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Dead Sea Mud, what is it?

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Dead Sea Mud, also known as Black Mud, is a high quality, mineral-rich mud used for centuries for its cosmetic and health benefits. It perfectly suited for spa formulations, commercial services, and facial applications. Dead Sea Mud is a soft, fine, wet mud.

Dead Sea Mud Powder is rich in the wide array of minerals found at the bottom of the Dead Sea. It can be used alone or combined with our cosmetic grade clays to help exfoliate and mineralize the skin. Dead Sea Mud Powder is a nutritive choice for exfoliating scrubs and soap. Add approximately 1 tablespoon per pound of soap to achieve an exfoliating lather.


1. Detoxifies

The mud’s gentle pulling action helps gently exfoliate the skin and draw out impurities and toxins, so it’s a perfect part of any holistic health detox plan. It’s also great for oily, acne-prone skin.

2. Increases Circulation

Ever noticed how after doing a facial your skin is red? That’s because facials stimulate blood flow and body masks or wraps do the same thing. Circulation helps bring vital nutrients and oxygen to your cells and carry away toxins and wastes — all essential to healthy and normal cell functioning.

3. Improves Skin Health

Dead sea mud is high in minerals, such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium, so it nourishes the skin. It also naturally softens and moisturizes, so it dramatically improves the appearance and health of your skin leaving it more tone, even in texture, and clearer.

4. Treats Skin Conditions

Studies by the Dead Sea Research Center (DSRC), a non-profit organization, have shown Dead Sea mud is useful for treating skin conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and vitiligo, especially when used in conjunction with adjunct therapies, such as Dead Sea bathing, moisturizing creams, and increased sun exposure.

5. Relieves Aches & Pains

Dead sea mud is therapeutic and useful for treating rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It’s also beneficial for fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, sports injuries, and recovery from orthopedic surgeries according to the DSRC. It’s even useful for relaxing sore muscles. Therefore, take advantage and use the mud as a pack to treat specific sites if you don’t have time for a full body treatment. Also, combine treatments with soaks in water enriched with Dead Sea salt for maximum results.

Chamomile Cottage Soaps recently created a soothing soap bar made with Dead Sea Mud Powder and Activated Charcoal. It will be posted on our website as soon as the soap bars have fully cured. The unique aroma of the essential oil blend we created transports your mind and psyche to an exclusive, mountain-top spa  like the ones found in Switzerland. 

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