Salts in the Dead Sea are legendary for hundreds of years for their healing and beauty properties on the human skin. Whereas regular salt is composed of more than 90% sodium, salt from the Dead Sea consists of only 10% sodium and most of it is composed of minerals that are necessary for healthy skin and for the correct function and health of all cells. However, when you use the right kind of salt in the right proportion, you can use it to treat different kinds of skin and heal a variety of conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, boils and wounds. Salt from the Dead Sea also has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that can be used to treat and prevent various kinds of bacterial infections, including thrush, candida and staph infection. Salts from the sea have an ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to provide relief from pain and various kinds of inflammation, itching and other skin problems. It can also help to increase the blood flow and circulation in the body thereby promoting a higher level of energy.
There are two kinds of salt from the dead sea salts that is used commercially and that which comes from the Dead Sea itself. A large number of people from all over the world use the salt from the Dead Sea salt since it is very beneficial, and it does not come with any negative or adverse effects. On the other hand, the salt from the Dead Sea that is obtained by boiling and straining its natural water contains high sodium content that can cause negative effects.
The salts from the Dead Sea are harvested from the bottom of the sea bed where there are abundant sunlight and fresh air. Traditionally, many of the salts from the Dead Sea were collected and sold to individuals as they became available. Today, the salt from the sea is no longer harvested commercially since the pores of the salt clog easily when heated. However, there are still companies that buy the salt from the sea bed for their salted products. In addition, some companies that harvest the salt from the sea bed and sell it as unrefined, gourmet and natural foods such as salt, gourmet salt, sea salt and even smoked salt.
According to studies, there are more than 4000 different minerals contained in the Dead Sea. The minerals found in the Dead Sea include sulphur, potassium, magnesium, bromine, zinc, iron, manganese, strontium, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, selenium, zinc, and sodium. All these minerals are found in their natural and unprocessed state. However, many of these minerals are removed during the refining process of the Dead Sea salt.
When the Dead Sea salt is refined, it leaves behind sodium and other impurities. Some of these impurities are very fine, while others can be very coarse. The highest concentration of these impurities occurs at the lowest place in the sea level. The reason why there is a large amount of impurity at the lowest place is that the water is not flowing through the porous area of the sea floor. As a result, the fine impurities tend to float on top of the water.
As we all know, salt dissolves in water. When salt dissolves in water, it leaves behind some solid material. This solid material can sometimes be very fine and can also have a foul odour. If you were to walk on top of the Dead Sea salt, you would first notice the smell coming from it. Once you get closer to the salt, you would see the fine magnesium and calcium stones.
In order to remove the magnesium and calcium, high concentration of chemicals are required. These chemicals are usually alkaline in nature and are used to dissolve the salt at high concentration. At the same time, the temperature of the bath salts is increased in order to dissolve the magnesium and calcium as well. High concentration of chemicals is necessary because the Dead Sea level is generally very high. As the concentration of chemicals increases, the temperature of the water decreases, thus creating an environment that is suitable for the evaporation of salt from the dead sea salt.
Evaporated salts of magnesium and calcium are then filtered and made into skin care products. Apart from these salts, you can also find other types of salts in the Dead Sea. These salts include potassium, sodium, sulphur and others. These salts are often used for various purposes including skin care, hair care, cosmetics and so forth.