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The therapeutic effects of bathing in the Dead Sea were well known even in times of
antiquity. Galenus, for instance, stated that this salt water was good for the treatment of
rheumatism, and the Jewish Roman historian, Flavius, wrote 2000 years ago- ? The Dead
Sea cannot be praised too highly? take as much of this salt, as they are able to,
home with them, because it heals the human body and is therefore used in many

The waters of the Dead. Sea are unique compared to other seas and lakes, first and
foremost, due to the high concentration of salts reaching 27% compared to 3% in
ordinary sea water. The composition of the Dead Sea salts is also unique. Whereas in
ordinary sea water sodium chloride (common salt) is the major constituent (about 8O% of
the total salt content) the Dead Sea on the other hand contains a considerable smaller
proportion of sodium chloride, the balance consisting of magnesium, potassium and
calcium chlorides and a comparatively high concentration of bromides. It is believed that
the therapeutic properties of the Dead Sea are due to a large extent to the presence of
these other salts, mainly those of magnesium, potassium and bromide.

These special chemical composition and special climatic conditions help make the Dead
Sea an ideal spot for the curing of rheumatic and certain skin diseases.

The Government of Israel has encouraged the establishment of modern, first class hotels
on the shore of the Dead Sea, to enable people suffering from rheumatic and skin diseases
from all over the world to come and obtain treatment with full comfort. Advanced
medical care and clinics are available on the spot.

Dead Sea salts are a mixture of bath salts which contain the important salts of the Dead
Sea. The mixture is obtained by fractional evaporation and crystallization of Dead Sea
salts from the brines. This process enriches the therapeutically valuable potassium and
magnesium salts, while retaining all the other mineral elements of the Dead Sea. The bath
salts contain no additives and are of excellent bacteriological quality.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES : Off-white to light brown substance, heterogeneous mixture
of crystals and powder; odorless.

Bulk density: 0.7-0.8

Water soluble: approximate solubility, 60 gr substances in 100 ml water (20?C), a cloudy
solution is obtained.


KC1 22.0 - 28.0%

NaCl 8.0 18.0%

CaCl 2 0.3 - 0.7%

MgCl 2 30.0 - 34.0%

H2O (water of crystallization) 26.0 - 30.0%

Br 0.2 - 0.4%

SO 4 0.1 - 0.2%

Insoluble 0.2 - 0.9%


For a standard bath of warm water, about 1.5 Kg (3.3 lb.) of Dead Sea Bath Salts should
be added.

For partial baths or hot tubs, higher concentrations up to 6-8% of the total water volume
may be prepared.

Heavier concentrations should be used only according to medical instructions.


Dead Sea Bath Salts are composed of natural hygroscopic minerals found in the Dead
Sea. For this reason, they should be exposed to as little air contact as possible.

After use, close securely so no air can penetrate.

When repacking, keep air exposure down to a minimum and seal the filled bags as soon
as possible.

The Salts are beneficial to the skin. However, persons with open skin wounds on their
hands should wear gloves when handling the salts.


In order to ascertain and confirm the beneficial therapeutic effects of Dead Sea Bath
Salts, a series of clinical research projects have been carried out both in Israel and in
other countries where the use of the salts has become an established practice.

Dr. I. Machtey (1) studied the influences of Dead Sea Bath Salts on rheumatic patients
suffering from osteoarthritis or a localized type of tendiritis. 103 patients were treated for
one or two weeks with daily Dead Sea Bath Salts in a sanatorium located about 400
meters above sea level. The patients were randomly assigned to one of three types of
baths (three sub groups):

1. Bath treatment with a Dead Sea salt concentration of 7.50%

2. Baths with a 2% salt concentration.

3. Baths with a 0.50% salt concentration.

One week of proper treatment: resulted in impressive improvement in all parameters in
patients receiving 7.5% and 2% bath salt concentration, but little or no improvement was
noted in those treated with 0.5% salt concentrations. The greater the physical limitations,
the more pronounced was the improvement.

Sixty-six patients received two weeks treatment. An additional, slight improvement was
noted in patients treated with 7.5%. or 2% salt concentration, and those having only 0.5%
salt baths improved relatively more as compared with the results after the first week of
treatment. However most of the results in the 0.5% group were less impressive than those
in the higher concentrations.

Over 80% of all the patients reported having less pain, 70% said their mobility improved,
and about 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics. Dr. Machtey concludes his
study by stating that ?There is little doubt that the Dead Sea treatment in those who
benefit from it can be extended and repeated at home using a 2% bath solution, which is
both economical and readily available?.

A similar study was carried out by Dr. P. Engel (2) from the sanatorium clinic in the City
of Mayenbad, Bad Waldsee, in Germany. The study was performed with 60 patients
whose rheumatic discomfort could not be substantially reduced by the customary
Balneotherapy of their clinic. The baths with Dead Sea Salts were then prescribed in lieu
of additional medicinal therapy. Each patient was treated for a duration of 4 weeks, with
three baths per week. Salt concentration was 2.5%, duration of bath 20 minutes,
temperature of water 37 ?C. Parameters examined included: Pain at rest, spontaneous
pain, kinesalgia, pain on pressure and reduced mobility.

