Dead Sea mud is rich with minerals that many believe to have therapeutic and even medicinal benefits. So many Dead Sea Mud benefits!
A woman at my hotel was obsessed with it, saying it’s a miracle skincare solution. I wish I could convey her overwhelming enthusiasm for…mud.
“Dead Sea Mud is amazing. Uh-May-Zing!” Her Medusa hair swayed with each animated sentence. She went on to explain that it’s the raw materials for multiple Jordanian Dead Sea cosmetic product lines bottled and sold all around the world.
Dead Sea Mud benefits
If you believe the hype (and the crazy German lady!), it’s not just great for cleansing and stimulating the skin (apparently it worked wonders for her teenage daughter’s acne), but can also be used to improve blood circulation, relieve muscle and emotional tension, offer immortality, and ease rheumatic pain.
I’m not 100% sure I heard one of those accurately but she mentioned quite a few benefits in her interesting yet painfully slow never-ending list. It reminded me of the scene(s) in Forrest Gump when Bubba’s listing the varieties of shrimp meals. “Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp-n-Peas…” [If you just got a sudden urge to see that Gump scene (I did!), here’s the 0:43 clip from YouTube below]
It was surprisingly captivating, if only see her hair knock over everything in it’s path. After a long pause I figured she had finished the long list of benefits and started saying goodbye. She wasn’t finished.
As I was getting up, she then continued. “You can also use it for anti-aging, anti-acne, anti-wrinkle, anti-…” She had me at “amazing” nine minutes ago.
Her accent seemed to get thicker with each word. At this point her hair’s already knocked over a pile of papers and a mostly empty glass.
She then shifted from helpful endorsement to borderline infomercial. “And that’s not it! It’s also great to help with psoriasis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, oh and you know what else? Most people don’t even know it’s great for…” Perhaps there’s somebody to fill Billy Mays’ shoes.
I love meeting interesting characters in my travels.
For actual benefits from someone other than the lady I met, here’s a Healthline post.
After my Dead Sea excursion I went to Petra and loved it!
To save you time they often fill a bucket of Dead Sea mud for you to spread across your body.