Visitors to the Dead Sea love to cover themselves in rich black mud. What is in this magical Dead Sea mud and what are its health benefits?


dead sea mudA visit to the Dead Sea is always an experience. Arriving at the lowest point on earth, you will experience its unique environment which is usually intensely hot but low in humidity, with air that is rich in oxygen and faintly scented with sulphur. The Dead Sea’s incredibly salty water is rich in nutrients, so while you are floating in the sea, your skin is being pampered by a special holistic spa treatment!


The Dead Sea mud that is available to visitors on the beach of the Dead Sea is rich in salts and minerals, including sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. Applying it to the skin helps to exfoliate dead cells and draw out impurities and toxins. The mud stimulates blood circulation, bringing more oxygen to your cells and cleansing your blood of toxins. Massaging the mud into fatty skin can release fat and body fluids that are trapped in your tissues can reduce the appearance of cellulite.


Absorbing vital nutrients from the mud can help to restore your skin’s pH balance and increase its elasticity. It also softens and moisturizes your skin, so when you wash off the mud you will feel that your skin is softened, cleansed and refreshed. Massaging the mud into your scalp can help to prevent hair loss.


Research by the Dead Sea Research Center has proven the benefits of Dead Sea mud for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and atopic dermatitis. It is also helpful for oily, acne-prone skin. Many people who suffer with these conditions travel to the Dead Sea on a regular basis to apply the mud and other beneficial skin treatments, which help to keep chronic skin disorders in check.


The high concentrations of salts and minerals in Dead Sea mud have been found to be useful for treating rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It can also help people with fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, and those recovering from sports injuries and orthopedic surgeries, because it helps to relax sore muscles by stimulating the circulatory system and relaxing the nerves. Researchers from Ben Gurion University have reported that patients treated with Dead Sea mud compresses reported less knee pain from osteoarthritis than those treated with regular mud.


Dead Sea cosmetics are available today worldwide, but nothing beats the benefits of fresh Dead Sea mud, applied on the beach, with the added benefits of sunshine, oxygen, sea salt water and enforced relaxation!  Book your trip to the Dead Sea with Shatour Israel today!