A summary of the results shows that in 76.2% of the cases, very good therapeutic results
were obtained, 10.2% responded moderately well and only 13.6% no success was noted.

Dr. J. Arndt. From Germany (3) made a study of the effect of Dead
Sea Bath Salts on patients suffering from psoriasis. Fifty patients,
aged between 14 and 77 years were treated with the salts in a controlled
way. Treatment consisted of partial or total baths. For a total bath, 2 Kgs (4.5lbs) of the
salts were dissolved in a bath at a temperature
of 27?C. The partial baths were made with a concentration of about 10%. The baths
lasted for 20 minutes and afterwards the skin was thoroughly rinsed with running water.
The effect is enhanced when the patient remains in a warm packed condition for one hour
after the bath.

The treatment lasted for 3 weeks, with 3-4 baths per week. The results show that most
symptoms of the illness diminished within one week of treatment, notably itch, scaling
joint complaints, and the falling asleep and sleep through difficulties. Other parameters
such as spread, redness and infiltration decreased somewhat more slowly. Improvement
was steady - the four week treatment left the patients essentially free from complaints.

Dr. Arndt points out that of particular importance from the patient?s point of view is the
rapid relief from such irritating a symptom as itching. There is a corresponding relief
from sleeping disturbances, which were rather wide-spread prior to treatment. The drastic
decrease in scaling within one week can be interpreted by physician and patient alike as a
further proof of the course outlined above:

Healing was total in 27 patients (54%), whereas in 22 cases there was a marked
impressive improvement. Tolerance was excellent in all 50 cases. There were no side
effects whatsoever, dermatological or otherwise.

(I). ?Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis?, Dr. Machtey ( Hasharon Hospital,
Petach-Tikva, Israel). Published in ?Proceedings of International Seminar on Treatment
of Rheumatic Diseases?. John Wright \\ PSG Inc. (1932).

(2). "On the Therapy of Rheumatic Illnesses with Medical Bathing Salts from the Dead
Sea", Dr. Paul Engel (Sanatorium Clinic of the City of Mayenbad, Bad Walsee, FRG).
Published in Acta Medica Empirica, 31, 374 (April 1982).

(3). "Salt from the Promised Land Help Psoriasis Patients" Dr. J. Arndt, Published in
Arztliche Praxis, Vol 34, No. 48 1920. Republished 6/15/82.

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I recently bought some dead sea products (Dead Sea Premier) from a vendor from the mall. The products are really nice, though a bit overpriced. I bought a facial peel, dead sea body butter lotion and dead sea salt scrub for the body. These peel and scrub are my favorites and really work too. Amazing stuff. The smell is great and is really therapeutic.

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Hi, I saw the dead sea premier products at the mall too, and bought the mask miracle noir and the soap. I love the way they make my skin feel, but the price was pretty steep to buy the whole range. I've found a few places on the internet who sell them much cheaper, but am not sure how reputable/legitimate they are as there is such a huge range in the prices, so I have only bought one product from them so far. Does anyone know of any reputable places who sell the products?

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If you buy in bulk they will give you a discount. I used to use the Dead Sea Cosmetics range (these are the people with the Israeli sales people that work at the malls all over the world). The products are very good, very expensive and I did stop using it. BUT when I used them I went up to a stall where the owner was and asked what kind of discount for buying in bulk...he gave me a good discount!

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I use the Oro Gold Cosmetics products, which is made by the same company. I looked at the Dead Sea products, but they are overpriced. I was curious, why is this post sticky? Is this an advertisement?

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U use these dead sea bath soaks form Delizioso.. So far my collection is the grapefruit, the unscented, and the lilac not much but a little goes a long way and I dont take a bath every day! When I do its soo moisturizing cause they add milk to it so it like salt with milk bath.. its great! when I have time to take a bath I love it cause taking care of my kids and working really takes a lot of time lol!

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I was curious, why is this post sticky? Is this an advertisement?
Promoting a particular business is prohibited on this site. I guess the moderator let this one slide because there is useful information in it. Plus it's almost two years old and the only post by that member.

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I am not sure if it is an advertisement as there are several concessions that sell the product, maybe that is why it got by?

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I've received several of the Dead Sea Premier products as gifts and really like them!
I get terrible eczema on the palms of my hands and fingers & I have to be very careful about what lotions & potions I use because my hands are SO super sensitive, but these salt scrubs are AMAZING! The actually help to heal my flare ups & leave my skin incredibly soft & smooth ...

I also like their day & night creams in the blue jars. They were the first creams that I actually ever REPURCHASED after using up the first I'd gotten for Christmas.

Their facial cleanser is OK, it has a strong scent & I find it a little drying and it has SLS & other junk in it, so I wouldn't buy it again.

I make my own salt scrubs with sea salt & various oils, but I've got to say, while they feel nice, they don't health & soothe like the Dead Sea ones ... I am a reformed skeptic!
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