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Dead Sea Salt: Is it really better?


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Today we take a look at one of the ingredients I use in our products: Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salt refers 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 cosmetic products, including makeup. The real question though- is it all it’s cracked up to be? It appears so!


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Dead Sea Salts 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.
  • 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 Mud and Dead Sea Salts as effective treatments for psoriasis. One study concluded that the high concentration of magnesium in Dead Sea salt was instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation. Another study conducted at the University of Negev, Israel also looked into the claims of Dead Sea Salt and found that, although common salt provides benefits to psoriasis suffers, Dead Sea Salt does a slightly better job at reducing its symptoms (when soaking it salt baths regularly).
  • Allergies – The high concentration of bromide and magnesium in the Dead Sea salt can relieve allergic reactions by cleansing and detoxifying.
  • Skin Aging – Further research into Dead Sea Salt benefits has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of wrinkling.

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