Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt is harvested from the Southern Dead Sea in Israel where the mineral content is the highest. It also contains the highest mineral content, making it ideal for use in spa treatments and for therapeutic-grade Dead Sea bath salts and scrubs.
Source: the Dead Sea in Beer Sheva, Israel
Uses: Bath Salt, Salt Scrubs, Therapeutic Treatments, Spas
Grain Size: Fine (0-2mm) or Coarse (2-4mm)
The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Further, while sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less of the salt total in water from the Dead Sea. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, and bromides.
Dr. J. Arndt studied the effect of Dead Sea salt baths on psoriasis. Fifty patients were treated for 3–4 weeks, taking 3–4 baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement. This improvement included relief from itching, sleep disturbances, and skin scaling. Treatment with Dead Sea salts is not associated with any side effects.