of the dead sea
Our Mineral Source, The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
The most unique body of salt water on the face of the Earth is certainly the Dead Sea. It is unique for many reasons, not the least being its special concentration of minerals. Its waters are the saltiest and most dense of any sea. It is 9 times saltier than the ocean and because it is so dense with minerals (27 % at a dept of 1,000 ft.) the human body floats easily on the surface. Though its main source of water is the Jordan River, unlike most lakes and oceans, it derives its minerals from more than just rain run-off. Its special location allows for a few other sources for its minerals, as well.
The Dead Sea Rift
The Dead Sea rests solemnly, and strategically, on a fault line known as the Dead Sea Rift, making it the lowest point on the Earth's surface. This fault, caused by the intersection of 2 tectonic plates, reaches very deep into the crust of the earth, accessing ancient minerals deposited eons ago. It is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.
Another source of minerals for the Dead Sea is a complex system of aquifers whose waters flow into it surreptitiously. The 2 main aquifers have been proven by tritium and oxygen isotope analysis to be both, very old, and nonrenewable. These aquifers form a network of perennial feeder springs, both under and around the perimeter of the sea.
Unique Blend of Minerals
The aquifers, the Jordan River, and the deep Rift combine to form a very unique team of mineral suppliers. The resulting blend of minerals combine to approximate the contents of human skin. It contains the 21 minerals found in skin plus many other trace minerals that have varying positive effects on human health.
The mineral content of the Dead Sea is vastly different from that of ocean water. Ocean water generally consists of 97% table salt (Sodium Chloride) while the Dead Sea’s makeup is 53% Magnesium Chloride, 37% Potassium Chloride, 8% Sodium, with the remaining 2% comprised of various trace elements including Boron, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Rubidium, Selenium, Silicon, Strontium, Vanadium, and Zinc.
The health benefits found in this powerful mineral rich water have been known for centuries. No other body of salt water is as acclaimed for its healing powers. Cleopatra traveled thousands of miles to establish the first known spa there. Today, there are numerous spas lining its shores. Health and beauty products made from its minerals are used around the globe.
Rich in Magnesium
These are some of the reasons, we chose the Dead Sea as the source for the magnesium chloride to make our magnesium oil. When we began to research sources, it became very clear, right from the beginning, that the Dead Sea had a track record with healing that was unmatched. It is synonymous with health and healing. There could be no other source for us. Testimonies of its healing powers over the centuries could fill volumes. And, we are, indeed, seeing, and hearing, these same kind of testimonies from our magnesium oil users weekly. The Dead Sea lives!!