21 Amazing Benefits Dead Sea Mud [Masks + Soap] Has on Your Skin & Body

What are the benefits of Dead Sea mud?

What does Dead Sea mud do to your skin (and is it good)?

Can Dead Sea mud masks *really* get rid of (almost) any annoying skin disorder?

In this article, we’re going to dive DEEP into the mud (not into the Dead Sea itself – that will kill you) and find out what the fuss is all about.


that will teach you everything you need to know to keep a young & healthy skin with the natural powers of Dead Sea minerals.

Dead Sea Mud Benefits for Your Skin & Body

1. Relieves skin disorders

Acne Skin Disorders
Image by Saluda

Dead Sea mineral mud is a godsend for people suffering from all sorts of challenging skin disorders. Here’s just a partial list of skin disorders Dead Sea mud & salts can have a major effect on:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
  • Pimples
  • Blackheads

Unlike other artificial black mud masks, Dead Sea mud masks contain actual Mineral mud, extracted from the surface of the Dead Sea, which contains huge concentrations of salts, minerals, and antioxidants that can relieve all sorts of major skin disorders.

2. Exfoliates Your Skin

“If you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there”.

No truer words have been spoken… especially when it comes to dead skin cells: We may not see them, but trust me – they’re there, and they’re very dead… putting you at risk of collecting all sorts of toxins (those damn toxins… we’ll talk about them in a sec).

Well, nothing like Dead Sea mud to get rid of dead skin cells (see what I did there?).

Besides the health benefits, it also makes your skin look all glowing and pretty.

3. Detoxifies & Cleanses Toxins

Like I mentioned previously, our skin is a magnet for toxins and unhealthy bacteria. It absorbs a lot of nasty oils, dirt and (sometimes poisonous) particles from the air. Over time, our skin accumulates a lot of those toxins, which results in blackheads and a variety of annoying skin conditions, sometimes even chronic infections.

That’s where Dead Sea mud comes to the rescue!

Dead Sea Mud (particularly Mineral mud masks) contains LOTs of salts & minerals, and a certain amount of clay (the amount varies from each brand). That helps cleanse these toxic particles and detoxify your skin – leaving it refreshed and rejuvenated.

4. Rich in minerals and ingredients your skin needs

Dead Sea Salts

Dead Sea mud is mostly famous for its unusually high concentrations of salts and minerals from the Dead Sea. But it’s one thing having high doses of salts. It’s a whole other thing when it’s mostly salts & minerals that are SUPER healthy for maintaining a healthy skin.

What minerals are we talking about exactly? Here’s the full list:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Bromide
  • Titanium
  • Sulfur
  • Aluminum
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Phosphorus pentoxide

Did you know?

The Dead Sea actually contains 21 (!) different minerals, and a whopping 33% concentration of salts and minerals… that’s 10X more than the Mediterranean Sea (!!).

5. Minimizes pores

Cleansing the pores on your face is only half the battle. Because when those toxins flush out of your pores – that still leaves your pores exposed to unwelcome impurities.

Not to worry!

Dead Sea mud doesn’t just leave your pores hanging… it also minimizes them, keeping toxins away from setting up camp on your skin, thereby minimizing your risk for infection.

How nice is that?

6. Improves facial skin elasticity

Dead Sea Mineral masks can help get rid of toxins, exfoliate your dead skin cells and minimize pores.

The result?

Increased facial skin elasticity!

Or in other words –  soft, nourished and damn-fine looking skin.

7. Keeps your skin hydrated

How many skin care products did you try that dried up your skin like the Sahara Desert?

Does the same thing happen with Dead Sea mud? No ma’am (or sir… who knows? 🙂 )

Those awesome Dead Sea minerals I listed earlier keep your skin all nice and hydrated while reducing inflammation and roughness.

8.  Can be used on different body parts

Dead Sea Mud On Hair

Most people simply use Dead Sea clay on their faces… boy, are they missing out!

Dead Sea mud can be used on several body parts and has a TON of uses:

9.  Combats cellulite

Dead Sea mud improves your blood circulation & metabolism (I’ll talk more about that later)

What does that have to do with cellulite, you ask? 


Increased blood circulation = big trouble for our fat and body fluids that accumulate in our skin tissues = bye bye cellulite!

If you’ve got some cellulite you’re dying to get rid of, rub some Dead Sea mud on those areas and let those magical minerals do their thing.

