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Salt Your Bath

So, I guess it was about four years ago, I became a huge fan of Dead Sea Salts.  As you may have heard, the waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. It’s interesting to note that the waters from the Dead Sea are unique too, in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal ocean water. Furthermore, 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. In fact, the concentration of salt in this body of water is reported to be over ten times that of the oceans. Imagine that. Ten times!

Here in the USA many people use Epsom salts during the winter months to help with the dryness and flakiness of their skin as our body endures the cold temperatures.  Like this morning…temp was 26 degrees again:  I had a facial Thursday afternoon and remarked to my husband my skin was flaking again.  It’s an ongoing circle until spring and it’s humidity arrives.  Dead Sea and Epsom salts vary in source and composition as well. (Epsom salts are much finer than the chunkiness of salt from the Dead Sea) Epsom salts, were made famous by the mineral baths in Epsom, England and may be derived from a variety of natural sources; however, to be labeled Dead Sea mineral salts the salt must come from the Dead Sea. It’s like that a bottle of California Pinot Noir.  If it says Napa Valley on the label, the grapes must be grown only in Napa Valley.

I use dead sea salts exclusively.  I purchase them in a very large bucket from Whole Foods and they last about 6-8 months plus I do not use them all year long.  Just the during the dry weather of winter.

So, don’t forget to pamper yourself and your skin during these cold winter months as much as you do in the summer. Whether you are using Epsom or Dead Sea Salts as the base, your silky smooth skin will be your reward.  And as I always suggest… add a glass of Napa Valley Cab or my favorite, Pinot Noir, to that shelf next to your salts and a candle or two.  You can thank me later.

Your inner beauty never needs makeup. – Pintrest

To Salt or Not

I became a huge fan of Dead Sea Salts over a year ago.  You may know that the waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. It’s interesting to note that the waters from the Dead Sea are unique too, in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal ocean water. Furthermore, 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. In fact, the concentration of salt in this body of water is reported to be over ten times that of the oceans. Ten times!

Then again, many people use Epsom salts during the winter months to help with the dryness and flakiness of their skin as our body endures the cold temperatures.  Dead Sea and Epsom salts vary in source and composition as well. (Epsom salts are much finer than the chunkiness of salt from the Dead Sea) Epsom salts, were made famous by the mineral baths in Epsom, England and may be derived from a variety of natural sources; however, to be labeled Dead Sea mineral salts the salt must come from the Dead Sea. It’s like that a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon.  If it says Napa Valley on the label, the grapes must be grown only in Napa Valley.

Over the last few months I have used Dead Sea salts exclusively.  I purchased them in a very large bucket from Whole Foods.  My latest concoction is to put 2 cups of the salt in a container and add a few drops of my favorite essentials oils, such as lavender or Peace and Calming or a combo of the two. I keep it in a container on a shelf next to my tub.  There is nothing more relaxing than a hot bath filled with the aromatherapy provided by these oils and feel the soothing results of the bath salts on my skin.   As I towel dry my skin feels amazing, too. That experience in itself is relaxing and provides a good night’s sleep.

Don’t forget to pamper yourself and your skin during these cold winter months as much as you do in the summer. Whether you are using Epsom or Dead Sea Salts as the base, your silky smooth skin will be your reward.  Oh!  And add a glass of Napa Valley Cab to that shelf next to your salts and a candle or two.  You can thank me later.  Wink!

If you force yourself to smile within a couple of minutes you feel happy – Dean Norris

A Combo – Salt, Wine, and a Good Book

You have heard the stories about the waters of the Dead Sea and how they have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, it was written that the salts from the Dead Sea would heal the human body because of the various mineral contained in the water and we are still talking about it today.  Every year tourist visit the Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordon just to float in the mineral water.

Dead Sea Salt from the most southern part of the Dead Sea has mineral concentration documented as the highest in the world. The  waters consist of twenty-one different minerals; twelve of which are found in no other natural body of water anywhere on earth. These salts stimulate natural circulation, relax tense muscles, and draw out impurities in the skin. Dead Sea salts have been reported to treat rheumatologic conditions and other common skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis, allergies and – even better – skin aging. Further research has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of wrinkling when bathing with these salts!!

I was with a friend last week who has dealt with many different skin conditions on her hands, arms, and feet for years.  She purchased a bucket of these salts at Whole Foods and after a week her condition is totally healed!! So of course, I got a bucket, too! ($25 for five pounds at Whole Foods)

Using the salts is so easy.  I just tossed about a cup into my bath tub and allowed the salt to dissolve fully. I soaked for about 20 to 30 minutes (with the addition of candles, a glass of pinot, and a good book) then rinsed off. The reason you should rinse off entirely after using the salts is that your skin will be not only deep cleansed, but toxins will be pulled out of your skin by the salt bath. You want to be sure to rinse all that off. My skin looked great and felt so smooth!

Now I know why Cleopatra was so enamored with the Dead Sea (and all this time you thought it was Mark Antony)!!  Even 2000 years ago she knew the secrets to anti-aging!

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.  – Anthony J. D’Angelo