When choosing a paraffin bath, look for something that will accommodate a temperature of 51 to 53 degrees Celsius. A good bath will be wide and deep enough to accommodate hands and feet, and can be cleaned easily on a periodic basis.

Cosmetic benefits of paraffin on the feet include youthful, soft and supple looking skin. The wax moisturizes and removes a layer of dead skin cells, which help to reduce and prevent cracked feet. 

The treatment works by locking in heat and moisture on your skin that is naturally produced by your oil glands. The heat from the wax and secretion of your natural oils opens up your pores and allows for dead skin cells to be shed. Furthermore, the heat from the wax increases blood circulation to the treatment area and relaxes muscles, relieving joint and muscle pain as well.

It is generally advised to dip your hands or feet in the wax between 5 to 7 times in order to create a thick glove. Wait until the coating begins to solidify after each dip before dipping again.

Scientifically, the size of the hydrocarbon chain is the differentiating factor between paraffin and candle or canning wax. To the user, this means that paraffin wax has significantly different properties from canning or candle wax commonly found in grocery stores. One of the most important and noteworthy difference is that paraffin wax used has a lower melting point, which means that it can safely be used on the skin without causing burns or irritation. Candle and canning wax can cause severe burns and damage to skin.

Also, their low melting point makes paraffin wax more elastic and better able to generate and capture moisture compared to canning or candle wax which harden and don’t have the same moisture capturing properties.

Wax peeled off of your skin should not be reused as it will contain impurities. Reheating this wax will cause the impurities to collect as the bottom of your bath as sediments. However, the wax that is heated in your bath is safe to be used by different people until the wax in the bath has depleted.

Similar to manicures, paraffin wax in pedicures helps to increase skin moisture, remove dead skin cells, and open up pores. The end result is soft, supple, and youthful looking feet. Regular use can promote the growth of new skin and reduce cracked heels.  

If the wax is not heated properly and as it should be, then there is a possibility that treatments can result in a burn. The ideal and only way to heat paraffin wax is using an appropriate wax bath and warmer. This wax should never be heated in the microwave or stove top as it is flammable. Even with a wax warmer/heater, it is best to reach a temperate of 51 degrees Celsius, check the temperature using a thermometer, and then test the heat with the tip of your finger. If you find that the wax is still too hot for your preference, cool it down slightly before dipping your hands.

Paraffin wax is a petrochemical and is naturally produced. Scientifically, it is a saturated hydrocarbon polymer with a formula of CnH2n+2. The wax is a soft solid that is usually colorless and odorless. However, spa waxes often come scented to provide a soft, sweet-smelling finish. 

There are multiple benefits to using hot spa paraffin wax. Cosmetically, paraffin wax moisturizes skin making hands look soft and supple. It works by removing dead skin cells, opening up pores and removing impurities. Internally, the treatments increase blood circulation in hands which works in the long term to promote healthy and glowing hands. If used regularly, the result can be youthful looking hands for years to come.