If you’ve visited a salon like The Village Spa before to get a paraffin treatment on your hands or feet, you know that it can feel wonderful. But what you may not know is that there are several downfalls to paraffin services. Even if you get the treatment simply as a bonus when you get your regular mani-pedi, these are things you should be aware of.
The EPA identified at least seven major toxins in paraffin wax. This can cause those whose skin reacts badly to chemicals to have discomfort after receiving the treatment. And even if your skin doesn’t react poorly to chemicals…they’re still chemicals, and those are never great for you.
Besides those who have skin that’s sensitive to chemicals, if you easily get heat rash (the rash with lots of small bumps), your skin will most likely not respond well to paraffin treatments. In fact, sensitive skin, in general, doesn’t do well with paraffin treatments.
Paraffin is completely clogging our landfills. With every paraffin treatment, eight ounces of petroleum is added to the landfills. Eight ounces equals about one cup, and if you imagine all the paraffin treatments that take place in one day over the thousands of salons and spas in the country, that’s a scary amount of petroleum waste.
This is why at The Village Spa, we offer Eco-Fin treatments instead. Eco-Fin does the exact same thing as a paraffin treatment, only there is zero petroleum and no harsh chemicals. It is 100% disposable and biodegradable.
Besides this, Eco-Fin hydrates the skin and softens it while soothing any aches and pains. The moisturizing hydration comes from Eco-Fin’s ingredients: a rich and soothing blend of shea butter, palm seed oil, organic coconut oil, soy, jojoba, vitamin E, and essential oils. These ingredients are heated and melted down together so that they can be applied to your hands and/or feet to soothe and hydrate them. Eco-Fin also comes in a variety of lovely aromas to choose from, or you can go with unscented.
This is why we believe that Eco-Fin is a more eco-friendly alternative to paraffin treatments. You get all the same benefits, and you won’t be getting a service that’s contributing to hurting our environment.
Eco-Fin is an easy add-on service for hands or feet, or you can come in for this treatment alone if you wish. The Village Spa provides the best professional nail services and massages in Carmel, Indiana. We are a luxury spa with plenty of relaxing treatments to choose from. Call us at (317) 853-6350 to schedule an appointment, or check out our packages and memberships.