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​Pamper Your Feet with a Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak

Posted by The Salt Box on 5th Apr 2018

When it comes to pampering your feet, few things compare to the luxuriousness of Dead Sea salt. And what better way to revive sore feet than in a warm foot bath?

Dead Sea salt is a wonderful little mineral that has been praised for its health benefits and therapeutic qualities since Ancient times. Even Queen Cleopatra attributed her great beauty and complexion to the secrets of the Dead Sea and its salts. And these days it is widely used in home beauty regimes around the world.

Let’s take a look at how a Dead Sea salt foot bath can help give you the clean, fresh and pain-free feet you’ve always wanted.

What Is Dead Sea Salt?

As you may have guessed, Dead Sea salt is a natural salt harvested from the vast, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, which is located in between Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

When we say mineral-rich, we mean mineral-rich. Most oceanic sea salts are around 85% sodium chloride (the main constituent of table salt), while Dead Sea salt is only around 30.5%. The rest is made up of naturally occurring minerals that have a range of benefits for our bodies.

These include magnesium, which is great for detoxifying and cleansing the epidermis; calcium, which promotes skin regeneration and moisture retention; zinc, which helps heal and rejuvenate skin; and potassium, which is great for keeping skin moist and plump.

What Are The Benefits of a Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak?

All these minerals, combined with the natural benefits of salt (sodium chloride) and the rejuvenating qualities of a warm bath, have a range of benefits for your feet.

  • Exfoliate: Dead Sea salt is a great natural exfoliator. While soaking your feet, grab some fresh salt and gentle scrub problem areas, like your heels. The high sodium content helps slough off dead skin cells and flakes, leaving you with fresh, revitalised skin.
  • Calm skin allergies: If you suffer from skin allergies such as eczema, or fungal condition like athlete’s foot, a Dead Sea salt bath can work wonders. It has wonderful anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that help cleanse and detoxify. Magnesium is also a natural anti-inflammatory, and will help calm and soothe inflamed skin.
  • Deodorise: The antifungal, detoxifying effects of a Dead Sea salt bath are a great way to naturally deodorise feet.
  • Relieve arthritis: Dead Sea salts have shown to have wonderful therapeutic benefits for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Relax and Revive Sore Feet and Aching Joints: A long soak in Dead Sea salt water is a brilliant way to soothe those aching joints and muscles in the feet. Bromide helps ease muscle cramps, while the anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agents help reduce joint swelling, soreness and stiffness.

  • Dead Sea Salt vs Epsom Salt

    Natural salts are widely lauded for their therapeutic benefits. One of the other varieties you’ll find people using for pampering their feet is Epsom salt. But what are the key distinctions between the two?

    The two minerals are chemically different. Epsom salt is actually a natural compound of magnesium and sulfate. It contains higher levels of magnesium than Dead Sea salt, which means it has more potent rejuvenating qualities, and thus is better for aches and pains. Dead Sea salt, on the other hand, contains a more diverse range of minerals. While it does boast a substantial amount of magnesium, the other minerals components mean it is better suited to cleansing and soothing the skin itself.

    The takeaway? Both are great to have on hand at all times! Use Dead Sea salt for pampering and restoring your skin, and Epsom salt for soothing sore feet.

    How To Use Dead Sea Salt On Your Feet

    Fill a tub with warm water, add roughly ¾ of a cup per 10 litres. Once the salts have dissolved, submerge your feet for approximately 20 minutes then pat dry with a soft towel. If you have ongoing symptoms, or if you are on your feet all day or exercise regularly, repeat 3 times per week.

    Be sure to keep a jar of fine grains handy for scrubbing your feet. Combining the salts with olive oil is a great way to make a simple, natural foot scrub. Try adding essential oils to your bath for an extra luxurious experience. Lavender, peppermint and frankincense are all wonderful choices, and will help calm the mind as well as the body!

    We think there is no better way to pamper your feet, revive sore joints or muscles, and revive troublesome skin conditions than natural salts. Our Dead Sea salts are 100%, completely unrefined, offering you spa-quality luxury that you can experience at home.

    Buy Dead Sea salts here.