The Dead Sea is the lowest saline lake on earth (420 meters, or about 1,300 feet,below sea level). Its therapeutic benefits have been well known for 1,500 years,with the modern era for such treatments beginning in 1959.
Geographical and Historical Facts about the Dead Sea
Nestled deep in the Jordanian valley is the extraordinary wonder of nature—the Dead Sea. Revered for its health and beauty benefits since ancient times, this natural gift is a world-renowned treasure. Situated at an elevation of 1300 ft. (400 m) below sea level, the Dead Sea spans 50 km in length and has a maximum width of 17 km (refer to table 1 for Dead Sea Characteristics). Its geological formation traces back three million years to a fracture in the Jordan rift valley, where rushing seawater accumulated. The dry climate and high evaporation rate gradually intensified mineral concentration, leading to the precipitation of salt, chalk, and gypsum along the fracture, forming a lake-like structure. This lake, once connected to the sea, has transformed into an inland lake, sustained by the Jordan River and mineral springs from the surrounding mountains.
Dead Sea Bath Salt Benefits
Indulging in Dead Sea bath salts at home offers an effective way to unwind and absorb the minerals unique to the Dead Sea. Extensive research confirms the efficacy of these bath salts in alleviating skin conditions like psoriasis, while providing benefits such as muscle tension relief, skin softening, and an overall rejuvenating experience. The salts enhance blood and lymph circulation, stimulating oxygen flow to the skin, which aids in draining trapped fluids—an excellent remedy for circulatory-related ailments like arthritis and rheumatism. Moreover, the high mineral content fosters skin regeneration, allowing cells to breathe and promoting nourishment for renewal and regeneration.
Dead Sea Mud Benefits
Enriched with minerals mirroring those found in Dead Sea waters, Dead Sea mud is versatile—suitable for application on the entire body, specific areas, or as a popular facial mud mask. This mud brings numerous benefits, including cleansing, removing impurities, relieving joint inflammation, preventing skin pigmentation, stimulating blood circulation, exfoliating dead skin cells, and rejuvenating the skin. Its exceptional absorbency delves deep into pores, thoroughly purifying and removing impediments to nourishment. Through reverse osmosis, minerals from the mud nourish the skin, revitalizing it. The mud's detoxifying properties, combined with the high mineral content of these special salts, naturally cleanse and draw toxins away from the body, leaving the skin refreshed and invigorated.