Ever wondered why sea salts are so prevalent in skin care products, spa treatments, and bath salts? While salt is a natural exfoliate and anti-bacterial, it’s also full of essential minerals that are vital to overall health. Dead Sea salt is particularly beneficial because of its composition, and we recommend looking for organic and natural beauty and personal care products that contain this powerful ingredient.
Dead Sea Salts: Infuse Your Skin With Healthy Minerals
The Dead Sea, located between Jordan and Israel, has been renowned for its healing properties for thousands of years. The salts from this sea are unique. Water from more prominent ocean bodies contains a salt content of about 3%. Compare that with the water from the Dead Sea, which has a salt content as high as 27%. This high concentration of salts makes for a mineral rich environment and, because our bodies are veritable sponges, water and salt from the Dead Sea can infuse them with higher doses of essential minerals.
Here is a sampling of some of the minerals and benefits found in Dead Sea salt:
Calm yourself with magnesium. Magnesium is an important mineral and one that is lacking in many American diets. Women, especially those who have had children, are particularly prone to magnesium deficiencies that can result in muscle cramps, caffeine sensitivity, poor sleep patterns, and lethargy. Magnesium also helps to slow the signs of skin aging. Soaking in a bath with Dead Sea salts can enhance relaxation, refresh the skin, and replenish a weary soul.
Soothe your aching body. We mentioned the Dead Sea has been used as a healing spot for millennia. One of the most common reasons people go to soak there is to soothe and heal their aching bodies, particularly those who suffer from arthritis and joint ailments. Scientific studies have shown that soaking in bath water with a Dead Sea salt concentration of 2% to 7.5% can relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis and, in fact, as many as 60% of the study’s 103 participants were able to reduce their prescription pain medications.
Soak up some potassium, bromides, and sodium. These elements are all found in Dead Sea salt and a good salt soak will allow your skin to soak them up. Potassium balances skin moisture and rejuvenates depleted muscles after a workout. Bromide eases muscle stiffness and sodium improves lymphatic fluid balances, which enhances your immune system function.
Take a look at Vi-Tae’s collection of salt scrubs and bath soaks, all of which contain healthy, mineral-rich salts.
Have questions? Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you locate the organic personal care products that are right for your needs.