We started using Dead Sea Salt for making our own scented bath salts years ago. The therapeutic aspect of the salts is absolutely amazing! Previously, we were using Epsom Salts, which worked well, but they just can't compare with the salts of the Dead Sea. In fact, many people have been known to bathe in the Dead Sea for the healing power of the mud and salts.
The salts from the Dead Sea are rich with minerals, containing large proportions of Potassium, Magnesium and Bromide. Potassium assists in the regulation of your skin's moisture level. Bromide is a smoothing and relaxing effect and magnesium is known to promote healing. These salts make a great exfoliate and will help draw out the toxins in your skin, revitalizing it in the process.
The Salts of the Dead Sea are also known to relieve aches and pains, reduce stiffness and relax the muscles. The will promote relief of skin problems, too, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Of course, it is not a complete cure, but it does work well due to the high mineral content. These minerals stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation - moving trapped fluids in the joints and tissues. The exfoliation also encourages new skin cell regeneration.
The salt grains are about the size of pretzel salt and may have become dry once packaged. Simply break apart the grains with a fork or a spatula.
You can use this alone to make a bath salt, body polish or foot scrub. Or mix it with Epsom Salts to reduce your cost. You can use it as is, or add fragrance and color if you choose.
For external use only.