Thursday, November 6, 2008
Dead Sea Salt Soap Bar week 3
When I first saw this bar of soap I thought it was the coolest looking soap. To me, it looks like someone put a light inside the bar. It actually looks like its glowing blue in person. Yes, I had to order it and try it out for myself.
I'm a sucker for dead sea salts. They are great for the skin.
I borrowed this information for other sources, so that you could get a better understanding of why dead sea salts are beneficial for healthy skin.
"The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 33% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Further, while sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less of the salt total in water from the Dead Sea. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.
Why are these types of salts beneficial? Magnesium is important for both combatting stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high quality sea salt could replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism.
Studies have been conducted on the health benefits of bathing in Dead Sea salts. One such study was conducted by Dr. I. Machtey (1) on 103 patients suffering from osteoarthritis and tendinitis. Patients were either treated with baths of 7.5%, 2% or 0.5% Dead Sea salt concentration. Improvement was found after as little as 1 week of treatment for those treated with 7.5% or 2% salt baths. By the study's end, 80% of the patients reported less pain; 70% experienced improved mobility and 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics. Dr. J. Arndt (2) studied the effect of Dead Sea salt baths on psoriasis. Fifty patients were treated for 3 - 4 weeks, with 3 - 4 baths per week. In as little as 1 week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement. This improvement included relief from itching, sleep disturbances, and skin scaling. Treatment with Dead Sea Salts is not associated with any side effects."
1. Machtey, Dr. I. 1982, Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis, Proc. International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases.
2. Arndt, Dr. J. 1982, Salt from the Promised Land Helps Psoriasis Patients, Arztliche Praxis, 34(48).
I thought at first when using this bar that my skin would be a bit dry after because if the salts in the bar, but I was wrong. my skin was left soft and smooth without any iritation.
One thing I should mention about this soap bar is that it really does not have much of a scent. it smells clean. The scent is not chemical in nature or anything unpleasant, it is just a fresh clean scent that really does not remind you of anything but getting cleaning.
So if you are scent sensitive this bar would be great for you. It would also be great for a man too.
When lathering up with this bar, I found the lather to be smooth and soothing. I really enjoyed this bar of soap.
My only suggestion to the creater of this bar of soap is that http://athenasolivetree.etsy.com/ should make a line of soaps using this formula that contain scent. I think this soap formula is a winner and would create a star product for her if she would take it a bit further by creating signature scents to go with the benefits that the bar already has.
By thats just my opinion.
So if you are looking for a great bar of soap that will to great things for your skin you might want to concider http://athenasolivetree.etsy.com/ Dead Sea Salt Soap Bar.
Thanks for visiting and dont forget to tell Athena that Chroma sent you. Please come back and tell us your feelings about her soap.