Homemade Paw + Nose Butter For Dogs

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Homemade Paw + Nose Butter For Dogs

If your dog’s nose is getting dry and crusty this homemade nose butter for dogs is sure to do the trick to make that snout soft and luxurious again. This simple 5 ingredient recipe is perfect for those rough paws too.

While there are a lot of brands out there selling nose butter for dogs – my dog has some sensitive skin so I opted to make my own. While some of the ingredients up front may seem to be a little expensive – it will last a LONG time. Ultimately it will be cheaper to make it on your own.

This recipe is fragrance free and preservative free – making it good for noses, paws and yes – even people!

While a dog’s nose is typically wet – you may find some dryness from time to time but this is nothing to be concerned about.

But, there are some instances where a dry nose can be a little more concerning. If your dog is exhibiting a dry cracked nose with some of the following symptoms, you may want to visit the vet to make sure everything is OK.

  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Reverse or increased sneezing
  • Breathing difficulties

Some of the conditions that may be present if you notice the above include:

Treating A Dog’s Dry Nose With Nose Butter

If your dog is just showing a basic dry nose and any more severe conditions have been ruled out then treatment is easy with our homemade nose balm.

  1. Use your finger to scoop out a small amount of the balm and rub hands for 1 or 2 seconds to soften
  2. Apply to your dogs nose or paws and rub gently
  3. Use when your dog’s nose is dry or before going outside in the cold or sun

Use as often as needed to keep your pooch happy and dry free!

If you are using the dog balm and are not seeing an improvement in the dryness or cracking, please take your dog to the vet to make sure there are not underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Related: Homemade Dog Ear Cleaner Wipes

Homemade Nose Butter For Dogs

If you are the DIY type – then this is a simple recipe for dog nose butter that has all the ingredients needed to bring your dog’s nose back to its former moist and beautiful glory.

This can also work for dogs with kennel nose.


nose butter for dogs ingredients


  • Add beeswax to a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave in 15-20 second intervals. Stir wax between heating and repeat until thoroughly melted.
  • Place remaining ingredients into the melted wax and stir thoroughly until fully mixed. Reheat if needed to ensure everything is mixed.
  • Pour mixture into the final container and let cool. (I used a 2.5 ounce tin as you can see below. You can find these here.)

It should be firm when cooled but if you want it to be a bit softer like I have here, then you will need to scrape it with a spoon or knife to soften.

What is really cool about this – is you can actually use it on your own skin too! It is a simple clean recipe with no artificial junk that is bad for you – so go ahead and slather a bit on and see how good your dog will feel!

tin of diy dog nose butter

DIY Dog Nose Butter

Yield: 2.5 ounces
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Does your dog suffer from a dry cracked nose? Now, you can help with this easy homemade recipe for dog nose butter that will have that snoot feeling better in no time.


  • 2 tablespoon beeswax
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter


  1. Add beeswax to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 15-20 second intervals until completely melted. Stir between heatings.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and add to wax and mix all ingredients well until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour mixture into a container and let cool.


Once cooled the mixture should be firm. If you want a more whipped butter like what is shown in the pictures you should scrape with a spoon or knife to loosen it.

Jill Caren CharityPaws

Jill Caren

Jill is an avid animal lover who spends her time helping animal rescues by photographing homeless pets and through her work on CharityPaws.

She is currently owned by Cleo, an American Pit Bull Terrier and Snoopy Cat. Her inspiration comes from her girls Ginger and Riley (RIP) – pit mix sisters who were loved family members for almost 15 years.

You can find her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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