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Old 03-23-2013, 07:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:07 AM
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I would totally send you my hand spa thing if I were in the US. love.gif Hope you get some helpful info. 


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