Dead Sea Minerals Benefits
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth in any land mass (417 meters below sea level,
to be exact). The quantity of water that evaporates from it is greater than that which flows
into it, such that this body of water has the highest concentration of salt in the world (340
grams per liter of water).
The benefits of Dead Sea mineral salts have been well known since ancient times.
Perhaps the most famous visitor to the "World’s Oldest Spa" was Cleopatra, who with her
husband Herod the Great frequented the Dead Sea for the restorative properties its
minerals and mud. Today, Dead Sea mineral salts refer to salt extracted or taken from
the Dead Sea. It is a popular ingredient of many common bath products including bath
salts, salt scrubs, foot scrubs, body wraps, bath bombs, soaps, and a wide variety of other
The Dead Sea is popular with tourists from all over the world for its reputed therapeutic
effects. The water of the Dead Sea is unique, as it has ten times the salt content of other
sea water. This allows anyone to easily float on Dead Sea water because of its greater
density. Its mineral composition is also different from ocean water since only 12-18% of
Dead Sea mineral salts are sodium chloride. In comparison, 97% of the salt in normal
ocean water is sodium chloride.
A wide variety of medical conditions affecting different parts of the body are relieved by
mineral-rich Dead Sea mud and Dead Sea mineral salts, perhaps because the minerals
found in the Dead Sea are essential to human life itself. Circulation, metabolism, and
relaxation are all supported by Dead Sea minerals, and conditions as various as arthritis,
fatigue, migraines, dandruff and eczema have all been shown to benefit from treatment
with Dead Sea mineral products. Furthermore, these minerals are the foundation of
intelligent skin care, because they so perfectly maintain skin moisture levels, nourish skin
cells, and provide the skin with natural, anti-allergenic protection.