Dead Sea mud is famous for its detoxifying and therapeutic effects. It is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron. It is unlike any other clay in the world. People travel to Israel from all over the world just to spread its black clay-like mud all over their bodies and faces. In fact, an industry has built up around the health benefits of this amazing mud – Ahava. Sarah brought some Dead Sea Mud Ahava products back from her trip to Israel last summer. It was fun to share in a bit of Israel at home.
The Dead Sea is a salt water inland lake below sea level in the Jordan Valley of Israel, close to Jerusalem. Studies done by the Ben Gurion University reveal that it is rich in sodium, magnesium, iron, bromide, chloride, calcium, and potassium. Its therapeutic benefits are especially noticeable in beauty products like moisturizers and masques whose main component is either Dead Sea salts or Dead Sea mud.
Some people like to soak in a bath of Dead Sea mineral salts to absorb the rich calcium-magnesium ions into their bodies to relieve stress, aching muscles, and fatigue. The Dead Sea mud adds to these benefits the skin purifying and detoxifying action of a clay mask, as well.