tour de Poop every time he goes outside to do his stuff. He drinks water like he hasn't had it in hours. ALL THE TIME!! We fill his water dish to the top at least 4 times a day and his water dish is a large salad bowl (remember he's afraid of clinking metal).

English Mastiff

This is Riley, our mini Schnauzer. He's sweet but very emotional. When people come to visit he thinks they are here to come play with him. He will bring them a toy then cries and follow them all over the house with said toy if they don't commence the throwing of the item (usually an angry bird). When he's mad, he turns his back to us but will turn his head around to see if we are looking.

Mini Schnauzer

When they get hurt most of the time it's a small scrape or spot that's irritated and it's silly to go to the vet every single time they have an ouchie, not to mention, expensive.  I have discovered that I can use a healing salve that can help encourage healing of small irritations, hot spots,  wounds, dry or cracked noses, and protection, as well as softening of paws. It is non-toxic and even ok to be licked off.  

Healing Salve for Dogs 

Ingredients Healing Salve for Dogs


1/4 cup  Beeswax 
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
15 drops Peppermint Oil
15 drops of Lavender Oil
15 drops of Tea Tree Oil (please do not add if you are using this salve on cats. Tea Tree Oil has not been proven safe for your feline friends!)


1.  Melt the coconut oil, Beeswax, and Olive Oil. I use a pyrex measuring cup inside a pot fill with water. It can take about 15-20 minutes for it to fully melt. 

2. Once it has melted, take it off the stove and let it cool for a few minutes. I let mine cool for about 10-15 minutes. 

3. Add the remaining oils and stir. 

4. Pour into your mason jar and let cool. It will harden once it has cooled completely. 

5. Make sure you label whether this is to be used for cats or dogs.

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What kind of situations does your pet get into that require a little TLC?

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  1. What a great way to help our furry friends without exposing them to harsh chemicals. We love our YL essential oils!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! Our dog got hurt recently and I had no idea what to use. I kept looking at the human products but it worried me to use then. Next time I run into this situation, I'll know better!

  3. What a great idea to make up something for the dog's boo-boos.

  4. Awwww, this would be so soothing and comforting. What a great thing to have on hand!

  5. Oh I've just gotten into essential oils. Love that you can make dogs feel better too!

  6. I need to try this on my dog to see how he responds.

  7. Aww I wish this was around when I still had my pups. They always came in from the backyard with cuts and scrapes

  8. That is a fabulous idea. I don't take my kids to the doctor for every bump or bruise. A lot of them can be treated at home. Hopefully I won't need this anytime soon, but I'll bookmark it for when I do.

  9. I never really thought about dogs needing such a thing. I would be so comfortable using these ingredients on my dog.

  10. We don't have any dogs, but my parents have a collie so this one would be a good choice for her.

  11. We don't have any dogs, but this is some great ideas. Thank you for the info!


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