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Dead Sea Salt Benefits

Updated on May 17, 2019
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I'm Ramona. I enjoy writing Articles about the things I have researched and experimented with. Hoping to help others.

Benefits of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is known to have medical supernatural cures for Centuries. Yet, most people have no idea of the wondrous healing of this amazing salt.

Dead Sea Salt has many therapeutic and Medicinal benefits that have been known since ancient times.

Nothing lives in it. The Dead Sea is just over 45 miles long, but has no outlet, so the water has a high concentration of 33% salt and minerals, compared to only 3% in the Ocean.

The water also contains 21 minerals, 12 of which are found in no other body of water on Earth. The combined unique properties of the Dead Sea are Therapeutic in the treatment of certain diseases, particularly skin problems, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, rashes, acne, arthritis, muscle strain and more.

Where is the Dead Sea ?

One of the 7 wonders of the world

The Dead Sea is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. Animals and aquatic plants cannot flourish because of the high salinity. This is why it is called "Dead Sea"

The sea itself is abundant in minerals acclaimed to have therapeutic value.

Biblicaly, it was a refuge for King David. The bible refers to it as "the eastern sea", "salt sea", and "the sea of the Arabah.

The Dead Sea is Located in the Middle East between Jordan and Israel about Half an hour's drive southeast from Jerusalem

How to treat your skin problems with Dead Sea Salt

Just in case you don't understand what I'm trying to tell you about the Great Benefits of Dead Sea Salt, I have included a video from an

Expert " Dr. Stephen H. Mandy,MD

Best Quality Dead Sea salt

You must make sure you get the best Quality Dead Sea Salt

Some details of the healing properties of these minerals in the Dead Sea that work together:

* 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 it aid's in the body's metabolic exchanges.

* Sulfur: A natural disinfectant ( constituent of certain vitamin's). 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. Internally, it is a key factor in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.

Soak in a Bathtub for 20 minutes with Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salt heals wounds fast

Kills germs and Bacteria on the spot, Instant wound healing!

My neighbor was mowing his yard and did a stupid thing. He lifted the Lawnmower up while it was still on. YIKES!

His index finger got cut by the mowers blade and it cut off the tip of his finger. He went to the emergency room and they cleaned his finger and bandaged it. Two days after the incident he came over to show my husband what a stupid thing he had done. He had taken the bandage off so the wound could get some air. I almost freaked out at how terrible it looked. Real red and what looked like Puss all around it, just nasty looking. Plus, he was in pain with his finger throbbing. I felt sorry for him.

At that moment I ran into the house and got a Styrofoam cup, filled it halfway with warm water and added a tablespoon of Dead Sea Salt into the water. I came back outside and told my neighbor to stick his finger in the cup. I warned him that it would sting for a minute but that is because the Dead Sea Salt is pulling all the bacteria out of his wound.

Well, I hate to tell you but my neighbor is a real WIMP he almost cried like a baby . To hide it from me , he ran home!

I didn't see him till the next day at Noon. He showed me his finger and I couldn't believe my eyes.

His finger had a small scab forming it got its normal pinkish color back. The yellow puss was all the way gone and he had no more pain or throbbing.

I thank him today for being my Guinea Pig...

Dead Sea Salt is in my Household constantly and in my neighbor's too.

Homemade Dead Sea Salt Scrub Recipes that you can make use in your Bath

Dead Sea Salt is Rich in Natural Minerals

Exfoliating your skin with Dead Sea Salt Scrubs is a pampering treat that can renew and condition your skin. If you have aches and pains in your body and/or arthritis, then soaking in the tub with dead Sea Salt is what you are needing. It will help relieve such pain.

Making your own homemade scrubs are very easy and the supplies are inexpensive and very basic. Enjoy these in your very own Bathtub.

Here are a few recipes to start you out:


Make Bathwater warm only 2 degrees higher than your body Temp.

Add 2-4 Cups of Dead Sea Salt in a regular Bath size Tub.

Soak for 20 minutes.

Pat your skin dry with a towel.

Put a robe on and relax for 20 minutes

Be sure to drink lot's of water as the detoxification process will pull moisture from your body as it eliminates toxins.


