Beauty with Health
Dead Sea Salt is salt from the Dead Sea, which is located between Jordan, Palestine and Israel. The water that comprises the Dead Sea is like no other water on earth – it holds 34% salt, – 10 times the amount of salt found in other sea water, which holds around 3% salt.
The salt itself is unique as well. When you look at it, it’s often dull and off-white in color, in contrast to the brightness of ordinary salt. Dead Sea Salt tastes bitter when compared to the salt you buy at the store – this is due to the fact that Dead Sea Salt has almost no sodium (10%) when compared to table salt (90%). The salts found in the Dead Sea are mineral salts. All ocean salt contains minerals, but the salts of the Dead Sea contain a much higher concentration of minerals than other salts. These minerals include zinc, iodine, potassium, calcium, bromides, and many more are naturally occurring in the human body and are crucial to many processes, and need to be replenished regularly as they are lost.
Soaking in Dead Sea Salt does wonders for your body. Skin problems, such as rashes, sores, hives, and itching, can be treated by soaking in a hot bath filled with these amazing salts. Dead Sea Salts contain large amounts of magnesium and bromide, which cleanse and disinfect your skin, making you less susceptible to skin-related allergies. Dead Sea Salt treats acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, scabies and seborrhea. Dead Sea Salts are also effective in combating hair loss, water retention, and cellulite.
The benefits of Dead Sea Salts don’t stop there. Stress, an ailment that affects us all, is greatly reduced when you take regular baths with Dead Sea Salts. As your circulation improves, your heart rate decreases. The warmth of the water and the minerals of the salts work together to relax your mind, body and spirit. After a long bath, you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. You will be relaxed from the inside out, and you’ll sleep better than ever before. Because of this, Dead Sea Salt is also a fabulous treatment for insomnia.
Some of the minerals found in Dead Sea Salt and their benefits:
Magnesium: Promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements. Also essential for cell metabolism.
Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and calms nerves.
Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body's metabolic exchanges.
Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins). Known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
Potassium: Helps balance moisture in the skin and body, aiding in the reduction of water retention and in the nourishment of cells. Potassium also regulates the nervous system.
Calcium: An essential mineral, known to strengthen bones and teeth. Also strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores.
Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps. Sodium is also a powerful detoxifying agent, helping cells retain nourishment and expel waste.
Zinc: When applied topically, it is known to protect the skin against sunburn and windburn. Also known to boost the immune system.