The Top 3 Benefits of A Dead Sea Salt Bath

The Top 3 Benefits of A Dead Sea Salt Bath

Bath time is sacred, and nothing should stand in the way between you and a good, relaxing soak. If you’re a bathtime fanatic, your bathroom medicine cabinet is probably full of products meticulously curated for efficient and effective tub de-stressing. 

But let us make a case for one more product you should add to your cabinet and bath routine—dead sea salt. 

Dead sea salt comes directly from the Dead Sea in Israel, and it offers an impressive amount of bathtime benefits that can carry over into your daily life. Since it’s high in essential minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, soaking in it while you bathe can offer a variety of perks. In this complete guide to all things dead sea salt, we’ll cover the top three reasons you should start taking dead sea salt baths as soon as possible as part of your body care routine.

#1 Enjoy Spa Day Everyday

In this hectic world, pampering yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. But let’s face it—nobody has the time (or the funds!) for frequent spa visits. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a little TLC. Want to know how you can enjoy a spa day everyday? Create your own soothing mini-spa at home with a few scented candles, a plush robe, and a steaming bath infused with dead sea salt. 

While everyone deserves a spa day, taking a rejuvenating dead sea salt bath is particularly wonderful for:

  • The Athlete – Working out is a vital element of a healthy lifestyle, but if you’ve been hitting the gym hard, you’re likely noticing the effects of your workouts in the form of sore muscles. A hot bath post-workout—already a classic sore muscle treatment—with dead sea salts can help unwind your body & mind. With the help of some well-deserved relaxation, you can continue working toward (and achieving) your fitness goals.
  • The Girl Boss – After a long day of chasing dreams and paychecks, you need a little me-time to replenish your tanks. A long soak in a dead sea salt bath is just a ticket to put the pep back in your step.
  • The Mama – Has chasing kids, attending PTA meetings, and cooking endless chicken-nugget-based meals got your feet sore and your brain drained? Dipping into a steamy bit of alone time in your own bathroom will have you doing your best June Cleaver imitation in no time.
  • The Beauty Queen – Taking a long soak while doing your beauty routine? Heck, yes! A good, long wash and scrub in a dead sea salt bath while doing your daily skincare routine can help you rid  the day away and better yet, reset for the next day ahead. 

#2 Glow-Up Your Skincare Routine

By promoting relaxation, dead sea salt baths can benefit your skin, too. After all, excess stress can do a number on your skin and can do a number on your skin. 

If you’ve ever ended a hectic week with a brand new breakout on your forehead, you know exactly what we’re talking about. And don’t even get us started on those fine lines and wrinkles that can form when you spend all day furrowing your brow and frowning in exhaustion! 

Don’t you (and your skin) deserve a break?

Of course you do. So, take a deep breath, forget about your to-do list for a second, and treat yourself to a daily sea salt bath. Not only will a relaxing sea salt bath help calm your mind and wash away the stresses of the day, but the magnesium within dead sea salt may also help add moisture to your skin.1 

After your bath, you can continue your nightly skincare routine by washing your face with a cleanser and soothing your skin with a moisturizer. Bonus: applying a moisturizer after a bath can help your skin absorb it better, promoting elasticity and hydration while reducing irritation and dryness. 

So, rather than quickly hopping in and out of the shower at the end of the day, try a relaxing dead sea salt bath instead. It’ll leave you and your skin feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to binge-watch some Netflix in bed (before getting your skin-healthy 8 hours of sleep, that is). 

#3 Get More Proactive in Your Self-Care

A dead sea salt bath can help you unwind, de-stress, and relax after a long day of working your nine to five or taking care of the kids (furry or otherwise). But are you wondering whether these benefits are worth trying to fit a dead sea salt bath into your already hectic routine? 

The answer is a resounding, yes—it’s essential to set aside time for self-care practices because de-stressing has real benefits for both your body and your mind. If you don’t give yourself time to relax, stress can begin to have negative effects (on more than just your skin):

Relaxing is beneficial to both your mental and physical wellbeing. So, go ahead and set aside time for yourself to soak in a dead sea salt bath. Even taking as little as 15 minutes to yourself can make a world of difference to your overall mood and health. The investment in yourself and the necessary self care essentials will go the distance. 

You can even consider reading a book, talking to a loved one on the phone, or listening to a meditation app while you soak your worries away in the tub.

The Best Way to Take a Dead Sea Salt Bath

Now that you know why you should be incorporating dead sea salt into your bath time rituals, let's talk about how to incorporate it. Luckily, this is the easy part.

Here's a simple step-by-step guide for the best way to take a dead sea salt bath:

  • Step 1: Clean the tub – While you may not find this step to be as soothing as the bath itself, trust us on this one. Your bath will be exponentially better and you’ll feel more fresh if you know it's just you and your sea salts in there.
  • Step 2: Draw the bath – Doesn’t that sound deliciously Victorian? But unlike the Victorians, you get to choose the temperature of your bath water. The optimal bath water temperature to wash away environmental debris and soothe away your stress is around 112 degrees Fahrenheit. This means the bathwater should feel warm against your wrist (rather than your hand).
  • Step 3: Add those precious dead sea salts – How much exactly should you add? Generally speaking, you can add as much or as little dead sea salt as feels right to your skin, but a good ratio to start with is 1 cup of salt in a full bathtub of water.

If you want to step your bath time game up a notch (or two) consider adding one or more of the following to your dead sea salt bath time recipe:

  • Essential oils, like eucalyptus or tree tree
  • Rose (or other) petals
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Thin-sliced citrus
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Sage, basil, or rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Milk

Just remember, whatever you put in your bath, be kind to your house plumbing (and prevent unnecessary stress down the line) and fish it out before you drain the tub. 

Make Necessity Indulgent with Honest®

At Honest®, we know that self-care is a necessary part of maintaining your overall health and wellness. But just because something is a necessity, doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore.

Our soaking bath salts are created to offer you the natural benefits of dead sea salt, while also creating an indulgent and relaxing bath experience you’ll never get tired of. Not to mention, our products are also clean and tox-audited to give you peace of mind when soaking in a dead sea salt bath.

Take care of yourself, meet your wellness goals, and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation time by choosing clean and affordable self-care products from Honest®. Your body and mind will thank you for it. 


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