Healing from the Dead Sea

So here’s my first post in the category of The Little Apothecary.

The waters of the Dead Sea have been recognised for their therapeutic effects and capacity to heal the human body since ancient times. I think think this is one of those times when the ancients knew best. I’m a big fan of Dead Sea Salt.

A Dead Sea salt bath helps provide deep relaxation, as well as minerals for the skin. We all need a bit of deep relaxation in our lives.

The water from the Dead Sea is unique. It contains 27% of various salts where there is only 3% in normal sea water.  Dead Sea water contains magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.


Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system.

Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails.

Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise.

Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles.

Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance, this is important for immune system function.

Having a bath in high quality sea salt can replenish the minerals, which are critical to our skin metabolism.

Reducing the symptoms of stress  – some of the symptoms of stress include, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, tightness of the chest, neck and back muscles, headaches, sleep disturbances, fatigue, susceptibility to illness and irritability. Dead Sea Bath Salts offer significant relief of these symptoms by increasing circulation and removing the by-products of stress.


A relaxation and sleep aid– dead sea salt baths enhance relaxation of the body, which can lead to peaceful and uninterrupted sleep. Sleep is in turn essential for the regeneration of the body.

Relief from muscular aches and pains – The Dead Sea minerals absorb into muscle tissue and provide effective relief from soreness and stiffness. The improved blood circulation, reduces inflammation and provides a muscle relaxant. This increase in blood flow eliminates toxins trapped in your muscles, allowing an oxygen-rich blood flow, bringing improved nourishment to your tissues and decreasing discomfort.

I try to have a dead sea salt bath at least once a week. I also add some aromatherapy essential oils (that’s for another post). I find these baths incredibly beneficial for my physical and emotional well being. I can certainly vouch for the therapeutic properties of dead sea salt.

Do you have any experience of using dead sea salt? Have you found any benefits from using dead sea salt


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