When it comes to indulging in some nourishing self-care, nothing beats dead sea salts. Dead sea salts have a multitude of skincare benefits, and they are also incredibly effective in relieving stress and tired muscles. This winter season, we’re treating our cold, dry, and tired bodies with dead sea salts for the ultimate skin, body, and mental reboot!
Find out what our obsession over dead sea salts is all about and how to use them in your own self-care routine.
What Are Dead Sea Salts?
Dead sea salts actually do come from the Dead Sea, like their name suggests. These magnificent salts contain 21 minerals not found anywhere else in the world—minerals like magnesium, calcium, chloride, potassium, sodium, and bromide. These powerful minerals are best known for relieving aching, tired muscles, arthritis, and even symptoms of fibromyalgia.
While you can travel all the way to the Dead Sea to soak in its goodness, you can use Jordan Essentials’ dead sea salts to enjoy the benefits right in your own tub!
Jordan Essentials Dead Sea Salts
At Jordan Essentials we take our dead sea salts seriously! We “power up” the soothing effects of our dead sea salts by adding extra magnesium and stress-relieving essential oils, like peppermint or lavender.
Why We Use Dead Sea Salts
One of the most common reasons for using dead sea salts is to heal tired, achy, and sore muscles. Even if your muscles aren’t sore, you can benefit from soaking in dead sea salts for their relaxing effect on the body and the mind. But what many people don’t know is that dead sea salts are also beneficial in improving your skin too!
Dead sea salts detoxify the skin and remove impurities, giving the skin a fresh, younger appearance. The packed minerals will work together to enhance skin hydration, removing flakiness and the ashy, dry appearance we so often get in the wintertime. Minerals like calcium, potassium, and zinc especially help relieve itchy skin.
4 Ways To Use Dead Sea Salts
Here are 4 ways to use dead sea salts at home and reap the benefits of these much-needed minerals!
1. Add dead sea salts to your bath: Add about a ¼ cup of dead sea salts to your warm bath. If you prefer to create your own essential oils blend, then use our Unscented Magnesium Dead Sea Salts. Just add a drop of two to your salts and mix together before adding the salts to your bath. Or try one of our therapeutic essential oil bath salts, like Peppermint, Lavender, or Oatmeal Milk and Honey.
2. Make your own dead sea salt foot soak: Add 2-3 tablespoons of our dead sea salts to a foot bath of warm water and allow the salts to completely dissolve. Get cozy and let your feet soak in the water to heal. The minerals will be absorbed into the bottom of your feet, treating both your tired feet and your entire body by replenishing it of depleted minerals.
3. Use dead sea salts to treat dandruff: Yep. Dead sea salts can even diminish dandruff! Simply combine 1 tablespoon of our Unscented Magnesium Dead Sea Salts with 1 tablespoon of our Unscented Shea Body Butter. Massage the mixture into your scalp and wait 5 minutes. Then rinse well and wash your hair with shampoo. The mineral components of the dead sea salts give the scalp a deep cleanse, combating the bacteria and yeasts that cause flaky skin and dandruff.
4. Heal your nails and cuticles with dead sea salts: Soak your nails in a mixture of 1 teaspoon dead sea salts, 1 drop lemon essential oil, 2 tablespoons water, and ½ teaspoon olive oil. Combine the ingredients well and soak your nails for 5 minutes. Then scrub them with a nail brush and rinse well.
There are so many wonderful benefits to using dead sea salts for your skin, your body, and your mental health. It’s time to take a trip to the Dead Sea (aka your bathtub!) to reap all of the benefits of our favorite self-care ritual!