Dead Sea Salt
| Salts from the Dead Sea have been legendary for centuries for their therapeutic and beatifying properties on the skin. Nothing like regular sea salt, Dead Sea salts are comprised of a wide variety of minerals which are present in a high concentration. Whereas regular sea salts is made up of over 90% sodium, salt from the Dead Sea is only about 10% sodium and the rest is made of minerals which are essential for the proper function and health of skin. Such minerals include Magnesium, Potassium, Bromine and Calcium to name a few (please see the Dead Sea salt minerals chart below for a more thorough listing of the salt's composition).|
Unlike regular salt, Dead Sea salt is not edible and tastes a bit bitter to the taste primarily because of the low sodium content and the high presence of other minerals. This fact however gives it the therapeutic properties that have been raved about for centuries. The minerals present in the salt are also naturally present within skin cells but commonly get depleted which can cause severe dryness, wrinkle development and dull looking skin. When Dead Sea bath salts or products made with minerals extracted from the salt are used, the feed those essential minerals back into the skin cells improving the overall health and vitality of the skin.
Not only is Dead Sea salt much richer in minerals than regular sea slats, there is also a very high overall presence of salt in the sea and in fact the Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water in the world when compared to any other oceans, lakes and seas. It has been measured to contain over 10 times the amount of salt concentration than the Mediterranean Sea and 10 times that of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This high salt content is actually the reason why it's called the Dead Sea - because no fish or plants can survive in the sea, even though the salts are very therapeutic for human skin. In fact the salt content is so high that if you go for a swim in the Dead Sea (which we highly recommend!) you will find that it is impossible to sink! This is truly a very weird and interesting experience - the high density of the salt actually keeps any human body afloat. Because of this rich presence of salt which contains so many essential minerals, people from all over the world travel to the Dead Sea to get relief from their skin ailments such as Psoriasis, Eczema and more. There are many spas and skin therapy centers located on the shores of the sea to take advantage of the healing powers of Dead Sea salt.
Dead Sea Bath Salts
Not every one who wants to enjoy the healing and beatifying effects of Dead Sea salts can afford to pay the money or take the time to travel to the Dead Sea - there is a new way to enjoy this natural spa effect. Dead Sea bath salts are now available and imported from Israel to recreate the effects in your own bath tub. Bath salts from the Dead Sea come in may sizes, scents and colors, some mixed with essential oils and some just pure Dead Sea salt used for bathing and treating skin ailments. Bathing in bath salts made with salt from the sea is as close to taking a dip in legendary waters as you can get. Because it's been proven that bathing in Dead Sea salts helps relieve skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema and others the unscented bath salts have become an open secret among sufferers of these conditions, because there is no other natural remedy
The legend of how well Dead Sea salt works at helping skin look and feel younger, smoother as well as provide relaxation and skin ailment therapy dates back many thousands of years. For instance, over 2000 years ago - the Jewish Roman historian Flavius wrote the following about people's experience with Dead Sea bath salt: "The Dead Sea can not be praised too highly...travelers take as much of this salt as they are able to home with them because it heals the human body and is therefore used in many medicines."
Cleopatra - the queen of ancient beauty was legendary for her magically youthful looks throughout her whole life, even as she got older. The real secret to the beauty of her silky skin was the anti aging effect of bath salts, mud and cosmetics made with Dead Sea salt - which was gathered for her at the factories she had built on the shores of the sea. The ruins of those factories can still be seen today at Erin Brooke and Erin Geed and they stand as testimonials to the ageless beauty power of Dead Sea bath salt.
Mineral Composition of Genuine Dead Sea Salts:
Mineral Typical Range
Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2) 33.3 31.0 - 35.0
Potassium Chloride (KCl) 24.3 20.0 - 28.0
Sodium Chloride (NaCl) 5.5 3.0 - 8.0
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) 0.2 0.1 - 0.5
Bromide (Br-) 0.5 0.3 - 0.6
Sulphates (SO4) 0.15 0.05 - 0.2
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