10.  Eliminates stretch marks

Stretch marks are common during pregnancy. Unfortunately, women sometimes take these stretch marks to heart and become very conscious about it.

To that, I’ll say two things:

  1. Stretch marks are completely natural…so don’t worry too much about them.
  2. If that’s too hard, then Dead Sea mud is known for alleviating stretch marks, if not eliminate them completely (depending on their size)

11.  Prevents hair loss

Allow me to throw a frightening statistic your way: 40% of women suffer from hair loss by the time they are age 40. 

Note: Actually, it’s roughly the same for men.

This happens when the blood vessels in your hair follicles shrink and oxygen is reduced, which suppresses hair protein growth à causing premature hair loss.

Well, good news ladies (and gentlemen): Dead Sea mud can have tremendous benefits for your hair – it can actually keep your hair on your head!

But for it to work, you’ve got some homework to do when you’re in the shower (do it, or I’ll call your parents):

  1. Grab some of that Dead Sea clay
  2. Massage it on your scalp
  3. Let is stay there for 5-10 minutes
  4. Wash your hair with shampoo as usual

Dead Sea Mud Benefits for Your Health & Well-being

12. Improves your sleep

Sleep Like A Baby

Guess what happens when you’re all of a sudden stress-free?

You sleep like a baby!

And while you sleep, your skin cells kick into regeneration mode, replacing the exfoliated skin with brand new ones.

You literally wake up a whole new person!

13.  Increases blood circulation & metabolism

Dead Sea mud is rich in minerals… you got that by now.

But let’s talk about what actually happens in your body when you rub some of that lovely mud on your skin.

The minerals found in the mud stimulate your body’s blood circulation. This, in turn, relaxes your muscles and nerves, making you feel calmer and less stressed.

It also helps heal old wounds – and that’s why it stings so much when you dip in the Dead Sea… just in case you were wondering.

14.  Contains anti-aging properties

Dead Sea Mineral mud does more than just clear out toxins from your pores. It actually minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, reduces cracks and makes sure to smoothen those lines that showed up after you celebrated all those birthdays.

Anti-aging for the win!

15.  Restores Your pH balance

The extraordinary benefits of the Dead Sea mineral mud help restore your body’s pH levels.

For the non-science geeks in the crowd – pH is simply a measure of how acidic our bodies are. The more balanced your body pH levels, the better.

Why is a balanced pH so important, you ask?

A balanced pH significantly reduces the risk for diseases… or as my nanny used to say – it helps keep the Boohoos out!

16. Relieves stress

Relaxed Woman Bath

If you ever had a chance to rub your body with mud and float in the Dead Sea, you probably noticed how amazingly relaxed you felt for the rest of the day.

In fact, every time I visit the Dead Sea (I try to go at least once a year), I keep wondering: “Why the hell don’t I come more often”.

I live in Israel, so it’s inexcusable… but since you probably don’t have that perk, you can settle for getting a mineral-rich mud soap (or face mask) and get all of the benefits straight to your doorstep.

Did you know?

A study made in Arava science center in Israel showed that not only do Dead Sea minerals reduce stress, they actually induce positive stress. It helps your skin develop a resistance to negative stress factors and increase elasticity.

17.  Reduces joint pains (arthritis)

Not only does Dead Sea Mineral mud have the ability to increase blood circulation, but it has also had to significantly reduce joint pains.

It’s particularly effective for people suffering from arthritis (a disorder caused by joint inflammation).

In fact, a study conducted in Soroka medical center in Israel proved that arthritis patients show significant improvement after being treated with Dead Sea salts.

Other Dead Sea Mud Benefits

18.  A spa in your own home

Dead Sea Mud Mask Spa

You don’t have to travel all the way to the Dead Sea in Israel (although you should… it’s great!) and pay a huge amount of money to enjoy everything the Dead Sea has to offer… you can pay HUNDREDS of times less and do it from the comfort of your own home!

All you need is some the Dead Sea’s finest mineral mud, and you can have your own little spa retreat right (minus the jet-lag).

19.  Cheap

Dead Sea mud is cheap, especially considering their almost “too good to-be true” benefits.

Warning: I would be remiss if I didn’t warn you: STAY AWAY FROM KIOSKS IN SHOPPING MALLS.

I’m sure you’ve seen those kiosks in shopping malls with those sneaky salespeople trying to lure you in to demonstrate how “effective” their Dead Sea products are. It’s a trap!

