Is The Wax Used in Salons Pure?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


When I go to the salon to wax my arms, do my hands become impure after applying the wax from the machine, which is used for all the clients, even the clients that get their private parts waxed?

I’m 100% sure because they have only one machine to heat the wax, and they use the same spatula to apply wax on everyone. Does it render the wax impure in the machine used to heat it? Also, whenever the wax strip is snatched off, sometimes, it feels like there is some kind of discharge from the vagina; whether it’s urine or normal discharge, I don’t know.

After that, they apply oil on the body, which doesn’t completely get off even after washing. What should I do?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health.

Your hands and arms will not get impure; neither will it render the wax in the machine used to heat the wax impure. The oil used will also be clean as the area is pure and clean. Just ensure they use a fresh spatula when you have a booking with them. Do not worry. You are suffering from doubts and misgivings.

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I pray this helps answer your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.