The Dead Sea – a natural reservoir of therapeutic wonders.

Amazing how a place called the Dead Sea can possess so much vitality. Layers upon layers of mineral-rich mud and a precious natural reservoir of therapeutic powers, has created the Earth’s largest natural spa.

The waters of the Dead Sea are so rich in minerals, they contain the highest concentration in the world – a remarkable 32%. Abundant in magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron, these natural minerals are known to stimulate the regeneration of cells, essential for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

The Dead Sea Salt and Water

A world famous treasure-trove of health and beauty since ancient times, the Dead Sea is an endless source of health-promoting and balancing elements. The Dead Sea salts and mud are rich in minerals and have been acclaimed throughout the ages for their remarkably beneficial effect on the skin, hair and even on stressed nerves.

The Dead Sea is situated on the Syrian-African fault, a geological phenomenon created some three million years ago during a great natural upheaval. Ancient layers of mineral-rich earth were exposed and salt water springs erupted forming a valley containing a closed lake 400 metres (1300 feet) below sea level - the lowest spot on Earth. Thousands of years of evaporation increased the levels of minerals and salts in this lake, known today as the Dead Sea.

The composition of the Dead Sea is unique. It contains higher levels of minerals including magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromides, sulphates and other minerals than all other bodies of salt water in the world, including the oceans.

These natural minerals all have an extremely positive effect on the body, improving cell metabolism, helping the body absorb nourishment and eliminate toxins.

In fact, medical research has determined that the unique blend of powerful natural minerals and salts found in the Dead Sea are highly beneficial for the relief of various skin problems, including Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis and even Arthritis.


Dead Sea water is unique in its chemical composition. It contains over forty different minerals, comprising magnesium, potassium, calcium chlorides and bromides, and is a blessing for people seeking relief from skin and rheumatic disorders and from various inflammatory and joint diseases. As a stimulant of blood circulation, it enhances skin-cell regeneration, improves the skin's tone and helps keep it healthy and refreshed. It has a curative effect on the skin, relieving muscular pains and stress.
Thanks to its high concentration of salts and minerals, Dead Sea water saturates the skin, prevents dryness through good moisture retention, giving the skin a pleasant tone. Dead Sea water contains relaxing natural oils which provide the skin with a soothing, protective film, vital in fighting moisture-loss.

NATURAL DEAD SEA SALT Dead Sea Salts are unique in that they have a total mineral concentration that is much higher than that of ocean water. They can therefore absorb more water than the skin is able to get from any other source. This, in addition to the film-forming properties of Dead Sea Salts, results in thorough skin saturation, prevention of dehydration through good moisture retention and a healthy, natural skin tone.


Dead Sea mud can be described as a blend of therapeutic wonders. It is renowned for its remarkable effectiveness in improving the texture of the skin, hair and scalp and helping alleviate aches in muscles and joints. It contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorides, bromides and sulphates, all natural minerals known to maintain skin’s moisture level and hydration. One of the mud’s added beneficial characteristics is that as it gradually dries on the skin, it extracts any toxins present inside the cells while tightening the pores and creating a firming effect. Skin is not only completely cleansed and highly moisturized, it also receives a natural anti aging treatment that helps it look and feel younger and healthier.

The mud serves to balance the skin functions: it increases the skin's oxygen level by raising its temperature, thus stimulating blood circulation. Its high absorbent quality enables it to penetrate the pores, providing optimal cleansing and purifying. This process allows the skin to cleanse itself while replenishing it with minerals. 


Sulphur, which constitutes about 0.06% of the crust of our planet and which is abundant in the Dead Sea, has been recognised for thousands of years by most civilizations for its therapeutic qualities. Three thousand years ago, the Egyptians used it in the production of cosmetic materials. The ancient Greeks and Romans used Sulphur for healing dermatological problems and established the first Spas around warm Sulphur springs, in which people with arthritis, rheumatism and other diseases sought relief from their discomforts. Many such Spas exist today, and Sulphur is used in the treatment of various skin disorders, such as Psoriasis, for its oil and toxin absorbing qualities, and is considered effective in the treatment of oily skin.

Sulphur influences the enzyme metabolism in the skin, stimulates hyaluronidase activity, inhibits fibroblast proliferation and modulates inflammation. 

The life-giving properties of the Dead Sea have been known and used for their therapeutic powers for thousands of years. Its rich waters are considered unique, containing the highest concentration of minerals in comparison to any other source of salt water in the world.

The Dead Sea Waters and Minerals

These waters contain an astounding 21 minerals, which are recognized for their nourishing and regenerative characteristics:

  • Potassium supplies energy to skin cells
  • Sodium improves skin’s metabolism
  • Magnesium activates enzymes to accelerate cell regeneration
  • Bromine has a soothing and relaxing effect
  • Chloride helps balance the body’s mineral content
  • Calcium strengthens cell membranes
  • Zinc promotes cell renewal as well as stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin
  The Dead Sea Ocean
Sodium 39,158 10,770
Potassium 7,956 399
Magnesium 45,345 1,290
Calcium 17,127 412

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