Are you looking for a homemade dead sea mud mask? Keep reading – I have an easy recipe below!
Did you know that the Dead Sea has been known for thousands of years as having healing properties? Studies are now showing that dead sea salt may be used to relieve psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
With the inclusion of 21 beneficial minerals, a dead sea mud mask may help cleanse, soften, and detoxify the skin.
After learning about how beneficial homemade dead sea mud masks are for the skin, I learned how to make it at home. I am also sharing it here so you can learn how to make it, too!
Homemade Dead Sea Mud Mask
- 1 tsp dead sea mineral salt
- 2 tsp bentonite clay
- 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 5 drops tea tree oil
- Combine dead sea mineral salt, bentonite clay, yogurt and tea tree oil in a small bowl. Add water, 1 tsp at a time, until ingredients form into a spreadable clay.
- Apply to clean facial skin and allow to dry (the mask will turn a lighter color) - about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply a natural moisturizer.
Healing Properties of Dead Sea Salt
There have even been numerous studies that confirm dead sea salt provides the skin with increased hydration, improved skin barrier function and reduced inflammation (source).
Dead sea treatments have also shown to be beneficial in treating several rheumatologic diseases and psoriasis (source).
Where to buy: You can pick up dead sea salt at your local pharmacy, or on Amazon.
Healing Properties of Bentonite Clay
Natural clays have been used to treat skin infections for as long as history has been recorded and have been shown to have antibacterial properties.
Where to buy: I haven’t seen bentonite clay at any local stores or pharmacies, so I order mine on Amazon.
Properties of Tea Tree Oil
This study shows that tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. As bacteria is a common cause of acne on the skin, tea tree oil may help treat acne. Its anti-inflammatory may help with redness from irritated skin.
Where to buy: Many people think that you have to pay a lot of money to get high quality essential oils. This isn’t true – it’s a sales tactic. I buy my oils from Simply Earth – they sell high quality oils directly to consumers at really affordable prices.
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