Paraffin dips are a great treatment for dry hands and feet. It is also a treatment for the symptoms of joint and muscle condititions, such as Arthritis. Paraffin dips can be especially helpful in relieving the pain and stiffness of Arthritis involving the small joints of the hands when used as a small bath. The hands or feet are repeatedly dipped into the melted mineral wax, the warm wax is allowed to cool and harden around the sore joints. The paraffin is then removed by peeling off.