100% Dead Sea Salts
100 % Pure Dead Sea Salts
Dead Sea Salt is extracted from the Dead Sea. Starting with the ancient Egyptians, many cultures across the centuries have used Dead Sea Salt for therapy. Today they are used in skin creams, soaps and soaking salts.
The Dead Sea's healing properties have been known throughout history. Herod the Great went so far as to establish the world's first health resort focused on the Dead Sea millennia before Zara Spa became the byword for ultimate spa luxury.
The Dead Sea is unique, containing over 30% minerals and salts that are beneficial to the skin compared to other seas and oceans that generally have a concentration of less than 4%. It is the natural elements of the brine that people believe bring its curative powers.
The salt in most oceans is approximately 85% sodium chloride, while Dead Sea salt is only 12%-18% sodium chloride. In contrast, refined table salt is approximately 97% sodium chloride. The compounds that contain the mineral rich salts of the Dead Sea are derived from the runoff streams flowing into the Dead Sea, which brought in large deposits of this gray-black mud during the Holocene era. It is this combination that makes the Dead Sea a popular center for wellness and health today.
Incorporating Dead Sea Salts into your bathing routine have been reported to have the following benefits:
Rheumatologic Conditions – Dead Sea Salts can be effective in balneotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The minerals are absorbed while soaking, stimulating blood circulation. [Harari, Marco; Shani, Jashovam. "Demographic evaluation of successful antipsoriatic climatotherapy at the Dead Sea (Israel) DMZ Clinic". International Journal of Dermatology. 36 (4): 304–305. doi:10.1046/j.1365-4362.1997.00204.x.]
Common skin ailments – Research has demonstrated that skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis are relieved by regular soaking in water with added Dead Sea Salt. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends Dead Sea and Dead Sea Salts as effective treatments for psoriasis. ["The Dead Sea" National Psoriasis Foundation. Retrieved on 2008-04-10.]
Allergies – The high concentration of bromide and magnesium in the Dead Sea Salt can relieve allergic reactions by cleansing and detoxifying.[ Ehrhardt, Proksch; Nissen, HP; Bremgartner, M; Urquhart, C. "Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution: follow-on review". International Journal of Dermatology. 44 (2): 151–7. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02079.x. PMID 15689218.]
While most of us can’t afford to travel to the Dead Sea on a regular basis, we can still enjoy the benefits of a Dead Sea Salt soak in our bath tubs at home. At Mountain Laurel Boutique, we carry 100% Dead Sea Salts. Our selections include Naked Dead Sea Salts and many variations that combine your favorite fragrance and color for a rich vibrant bathing experience.
- Laura Zannis