wax hand spa - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 03-23-2013, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
shantimama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 10,954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)

I am having a lot of trouble with my hands, pain and weakness and extreme cold at times. A few people suggested I get one of those paraffin hand spa treatment things. I have asthma and paraffin wax is a huge trigger so I thought I would use beeswax instead. I thought it would be healthier for my lungs and my skin and I found some locally for not too much money.

 

Then the spa thing I bought was faulty and I have to return it - and have since learned this is common. So I found a crock pot that I could dedicate to wax use. The beeswax melted nicely but it has a higher melting point than paraffin and is semi-solid again by the time it is cool enough to put my hands in. I added some olive oil like I read to do somewhere but I don't know the right proportions.

 

Right now the whole thing is a mess. At least it is contained and I want to try again but need some guidance. Has anyone tried this with beeswax? There is no way I can handle the fumes from paraffin. I had read online that it works well but I can't seem to find details and accurate measurements. I don't want to burn my hands but I really want to get the benefits of these wax treatments!

shantimama is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 03-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Arabia!
Posts: 38,838
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)

I would totally send you my hand spa thing if I were in the US. love.gif Hope you get some helpful info. 


cynthia mosher is online now  
Reply

Tags
Health Healing

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off