1/4 cup Fine Dead Sea Salt

1/4 cup Olive Oil

3-5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

* Oats Dead Sea Salt Scrub

1/4 cup dead sea salt

1/4 cup ground oats

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, warmed

10 drops essential oil

Essential Oils you can use together in your bath with Dead Sea Salt

When preparing your Luxurious Dead Sea Salt bath to soak in you can add a few drops of your favorite oil for a wonderful Aroma filled, relaxing, soak time bath.

* Dry Skin - These oils balance the production of skin oil, reduce puffiness and encourage new cell growth. Lavender, jasmine, peppermint, geranium, neroli, rosemary, chamomile, sandalwood, frankincense, rosewood.

* Aging Skin - These oils nourish and moisturize aging skin. Lavender, neroli, geranium, rose, rosemary.

* Problem Skin - These oils are antiseptic and slightly drying, which benefits problem skin. However, Do not use on dry skin. Sage, clary sage, juniper, tea tree, eucalyptus.

* Oily Skin - These oils normalize overactive oil glands and slow oil production. Lemongrass, ylang-ylang, eucalyptus, cedarwood, basil, cypress, spike lavender.

* Normal Skin - These oils are suitable for use on normal, healthy skin. Lavender, bergamot, geranium, rosewood and cedarwood.

Essential oils you should AVOID in Baths


Avoid these Essential Oils in your bath Soak. They can cause skin irritations.

* Basil

* Oregano

* Thyme

* Nutmeg

* Clove

* Cinnamon

* Black Pepper

* Bay

A good Body scrub containing Dead Sea Salt

Heals instead of masking your skin. Non greasy, won't dry the skin out

Rainbow Souffle Dead Sea Salt Scrub is NON-greasy or oily. The 4 colors/flavors mixed together smell like Fruit Sorbet.

Individually as follows:

Yellow = Lemon

Orange = Orange

Fuchsia = Raspberry

Green = Lime

The results of this body scrub are "INSTANT". With the first application your body will be smooth.

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Rainbow Souffle Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2010 Ramona

Have You Tried Dead Sea Salt Yet?

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      5 years ago

      Until I found this I thugoht I'd have to spend the day inside.

    • christinsword profile image


      5 years ago

      Very nice summation of the benefits of the Dead Sea and the wondrous healing properties of the unique salts found there. Voted up! Maybe you can check out my own Dead Sea page when you have time - thanks!

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      6 years ago

      Can you use dead sea salts if you have sulfa drug allergies? I see they contain sulfur. Thank you!

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      7 years ago

      The Dead Sea is by far the best when it comes to mineral content and the benefits to your skin. My skin was always dry until I started taking baths in dead sea salt. You generally have to put more than what the instructions tell you on bottles because it's just not the same as soaking in the Dead Sea itself unless you make the salinity higher in the bath tub. I've also found scented Dead Sea bath salts and I like those once in a while. Great article and everyone can benefit from this.

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      Barbara Isbill 

      7 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Great lens, but too bad we my be slowly losing the dead sea, I hear!

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      7 years ago

      Great info, thanks!

    • Coffeebreak9am profile image


      7 years ago

      I have not tried dead sea salt yet...but you have made me interested! Thank you.

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      8 years ago

      When i went to the mall. A guy approach me and got interest when he introduced about this lotion - which maid of dead sea salt. after one week of using my skin got fairer and smooth. thanks dead sea salt products - although its very expensive one but its worthy to buy. Its very effective.

    • Spiderlily321 profile image


      8 years ago

      Very good information here. I have heard about dead sea salt but never actually tried. I've always wanted to though. Thank you for sharing this

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      Mary Norton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have swam in the Dead Sea and conitnues to use products with Dead Sea salt.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens with pretty useful information .I was quite unaware of such huge health benefits of dead sea salt.Such a lovely lens this is..Nice products mentioned as well..Good video and the facts are well explained..Thanks :)


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      8 years ago

      I've never tried salt from the Dead Sea. Thanks for listing which oils are good for oily skin (which I have) too. Is there anyway that I can get bottled Dead Sea water shipped to me?

    • katiecolette profile image


      9 years ago

      I have several lotions and Scrubs with Dead Sea Minerals - absolutely love them!


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