Don’t get me wrong –  often their products are pretty good…  problem is, they use this technique to charge you a ridiculous price, and you end-up paying a fortune for something you could’ve gotten for at least 50% less online.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

20.  You can DIY at home

Since Dead Sea mud is a natural component, you know what that means: you can experiment with your own homemade mud soap (or mask)!

If you’re up for a fun DIY project, here’s a cool Dead Sea mud soap recipe you can follow.

21.  Makes you want to visit the Dead Sea in Israel 🙂

Dead Sea Israel
Look how pretty

Nothing beats rubbing mud all over yourself and floating on the Dead Sea 🙂

Consider the Dead Sea mud mask you order online as a “preview” for the real thing – that is, until you visit the Dead Sea in Israel and upload a ridiculous picture on Instagram of you covered in mud.

Note: If you come, jump by and say hello 🙂


Told you Dead Sea mud has a lot of benefits 🙂

But keep in mind – even though it’s effective, it’s not Hermione waving a magic wand… So don’t expect for them to cure all your problems overnight.

Like anything else in life – in order to see real changes, you’ll have to be patient and persistent. Otherwise, unfortunately, you won’t see significant results…

(And if someone promises you overnight success without putting in any effort – run as fast as you can!)

Till next time!

P.S: Oh, before I forget – let me know in the comments if this helped you or not. I’d love to hear your feedback 🙂

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16 thoughts on “21 Amazing Benefits Dead Sea Mud [Masks + Soap] Has on Your Skin & Body

  • October 2, 2018 at 18:07

    I have a question: can one treat scabies and their eggs with Deadsea mud?
    My friend, my daughter and I caught scabies and have battled with it for some time now and I thought I had got rid of it completely after having treated it with Nix and benzoyl Benzoid.
    After a while I started itching on the left foot and discovered an open rash and tried to use what was left of the benzoyl Benzoid.
    It seemed to get better and the rash seemed to dry out, but I still feel as if there is still something there , and I’m afraid there still are eggs that haven’t been killed .
    I don’t feel anything anywhere else on my body though.
    Hoping for a reply soon.

    • October 2, 2018 at 18:24

      Hey Eleni,

      I live in Israel, and I’ve heard of people who came to soak in the Dead Sea to get rid of scabies, so there might be something to it.

      That said, I’m obviously not a Dermatologist. You might want to consult with a Doctor before trying any new treatments.

      Hope this helps!

  • January 31, 2019 at 19:15

    Curious about best places to order bulk Dead Sea mud? I am considering buying from ahava, which is a company that seems to have good principles and the price is good. What would you recommend?

  • February 16, 2019 at 08:09

    Just got back from the Dead Sea. Filled a water bottle with mud at the shore line. Bought a bottle of a nice brand too. Can’t really tell any difference between the two. That’s for the article!

    • February 17, 2019 at 18:43

      Perhaps you should bottle it and sell it?

      “John’s Mud”… Sounds goods, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • May 18, 2019 at 09:23

    This is great! I find your blog so interesting!

  • June 3, 2019 at 15:49

    If I’m going to do micro-needling, should I do my dead sea mask prior to, or after treatment? Thank you for the great article.

    • June 4, 2019 at 23:19

      Hey Christine,

      Unfortunately that’s beyond my “paygrade” :). I suggest you consult with a Dermatologist about that.

  • August 18, 2019 at 22:24


    I just returned from the dead sea after covering myself head to toe in mud, and it was GREAT! I feel SO calm and my skin is smooth and silky. Just wanted to know if I fill a container of mud and use daily, is it beneficial?
    thanks for your info, Chesky.

    • August 20, 2019 at 18:13

      Hey Chesky,

      I wouldn’t start with daily use (unless you have a medical condition and it was recommended by a certified Doctor).

      Once or twice per week should be more than enough for you to enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea mud.

  • August 18, 2019 at 22:44

    love your blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • August 20, 2019 at 18:07

      We love you too Chesky! 🙂

  • May 10, 2020 at 21:53

    Hi! Thanks for the article, I ‘ve some dead sea mud with me since 2015 could it still be beneficial and as good as then?
    Thanks Albert

  • July 19, 2021 at 09:17

    The dead sea is in Jordan ….

    • April 3, 2022 at 00:07

      Well, you’re not wrong… but apparently seas can cross borders 🙂


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