DIY Paw Balm

We made paw balm from supplies we had at home (well, my mom picked up Shea butter the night before) and it took under an hour from start to finish. The melting was tedious as it was at the lowest possible temperature, but if you stir it a lot then it speeds it up. 
2 tbsp Shea Butter
3 tbsp Olive Oil
3 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp Beeswax (I cut it up with a knife, but you can grate it or just put it in as chunks. Smaller pieces will melt faster though)
Put all ingredients in a mason jar and then put the mason jar in a small pot that's filled with water*. Turn the stove on low and stir ingredients around every so often while they melt. Once they've melted completely remove from heat and pot to let cool. You can pour your mixture into a new container if you wish, but I would not recommend one that is a lot bigger than your ingredients like I did. It's going to be tricky to get the paw balm out now due to that mistake by yours truly.
*If you put the mason jar in and the water isn't 3/4 of the way up the jar then add more accordingly. You don't want the water to overfill into the mason jar, but you want it high enough to melt your oils & wax.
Where did we get the ingredients? Shea Butter: Real Canadian Superstore
Olive Oil: Real Canadian Superstore or Costco Coconut oil: Costco Beeswax: Art School, but I've seen it at the local meadery or health food stores! Art supply stores usually have it too.
Also, I'm sure you can get most of it on Amazon I just barely ever buy anything online.
Why didn't you add essential oils?
I've heard of people adding lavender to paw balm, but I have cats. Lavender is toxic to felines and Waylon is a very pawsy pupper. He will try to lick the cats or boop them with his paws, so I am overly cautious with lavender. If you add oils let me know as I'd love to hear about your variations!

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