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Eczema Detox Bath With Dead Sea Salt

Monday, 25 February 2008

What is a Detox bath?

Detox bath is a hydrotherapy technique and a natural and healthier, not to mention completely safe, alternative of keeping our body disease free. It boosts the body’s innate ability to wash out all waste deposits. Soaking yourself in a detox bath can help to release toxins, promote energy, circulation and well being.

History of Using Detox Bath

The ocean, mineral and hot springs baths have been used for centuries world wide, for their therapeutic effects. In spas and healing centers today, the use of water therapy is popular once again.

The famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra, too, was supposedly in favor of Dead Sea salt baths. The experience of soaking the body in Dead Sea Salt bath is second to none.

Why Use a Detox Bath For Eczema?

Our bodies have ways to detoxify themselves naturally. However, the stressful lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits have taken their toll on the natural detoxification system our bodies use.

Our bodies cannot cope with the high-level toxins accumulated in our bodies everyday, and, therefore, they cannot properly clean the blood and the intestinal tracts. The food that we consume is not absorbed properly and all this manifests through weight gain and other health problems, including eczema.

You can consider using a detox bath if you feel ill, or in combination with a detox program and especially if you are exposed to environmental toxins or skin related diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis. An eczema detox bath draws out impurities and enables other natural therapies to work with greater effectiveness.

Why use dead sea salt versus normal salt?

Dead sea salt comes from The Dead Sea. The Dead Sea lies at the bottom of the Syrian - African Rift Valley. It is close to 400 meters (1280 feet) below sea level.

Today, medical research proved that the Dead Sea does provide mineral-rich waters, that can have therapeutic benefits. Multiple studies show the efficacy of these minerals in treating and preventing various skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism. Dead Sea Salts contain an average of 30%-33% mineral content (whereas other sea or ocean salts only contain a mere 3% mineral content!)

These minerals in dead sea salt consist primarily of:

Magnesium - which assists the body in cell metabolism.

Sodium - aids in detoxification. Helps expel waste and absorb nourishment.

Potassium - helps regulate muscle contractions and to balance skin moisture.

Calcium - helps in the building of healthy bones and teeth. Also cleanses your skin pores.

Bromides - has relaxing and anti-biotic properties. Dead Sea Salt has a 50% higher
concentration than other salts.

Iodine - assists in energy production (necessary for proper production of the hormone thyroxin)

This unique mineral composition of the Dead Sea makes it ideal for people seeking relief from skin and rheumatic disorders. Apparently, your skin absorbs Dead Sea salt, vitamins and other substances into the body. It is also accepted that Dead Sea salts and vitamins can have a wonderful effect on circulation, metabolism as well as relieve muscle tension.

How do I Prepare an Eczema Detox Bath with Dead Sea Salt?

For treating various illnesses, just add two pounds of Dead Sea salt in lukewarm water. Check that the temperature of the water is two degrees higher than your body temperature. If you want to use the salt for maintaining good health, you may go for two handfuls.

About the author:

Evelyn Lim has been suffering from eczema for many years. She now reviews products for natural eczema treatment. For more information, please refer to her site at


PeonyJen said...

Can a BABY bathe with dead sea salts?

IvanPW said...


Thanks for your comment...

If she/he was my baby, I would bathe her/him with the dead sea salts. Just as you would take your baby to bathe in sea water, you would also take your baby to bathe in dead sea water.

Dead sea is just the same with other seas, except the 'ingredients' in the dead sea, combined with the right amount of UV from the sun upon it, is very, very rich with minerals that are useful to treat skin problems, including eczema.

But of course, consult your doctor for more accurate and detailed explanation.

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