The Dead Sea: The science behind the magic

Let's take a journey through the Dead Sea region and explore why a sea named after death is actually a legendary fountain of life.

The Dead Sea is perhaps the most famous body of water in the world, and it’s all thanks to its dramatic name! The reasons why this sea is “Dead” are purely geological and scientific, but the Dead Sea has been regarded for thousands of years as a wondrous, almost magical place of healing and wellness. Let’s take a journey through the Dead Sea region and explore why a sea named after death is actually a legendary fountain of life.

A Unique Location

Nestled in the Great African-Syrian Rift between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea lies at 423 meters below sea level. Travelers wind down modern roads, encountering camels along the way, into a deep valley adorned with palm trees and surrounded by primeval mountains. At the heart of this inspiring landscape rests the Dead Sea, a sparkling jewel of natural wonder.

What’s So Special About The Dead Sea?

Throughout history, kings and queens have flocked to the Dead Sea for its healing effects on skin conditions and other ailments, and for its powerful natural beauty treatments. The Dead Sea is considered the world’s most ancient spa, and modern science proves why: it is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, with 34% salinity – making it nearly 9 times saltier than regular ocean water. Unlike other lakes, the Dead Sea has no outlet, and intense evaporation leaves behind a rich, nourishing sediment of salts, mud and minerals. This is the reason why the Dead Sea is so powerfully healing.

Decoding the Name

Life struggles in the Dead Sea due to its extreme salinity, that’s where the “Dead” comes from! The salt concentration provides a unique floating experience, but caution is advised against ingesting the water. The sea’s high salt content can cause a stinging sensation, making a gentle approach essential.

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The Mineral Treasure

The Dead Sea holds in just one place 21 minerals in high concentration, unrivaled anywhere else on Earth. These minerals form the cornerstone of the sea’s health-giving reputation, with each element contributing distinct wellness effects.

Magnesium: Improves the skin’s moisture level, soothes and heals, enhances skin metabolism.
Potassium: Balances the skin’s moisture level, maintains a healthy skin pH.
Calcium: Protects skin cells, regulates oil production, balances and tones.
Zinc: Enhances skin renewal, antioxidant rich, soothes and heals.
Bromine: Calms and soothes, anti-inflammatory properties.
Sulfur: Natural anti-bacterial activity, contains essential vitamins.
Sodium: Fortifies the skin for moisture absorption, enhances skin metabolism.
Manganese: Antioxidant rich, improves skin circulation, improves skin elasticity.

How The Dead Sea Works Magic

There are several ways to treat your body and soul at the Dead Sea. Dead Sea beaches are scattered with pools of rich black mud at the shoreline. Slather it freely on your skin for a body mask in nature! A swim in the Dead Sea softens and nourishes the skin, leaving a replenished smooth feel. Plus, you can spend a few minutes floating with your eyes closed – a wonderful way to relax the mind. The rapid evaporation of Dead Sea water into the low pressure atmosphere makes even breathing the air at the Dead Sea region a therapeutic experience. It’s no wonder that the Dead Sea has earned the title of a ‘natural spa’.

I’d love to visit the Dead Sea one day. In the meantime, what to do?

If the Dead Sea is on your bucket list, you can still enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea minerals without leaving home. Alma K products are powered with authentic Dead Sea minerals, sourced directly from the sea itself. Create your own Dead Sea home spa with help from every jar of Alma K face, body, and soul products. It’s the perfect Me Time moment, inspired by the most nourishing, magical place on earth.


Feel inspired and experience the Dead Sea from your home

  • Stimulating Body Scrub – pure Dead Sea salt grains, blended to exclusive plant oils to gently exfoliate, smooth and rehydrate the skin
  • Dead Sea bath salts – Pour these authentic Dead Sea salt grains in the tub and experience a reinvigorating experience for the skin
  • Dead Sea Black Mud – Pamper your skin to our Dead Sea Black Mud mask, rich in vitamins and minerals to rebalance and renew the skin
  • Enriching dry body oil – Experience this exclusive complex of 5 different plant oils for an enriching and soothing sensation

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