The surface of the Dead Sea is over 1,300 feet below sea level. The very bottom of the sea is over 2,300 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea is completely landlocked and is continually fed water from the rivers and streams coming down off the mountains that surround it, but no rivers drain out of the Dead Sea. The only way water gets out of the Sea is through evaporation which leaves behind all the dissolved minerals in the Sea, making it even saltier. As much as 35% of the water is concentrated salts.
The beneficial effects of bathing in Dead Sea Salts and their unique therapeutic, detoxifying and beautifying powers have been recognized since ancient times and used by Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Soaking in a hot bath with Dead Sea Salts is a powerful remedy for reducing muscle and joint aches, reducing skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, hydrating and nourishing skin cells with minerals essential for health, detoxifying the whole body from within and is a deeply relaxing stress-reliever.