Paraffin Wax Manicure and Pedicure at Home (DIY)


Beautiful hands and feet are not only achieved by going to spa. You can do your pedicure and manicure at home all by yourself. In this article, I will teach you how to do paraffin wax pedicure and manicure by yourself. Going to spa for it might be a bit costly and this will go a long way to save your money


Hand and feet Paraffin Wax Treatment (Do It Yourself)

What you need for paraffin wax manicure?

All you need for paraffin wax treatment are:
Paraffin wax, source of heat, hand glove, hand moisturizer or any thick cream or lotion, towel, and a big bowl
Paraffin wax comes in different fragrances. Some paraffin as essential oil added to them. This makes it more beneficial for hands and feet. Example includes rosemarry, mint, peppermint and peach. Some may not come with the essential oil and you can add it as you wish.


  • Put the paraffin wax in a bowl and heat in the microwave. Or you can place it in boiling water and heat until it has turn to liquid completely.
  • You have to start with one hand first since you are doing it yourself. Allow the paraffin to cool down. Rub the cream on your first hand very well or use hand moisturizer.
  • Check for the paraffin temperature if it cool enough not to hurt or burn your hand. Then insert your hands into the paraffin wax and remove. Wait for some seconds and dip your hand again. Repeat this for about 5 times such that you have up to 5 layers on your hand. Then relax and allow the wax to stay for as long as you wish. You can wide away time buy reading novels, listening to music or by watching movies. But ensure the wax stay for at least 30 minutes to achieve a good result.
  • Then remove the wax after the waiting period. Rub your hand with lotion again then put your hand into the glove. Do the same procedure for the second hand and your feet.
  • After you are done with all the process, you notice how your hands we are very softer and smoother. If you have dry and rough hands before, you will notice all the roughness would have gone.
  • Effect of paraffin wax on nail is also beneficial. It gives you a stronger nail.

Tips to Observe while doing the Paraffin Wax Manicure Treatment at Home

  • Ensure not to fold or wriggle your hand while the paraffin is still in your hand. This may crack the paraffin coating and it may end up affecting better result.
  • Allow the paraffin wax to stay warm on your hand for as long as you can. The more long it stays the better result you get.
  • After the manicure process, do not put nail polish immediately. This is mainly because you have to eliminate the lotion or oil on your nail. This affects the result of the softness.
  • Also, ensure you use large amount of hand moisturizer or lotion as some of it will be removed by the wax.
  • You can cover your nail cuticle with cuticle oil to ensure it is well hydrated
  • Always check the wax temperature well before dipping your hand. Molten wax is dangerously hot and may burn your hand if not well checked.

What are the Benefits of Paraffin Wax Manicure?

Apart from the beautifying benefit of paraffin wax manicure, it is good medically as it helps in blood circulation. It helps increase blood flow through the hand. Other benefits are:

  • In case of fatigue, paraffin wax helps in pain ad stress relieve.
  • It cleanses the skin and clears the pores that are clogged from dirt.
  • It also prevents the muscles and tendons from getting strained. It improves its elasticity.
  • It enhances soft skin.
  • It provides heat therapy and causes relieve in case of pain associated with arthritis and bursitis
  • Use the wax with essential oils and have a soft and beautiful hands and feet.

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