What is the best paraffin wax bath? Browse the best paraffin baths tested by our team of reviewers below
Product reviews of the best paraffin baths
We purchased 8 of the most popular paraffin wax heaters to test and evaluate their good and bad points to bring you the best available, considering factors such as: temperature control, ease of use, wax capacity and the speed it can heat it.
We found that the Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath stood out within the group, and not just because of its famous brand.
It features a variable temperature control and comes with two bags of 450g paraffin wax and plastic sheets so you can get started right away.
It also offers a 3 year warranty, which testifies to Beurer’s own belief in the quality of their product.
We’ve compared all the products in the table below and you can also find a more in depth review of each product further below.
Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath for hands and feet – 94%
The Beurer MP70 features a variable temperature control as well as a heating and operating display.
It comes with 2 x 450g Orange Paraffin Wax bags and 30 plastic sheets.
This particular machine also features a useful cord winder, and we found it to be one of the easiest to use wax baths and love that it can can provide upto 50 treatments!
Furthermore, the whole package weighs only 3 kg, meaning it’s pretty portable and easy to move around.
Body Comfort BC 01 Paraffin Wax Spa by KarpiTrade – 94%
The Body Comfort BC 01 features a digital temperature control and is also equipped with a thermostat.
Because this device doesn’t feature a fixed temperature it means you have total control over the temperature (between 20-85 degrees C) and can set it according to your own individual comfort.
Furthermore, the melting time for the wax is very short (1kg of wax per hour!), so you don’t have to sit around waiting for ages to start your treatment, and it’s wax capacity is 3kg.
It comes with a 2 year warranty for private use and 6 months warranty for professional usage, which isn’t at all bad for a treatment product.
The device weighs roughly 1.87kg, making it even lighter and more mobile than the Beurer!
Therabath Paraffin Wax Bath Review – 94%
The Therabath wax bath has a wax capacity of up to 9lb and wax comes included with this machine.
It also comes with integrated handles for ease of use, although it doesn’t feature a variable temperature control so the heating temperature is fixed – unlike other brands that do offer this feature.
Pyrus Paraffin Wax Heater Review – 88%
The Pyrus heater has a wax capacity of 3 liters and weighs 2 kg.
This machine is really easy to use, featuring a simple On and Off button.
The inner part of the paraffin wax heater is made of aluminum which offers a high thermal conductivity (it heats up really quickly!) and a durable build.
The wax melted in this device can be used 30 to 35 times unless you’re using the wax on your face.
WaxStar Professional Wax Warmer and Heater Review – 88%
The WaxStar features a 500 ml capacity, removable inner pot and includes a variable temperature control making this device suitable for both home and professional use.
This heater takes only a very short time to heat up the wax, with two members of our testing team commenting that the wax heats in just 5-10 minutes at the high setting, and that can then be changed to a medium temperature setting for use.
Mylee Professional Electric Wax Heater Review – 84%
The Mylee heater features a 500 ml capacity removable pot and provides a fast heat up time with the help of its coil technology.
It also features a variable temperature control between the ranges of 50 – 100 degree centigrade so you have total control and can set the temperature to suit your own comfort.
One feature that the Mylee heater has to offer which we didn’t find in any other wax heater is the built-in thermo heat sensor.
This sensor makes sure that the wax is at the right temperature that the user has set as it automatically shuts down when it reaches the critical temperature.
2.5 Liters Paraffin Wax Heater by BeautyWax Review – 84%
The BeautyWax heater has a large capacity of 2.5 liters and it features temperature control along with a handy indicator light.
The container with this device is removable and it takes only 30 minutes for the heater to melt the wax. It also includes a see through cover to help keep an eye on wax contamination.
Frequently asked questions
What is a paraffin wax bath?
A paraffin wax bath is a type of therapy that uses heated oil-based wax as its main agent to relieve pain and inflammation.
The melted wax is usually applied on to the hand, feet, elbow, or even on to the face.
Most spa and treatment facilities offer such services, but portable devices can also be bought online that can deliver the same result.
What do you use a paraffin bath for?
A paraffin wax bath can be used to help ease the impact of a number of different medical conditions, including: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Reuma, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Joint Pain, Chronic Arthritis, Soothing & Softening Calluses and Dry Cracked Skin
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a Paraffin Wax Bath?
- Moisturises the skin
- Opens up the pores and removes dead skin cells
- Helps soothe and soften calluses
- Heals dry and cracked skin
- Helps with treating a range of medical conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, reuma and joint pain
- Improves blood flow to the applied area
- Relaxes muscles
- Reduces stiffness in joints
- Minimises muscle inflammation
- Helps ease rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- It can cause a heat rash to some sensitive skin; try a test patch first
- Can hinders good blood circulation for diabetic patients; always read the instructions first and seek advice from a GP
- Can cause minor swelling and irritation for people with chemical sensitivities; again, we recommend a small test patch first
What’s the best paraffin bath for arthritis?
We recommend the Body Comfort BC 01 Paraffin Wax Spa by KarpiTrade.
It features a variable temperature control and has a capacity of 3 kg, and it also comes with 2 years warranty.
You can find our more in-depth review, including all the pros and cons of this model, further up the page
What’s the best paraffin wax machine with temperature control?
We recommend the Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath which features a very effective and easy to use variable temperature control, and comes with a 3 year warranty.
This particular brand also offers 2 x 450 grams of paraffin wax bags as well.
Check out our in depth review of the Beurer MP70 for more info.
What’s the best paraffin wax machine for hands and feet?
Again, we’d recommend the Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath as we found it the most effective and overall best wax bath currently on the market – see our full review for more info on its pros and cons.