Dead Sea salt is a highly refined product and is used worldwide to treat many skin conditions as well as aiding in weight loss. The most common ailments it treats are acne, eczema, psoriasis and even herpes. The salts have been renowned as a treatment of the skin for centuries as a result of the high concentration of minerals that it contains. Although the Dead Sea salt is becoming more well known, it is still surprising to discover its many other uses.
Premium Dead Sea Salt is 100% natural, harvested straight from the Dead Sea located in Israel where the mineral contents are the highest. It’s the only internationally accredited pure Optically Dead Sea salt in the world and is valued for its high mineral contents including magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. It is used as a dietary supplement and has also been used to help rehabilitate and revitalize the skin and hair.
There are a number of things you need to know before you buy it. Firstly you must know that Dead Sea salts contain a wide variety of minerals including magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium as well as iron, sulphur and manganese. As well as these the salt also contains other key minerals including zinc, sulfur, copper, phosphorus, selenium and iodine. As you would expect, each of these minerals add value to your health through their various aspects. However, you should be aware that the concentrations of the minerals may vary from supplier to supplier.
A good supplier will quote the average percentage of all minerals but you can check on the mineral contents yourself by adding a pinch of the same mineral to a small amount of water and then testing its tenderness. If the magnesium content is less than the manufacturers advise you then you can reduce the amount of bath salts you buy. The same goes for the other ingredients such as potassium and calcium.
Many consumers have reported problems with some bath salts, not having an enough amount of magnesium in them. When this happens your skin can become irritated and you may even have some swelling or redness. As, well as these side effects you could also develop an allergy to the metal salts. Allergic reactions to the dead sea salt can be quite severe, as the salt is known to release large amounts of sulphur into the skin.
To avoid this problem when using bath salts you should make sure you do your research ahead of time. You should know exactly how much magnesium and other minerals you need. The best way to do this is by weighing the items and taking a measurement at home. Alternatively you can ask your supplier to supply a detailed list on the contents. You should remember that dead mineral salts can have an after taste; this is however not a common problem and many people find they like the taste.
There are other concerns when using bath products including sodium as well. Sodium lauryl sulphate is a strong detergent which can wash away natural oils from your skin causing dry, itchy skin. It can also leave your skin feeling itchy and irritated. It is important to note that sodium lauryl sulphate has a lower concentration of sodium than dead sea salt so using this product with organic products that contain organic minerals such as potassium can help to balance your mineral levels. It can be safe however to use products containing both minerals together as they will create a better and cleaner product.
One example of a product that combines these two ingredients is organic mousses. These are self-made spa salts infused with lavender essential oil. They are very soft and have a slight scent so you won’t smell like a spa. To get the most benefits from using these mousses you should exfoliate your skin before using them, once you have removed dead skin cells it will allow the essential oils in the mousses to penetrate deeper into your skin allowing maximum benefits to be achieved. If you want to experience the best benefits from this product then it is advisable to soak your body in warm water for around 20 minutes allowing the Dead Sea salt and lavender essential oils to penetrate deep down.