Properties of Salts
Dead Sea Salts
- The beneficial effects of the Dead Sea Salts on the skin and their
unique therapeutic and beautifying powers have been recognized since
ancient times. Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the
world, went to great expense to obtain exclusive rights over the Dead
Sea area. At her command, pharmaceutical and cosmetic factories were
built near the Dead Sea. Their remains can still be seen today at Ein
Bokek and Ein Gedi.
The Dead SeaThe use of Dead Sea bath salts at home is an effective way
to relax and absorb the minerals of the Dead Sea. Research has proven
the efficiency of Dead Sea bath salts in alleviating skin diseases such
as psoriasis, by treatment that can be administered at home. It is also
highly beneficial for relieving muscle tension or for simply relaxing
and enjoying a rejuvenating experience.
- Besides making foods delicious, it's believed there are more than
14,000 uses of salt, and our grandmothers were probably familiar with
most of them. Many of these uses were for simple things around the home
before the advent of modern chemicals and cleaners. However, many uses
are still valid today and a lot cheaper than using more sophisticated
We thought you might like to share some of these fascinating
applications of salt.
We make no guarantee about the results if you try any of them, but there
must be something to them since they have been handed down over the
years in many households. Most of these uses have stood the test of
The most familiar use of salt undoubtedly is in the kitchen and on the
dining table. Salt accents the flavor of meat, brings out individuality
of vegetables, puts "oomph" into bland starches, deepens the flavor of
delicate desserts and develops flavor of melons and certain other
fruits. No other seasoning has yet been found that can satisfactorily
take the place of salt. But there are other uses around the home, too.
Salt is an excellent cleaning agent, by itself or in combination with
other substances. A solution of salt and turpentine restores the
whiteness to yellowed enameled bathtubs and lavatories. A paste of salt
and vinegar cleans tarnished brass or copper. a strong brine poured down
the kitchen sink prevents grease from collecting and eliminates odors.
Salt helps destroy moths and drives away ants. A dash of salt in laundry
starch keeps the iron from sticking and gives linen and fine cottons a
glossy, like-new finish. A thin paste of salt and salad oil removes
white marks caused by hot dishes or water from wooden tables.
A box of salt is an important item in many bathrooms. In mild solutions,
it makes an excellent mouthwash, throat gargle or eye-wash; it is an
effective dentifrice; it is an effective antiseptic; and it can be
extremely helpful as a massage element to improve complexion. Read more
- Water therapy is the combination of sea salts and water and is the
basis of many powerful therapeutic treatments. There are numerous types
of Water Therapy administered at spas, ayurvedic & holistic centers,
and health clinics around the world. Sports therapy clinics use
Hydrotherapy Baths to help patients recover from joint and muscle
injuries. Dermatologists are recommending Bokek Dead Sea Salt baths for
patients with psoriasis, eczema and other dry skin conditions.
Estheticians emphasize the cleansing properties of a sea salt bath to
clean pores and to detoxify the body. Cancer patients use water therapy
to help deal with radiation treatments. There are even Water Therapies
& therapeutic bath salts you can use on a daily or weekly basis in
your own home.