Dead Sea Ingredients
Dead Sea Salts are very mineral rich, containing high proportions of Potassium, Magnesium and Bromide. Potassium helps regulate the moisture level of the skin, Magnesium helps promote healing, and Bromide has a smoothing and relaxing effect. The natural mineral salts exfoliate and revitalize the skin and help draw out toxins. Sea Salt is well known for it's ability to relieve aches & pains, reduce stiffness after exertion, relax the muscles and relieve skin problems such as acne, eczema & psoriasis.
The high mineral content of Dead Sea Salt stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation. Increased circulation moves trapped fluid from joints, improving joint movement and reducing stiffness and pain. Regular use of salts promotes healthy skin by exfoliating and encouraging regeneration of new skin cells.
The Mud and/or Clay from the Dead Sea is equally rich in minerals and helps revitalize, exfoliate and purify the skin. It draws toxins, oils & debris from the skin leaving a clean fresh feeling. It helps to tighten pores and stimulate circulation so your skin is left with a smooth healthy glow. The mud can also be used as a pack for sore joints. Use the mud as a hair pack to alleviate dandruff and oily hair conditions. It will not over dry the scalp.
The Dead Sea Brine is the mineral rich water from the Dead Sea. It can be used in creams, lotions, facials, masks, body wraps, etc.
To use Dead Sea Mud or Clay:
A Dead Sea Mud Mask can be made very simply with some dead sea clay and enough water to make a thick paste. The best water would of course be, the dead sea brine. You can also use the mud which is already wet. You can add 3 drops of essential oil to the mud to help cleanse the pores and kill bacteria that cause blemishes. Other wetting agents for the clay are fruit puree, yogurt, cucumber juice, milk, etc. Honey can be added to make the mask anti bacterial. If your skin tends to be dry in some spots, you may want to add some jojoba to the mud mask to help balance the skin. Other good additives are: Powdered Sea Vegetables, Powdered Rice Bran, Colloidal Oatmeal, Nut Meals, Powdered Herbs etc. Dead Sea Masks cannot be premixed and stored so only mix what you will use immediately or provide customers with a specially blended wetting agent in a separate container so they can mix as they need.
A great Dead Sea hair wrap can be made with 1/2 cup mud or clay (wet with Dead Sea Brine), 1 Tablespoon shikakai powder, 1 tsp aritha powder, 1 tsp neem powder, 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix all the ingredients and massage through wet hair. Wrap with plastic and then a hot towel. Leave it for at least 15 minutes and then wash out.
Dead Sea Mud and Clay can be added to soap at a rate of 1T - 2T per pound.
To use Dead Sea Salt:
Dead Sea Salt can be used by itself to make a bath salt or you can blend it with other salts to keep your costs down. It can be used as is or you can color and scent.