Ever since my visit to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and experiencing the wonderful skin softening and rejuvenating properties of the waters there, I’ve always wanted to visit the Dead Sea and try out the benefits of its mineral-rich waters – plus the added bonus of floating in the salt-rich water; I mean, who wouldn’t want to do that!
But with all the troubles of the region, that’s not something that’s likely to happen soon, so I tried the next best thing: the Dead Sea soaps. Packed full of the minerals and nutrient rich ingredients found in and around the Dead Sea, the soaps are 100% natural, vegetarian and paraben, chemical and detergent-free. What’s more, they’ve been known to really help with existing skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, so I was keen to try them on my daughter who suffers from eczema, poor baby.
I’ve been using the hero from the range, the Dead Sea Black Mud Mask Soap in the shower for quite a while now and it’s actually really fun to use, as it lathers up beautifully (without the use of any SLS) and leaves the skin feeling really clean and fresh. These soaps are not drying on the skin either; the Natural Sulphur Soap is especially recommended for eczema sufferers (and even psoriasis sufferers) and I can definitely see an improvement on my daughter’s eczema. More importantly, she can feel the difference too; her skin is not so dry and “tight” (although we still moisturise her skin as recommended by the doctors). I have to admit, I would never have trusted a soap on her skin; she’s been using a well-known OTC moisturising cream to wash her skin, so the fact that she can use a soap bar and feel “normal” like her siblings without it drying out her skin is lovely for her.
I always love a good scrub too (ooh err!) and the Dead Sea Body Scrub with Frankincense Oil is just so lovely and natural that I’ve been using regularly and am nearly at the end of my tub – and that doesn’t happen too often! As it’s just Dead Sea Salts and Frankincense oil, you need to give it a little stir before scooping some up in your hand, but it’s a lovely scrub that leaves the skin feeling really smooth and moisturised thanks to the oil. I’m not usually a fan of the frankincense smell as I tend to find it a little too “earthy” for my taste but somehow this one is really pleasant to use, so don’t be put off if you normally don’t like frankincense like me.
They’re really well priced too – the soaps are just £3.75 and the huge 300ml scrub is less than £8 – so a repurchase is a no-brainer!
Dead Sea Black Mud Mask Soap, buy here
Natural Sulphur Soap, buy here
Dead Sea Body Scrub with Frankincense Oil, buy here