Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt – Two thousand years ago Flavius wrote about the healing qualities of the Dead Sea Salts, and today we continue to rely on these rich salts to promote healing. Bathing in high quality sea salt can replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism. Calcium can help to prevent water retention, increase circulation and strengthen bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, while helping to balance out skin moisture and replenish the body following exercise. Bromides ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Magnesium fights stress and fluid retention, while reducing the signs of aging and soothing the nervous system. Sodium supports the lymphatic fluid balance. By promoting cell regeneration, the salts can renew and rejuvenate your skin, while also reducing cellulite, slowing skin ageing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dead Sea Salts can simultaneously moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin, while helping to treat conditions including acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema and scabies. The salts are also treasured for their ability to reduce stress, relax muscles and eliminate toxins.
Rivage Bath Salts from Dead Sea, known for its legendary reserves of salts and natural minerals 10 times concentrated higher than any other ocean or sea. Among these minerals, we find in particular the Regenerating Calcium, which improves the cellular exchanges, the Revitalizing Potassium helps to equilibrate the skin’s moisture and the Relaxing Magnesium considered as a natural anti-stress.
Application: Add Dead Sea Salts to a bath full of warm water (about 37 Celsius). Relax in the bath for 15-20 mins. Then gently rinse off your body with warm water.
Last year, on my way to Europe for a short Eid vacation, I had a 3-4 hour layover flight in Jordan. While there, I noticed how small the airport was, which consequentially made what little stores they had, really stand out. One of the shops or booths or whatever, featured Dead Sea products (Dead Sea errythang!) from skincare to hair care and body care, including all kinds of muds and salts and soaks and whatnot. Since we were gonna’ make the same stop in Jordan (on our way back to Kuwait), I figured I’d just check it out later. Ten or so days later, the plan was still the same. I really wanted to get a few things from them but didn’t want to get stuck carrying a heavy bag around (because all this Dead Sea stuff comes in really generous sizes) so like any self-respecting procrastinator, I decided I’d just grab a few things from them as our flight was about to leave. I’d already gotten gifts for everyone but I figured this Dead Sea stuff would be a hit with all lovers of skin care (guys and girls) myself included. Unfortunately between bathroom breaks, cigarette breaks, and food breaks, we all got separated from each other and by the time we’d regrouped (our phones weren’t working over there for some reason even though they were fine in Europe) it was too late to do anything other than board the plane (really not a good time for some last minute shopping). It also made me realize that the airport wasn’t as small as I’d originally thought.
Back in Kuwait, I came across this stuff at Boots! I’m not sure if it’s exactly the same brand (this one is called Rivage) but it says “Made in Jordan” on the back, which is good enough for me. I’m not big on Bath Salts, Bath Bombs, Bubble Baths, etc… basically anything that requires you to sit in still water (non-running water) because it kinda’ grosses me out. Swimming Pools are different because they’ve got chlorine and other harsh chemicals in them… which sorta’ puts my mind at ease and even then, I’m very picky about which pools I go swimming in. That said, I’m intrigued by all this Dead Sea business so I picked these Rivage Dead Sea Bath Salts to try out. This stuff is relatively inexpensive, you get a large amount (250g) and it expires in THREE years (meaning no rush to use it all up)!
Personally, I’m more partial to a nice, looong
scalding hot shower. However, many people swear up and down that a nice little soak, from time to time, can help them get their head right. What with the current state of affairs (both world-wide and on a more personal basis) things have been pretty depressing. You go through a nightmare of a situation long enough and it starts to feel like the “new normal”. Not that this is in any way some kind of pity party. How does that one quote go? Okay, found it and inserted it (pic on the right). I’m not trying to be all stoic or whatever but I am tough, tough enough to handle what’s going on and more, regardless. And I’m so so so thankful for the good in my life, all of it. I mean, yeah things are kinda’ suck-y right now but everything is temporary anyway. So yeah, we learn to endure. If something as harmless as a little soak in a bathtub for 30 mins can potentially help with that (even a little), then why not give it a try? I’m down for anything that might make me feel even a smidge better. At the very least, it’ll be a welcome break (much needed r&r) before I have to tackle a fresh batch of new challenges.