I lived in Amman for four years during my early teenage years. Although I experienced a complete culture shock when we first made the move over due to the change of language, culture and traditions (I lived my childhood years in the States), I grew to love Jordan as it became a home for us and it still holds a special place in my heart today. Besides the wonderful, always ‘full of love’ family and friends, the beautiful summer weather, mountain landscapes and delicious home-made delicacies, Jordan has some precious unique gems that you cannot find anywhere else in the world.
One of those spectacular gems is the Dead Sea. Some of us lucky ones have had the opportunity to experience first hand this historical place that is mentioned in the holy books (and the lowest point on earth!), but what really is so special about the Dead Sea and in particular its mud?
Here are some of the benefits of this smooth gray-green miracle mud:
- Healing Properties
The Dead Sea Mud has a high mineral content that is not found in any other mud in the world (around 35 different minerals- calcium chloride, bromide, magnesium and more). Due to this rare characteristic, it has quickly developed a reputation of helping alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, joint inflammation just to name a few. The mix of materials in the mud increases skin metabolism, the regeneration process of the body cells and the many minerals found inside are noted to have a mysterious healing effect on so many levels.
People have been traveling from all around the world for years now to spend weeks in the healing salty waters of the Dead Sea along with the daily body mud rituals, swearing that it takes pain away and heals their body. Reports have shown miraculous healing on all kinds of illnesses and disorders, from Respiratory conditions to Heart complications, and a notable effect on the mood and energetic levels of a person.
- Anti-aging and Detoxifying Effects
The Dead Sea Mud is used in luxury spas and beauty products world-wide due its superior anti-aging and rejuvenating effects for the face and body. It contains sulfur which acts as an detoxifying agent and eliminates the bacteria causing breakouts and acne. Regular mud treatments remove skin impurities and can even help with stretch marks and cellulite! Yipeee…
- Where to Buy it?
The Dead Sea Mud is best in its purest form, right from the shore of the sea itself. If you do buy it from a branded source do make sure there are no additives or preservatives that will dilute the potency and quality of its constituents.
La Cure is one of the original exporters of dead sea products and sells the mud in the most purest form in comparison to other brands:
Trinitae is a newer organic brand concept that mixes the dead sea salt and mud with other ingredients for high quality skincare and beauty products:
Go ahead lovlies, get muddy!