Updated: May 17, 2020
A visit to the Dead Sea is definitely an experience – for the body and the soul. A vacation from the race of life with a unique bonus accompanying it: a dip in the waters of the Dead Sea rich in minerals and vitamins that do good to the skin and in some cases even heal it. To our delight, one of the great benefits of a vacation, at least in terms of salt, is that you can continue to enjoy it at home. On store shelves, in the lowest place in the world (and at many sales points in Israel and around the world) the salt can be found in two main forms: salt designed for the purposes of skin care and health and salt designed for cooking and eating.
So what is so special about the salt existing in the Dead Sea?
The Dead Sea salt is rich with essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, sodium, potassium and iodine, which have been proved in research as beneficial to the body and particularly to the body skin, the hair and the nails. So what exactly do the minerals in the Dead Sea salts do? A fairly partial list: the magnesium heals the tissues, the sulfur, which is a natural disinfectant, accelerates hair growth, the potassium adds moisture to the skin, zinc treats and cures acne, calcium accelerates the growth of nails and bromide wakens the skin to life. Furthermore, quite a few studies have confirmed the direct connection between the Dead Sea salt and the healing of various skin diseases such as psoriasis.
How to enjoy the cosmetic benefits of the Dead Sea salt at home?
So what do Dead Sea minerals do for your skin? You will be surprised at how much the use of salt at home is easy, fast and efficient. By the way, you may keep the products in the refrigerator for reuse: How to use Dead Sea salt on face? You can clean your face with salt and enjoy all its cosmetic benefits simultaneously, combined with oils. The appropriate ratio: for every two tablespoons of salt, one tablespoon of oil. Thus, for example, it is possible to combine two tablespoons of crushed Dead Sea salt (to avoid scratches) and 2 tablespoons of almond oil. It is also possible to enhance with two drops of Essential Oil such as lemon oil, mix, and create a natural peeling cleanser. Massage the face for a couple of minutes and rinse. For freshening the facial skin, it is possible to create a mask, which includes a quarter glass of sea salt and lemon juice. Manner of use: mix the ingredients, place on the facial skin for a couple of minutes and rinse. How much Dead Sea salt to use in bath? The best recipe for a home spa that does good for your body and soul – 4 tablespoons of the Dead Sea salt, about 5-7 drops of aromatic oil with your favorite scent, or for a specific solution (mint for the treatment of the respiratory system, lavender for relaxation and so on) and two tablespoons of drinking soda for strengthening the ties between salt and oils. Scented candles, soothing music and eye cover will improve your overall relaxation. The use of Dead Sea salt for your hair wash your hair, wipe it slightly with a towel and massage the scalp gently for about ten minutes with the Dead Sea salt, then rinse thoroughly. The result: soft, and dandruff –free hair. Benefits of Dead Sea salt on your and and nails Dip your feet in a tub with warm water and sprinkle exactly over the nails two tablespoons of Dead Sea salt, stay in the water for about twenty minutes. The result: health fingernails free of fungus and infections.
Can you eat Dead Sea salt?
In its basic form, salt found in the Dead Sea is not edible, since its many minerals, especially magnesium, give it bitter taste. So how do you turn it into a quality salt that chefs are fond of in leading cuisines around the world? In order to enhance its natural data, the salt is dissolved, cleaned from its problematic materials, recrystallize and rinsed again to clean the top layer. The result: natural and quality sea salt, which is used in the leading cuisines in the world, since its advantages are numerous: its coarse grains dissolve relatively slowly, an element that preserves the freshness of food over time, it accelerates the digestion of food and is free of chemicals.
One grain – endless advantages
The variety of benefits hidden in the Dead Sea salt is enormous. If we can enjoy even part of them, externally and internally, we can certainly benefit not only our body but also our general way of life.