5 Proven Health & Beauty Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

The Dead Sea contains mineral-rich mud full of several health and wellness benefits.

The Dead Sea contains mineral-rich mud full of several health and wellness benefits. Photo © Karen Peltier

I was lucky enough to go to the Dead Sea several years back and experience first-hand how wonderful it is to soak in an ancient, mineral-rich sea. I enjoyed a stress-free day of floating in the sea under the hot blazing sun and also got the chance to give myself my first real spa treatment — a head-to-toe slathering of fresh, black Dead Sea mud!

It not only left my skin silky and smooth, but uplifted my spirits as well. I was refreshed and renewed. Before leaving, I got the chance to scoop some mud up from the sea bottom and take it home in a baggy. Of course, it didn’t last long.

Now years later, I relive my revitalizing Dead Sea experience at home by using a commercial product to do an at-home spa treatment. Check out my upcoming post, “How to Do a Detoxifying and Revitalizing Dead Sea Mud Spa Treatment at Home” for all the details.

I’ve also realized why I felt so great after spending that day at the Dead Sea. It’s a special environment low in relative humidity with high barometric pressure and oxygen-rich air, and the water and mud are full of nutrients that offer a range of health benefits. So, it truly enhances your well-being.

Therefore, I thought I’d share with you a few of the amazing health benefits it offers. Intrigued? Read on.


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.


Copyright © Karen Peltier and Well Gal, 2014-2016. All rights reserved.

15 thoughts on “5 Proven Health & Beauty Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

  1. Diane from Boston MA

    A friend just gave me a small tupperware container of the actual mud from the dead sea. We saw a photo of her in the dead sea water and covered with the mud. I have fibromyalgia. I don’t have enough to rub over my whole body. I’m 68 years old (tomorrow-Jan 5th). Is the mud for sale on the site mentioned ‘the real thing’? I’m asking because she told me the group was told they could not take any; however, she filled ziplock bags with the mud.

  2. Pretty Girl

    I started using organic dead sea mud mask a few months ago (2-3 times a week) and I love the difference in my skin! I have oily skin with large pores, and the Bombshell Bathtime mud mask I use is the only one that tightens my skin as it dries, and it draws out all the toxins. My face feels so clean afterwards. The Bombshell Bathtime dead sea mud mask is made of 100% natural ingredients too, even the preservative used is natural, plus it is as organic as it can be.

  3. Sarah Tom

    Hey Karen, I started with a personal trainer recently and was suffer greatly with sore muscles. Having not worked out for nearly 20 years may have something to do with it! My personal trainer suggested I try something like this.Coupled with eating a ton of veggies after training, my sore muscles are much better 🙂

  4. Precious Leyva

    I’ve been thinking about trying some new skin care treatments to help make my skin look better. I had no idea that mud masks could help with treating conditions like psoriasis. That would be a good treatment to try for those who really want to clear their complexion.

  5. Sylvia Earnst

    Having visited the Black Sea am kicking myself for not having opportunity to purchase mud soap. See many ads on web but not sure which is pure. Any suggestions? Appreciated!

    Would love to set up web business selling same. Again, any assistance appreciated!

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