Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dead Sea Salts

In ancient times, nomads traveled the desert to enjoy the soothing baths of the Dead Sea salts. Royalty also traveled for miles to take advantage of the Dead Sea salts that they believed restored their youth. They dubbed the Dead Sea salts “the fountain of youth”.

The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Further, while sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less of the salt total in water from the Dead Sea. Some of the same salts found in human cells are located in the Dead Sea salts. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.

Why are these types of salts beneficial? Magnesium is important for 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 (is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high quality sea salt could replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism.

Dead Sea salt has a beneficial effect on the skin and body:

Provide relief from stress, tension and anxiety

Promote relaxation and you will sleep better

Drains out toxins to reduce overall soreness, tenderness and pain

Opens the pores to purify the skin, cleansing away dirt and sweat

Beneficial for those seeking relief from skin and medical disorders such as skin, rheumatic, joint and inflammatory diseases.

Eases muscle stiffness

Reduces muscle spasm

Excellent for sports injuries

Assists in fading bruised skin and minor scarring

Replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism

Help improve common skin irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, and calluses on feet, as well as more serious skin conditions like athlete's foot, eczema and psoriasis

Aids in the healing dry skin, making skin softer and more supple

Improves skin tone and keep skin healthy

It is universally accepted the Dead Sea salts and vitamins can have a wonderful effect on circulation and on the metabolism.

So, take the phone off the hook, light a few candles, turn on some soft music and climb into a tub of relaxation. We have many varieties of Dead Sea Salts for your bathing pleasures.

Hailey's Dragonfly Garden Bath Products


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