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Healthy Facts About Dead Sea Mud Soap

Posted on March 11 2018

Dead Sea Mud Soap

How Dead Sea Mud Soap Can Change Your Life

Making your own Dead Sea mud soap is a great way to control what substances you use on your body, and to increase the use of healthy ingredients, such as Dead Sea mud.


Helps Purify Your Skin For A Healthier Look & Fee

Dead Sea mud soap has a variety of awesome effects on the skin. Since it has over twenty-six minerals, including magnesium, sodium, phosphates, and bromides, it infuses nutrients deep into the skin, making it healthier. Dead Sea mud also hydrates skin giving it a more firm texture.

The hydration also increasing the oxygen flow to the cells, which means that skin is more refreshed and looks younger. This may also ease the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. It also soothes inflammation and kills bacteria that causes acne, which improves the clarity of the skin, giving your complexion a healthy glow.

Health Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

There are health benefits associated with Dead Sea mud as well. Cell regeneration is a benefit of using Dead Sea mud, and as such there are proven results that the mud can lessen the effects of skin diseases such as psoriasis, and the hydrating qualities help to sooth extreme skin irritation and dry skin. This also helps to smooth skin roughness and adds softness to your complexion.

There is furthermore some evidence that Dead Sea Salt helps to remove toxins from the skin, unclog pores, and even improve certain heart and lung conditions.

Healing Powers of the Dead Sea Video - Via Israel 

There are many different ways uses for it's regenerative, healing properties, and one of these is making your own Dead Sea soap. You always need to do plenty of research when making soap, as making your own is a delicate process and it requires lye, which must always be handled with extreme care.

Always wear protective gloves and glasses; to be extra safe, invest in a rubber apron. Keep vinegar on hand to neutralize the lye in case of spills, but if lye comes into contact with your skin flush it thoroughly with water. Lye is a highly corrosive substance, and extreme caution must be used to keep yourself safe. Make sure to read all caution and warning labels before you handle the substance.

Dead Sea Mud Soap Recipe:


  • 180 grams palm oil
  • 150 grams coconut oil
  • 150 grams olive oil
  • 60 grams shea butter
  • 60 grams castor oil
  • 84 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • up to 1 tablespoon of sea mud clay powder (Dead Sea mud) to be added at the “light trace” stage
  • If you wish, you may also add 20 to 36 grams of essential or fragrance oil, also to be added at the “light trace”
  • You may also top the soap with Hawaiian black salt, or sea salt


  • a mixing pot – this cannot be aluminium since lye reacts with it. Stainless steel is recommended.
  • parchment paper.
  • an accurate digital scale for measuring ingredients.
  • a stick blender.
  • a thermometer.
  • soap molds – make sure they are marked for cold process making, as the reaction between the lye and oils can make the mixture very hot.
  • whatever other ingredients your recipe calls for.

Your best bet is to do it outside so fumes can't accumulate. If you choose to do your work inside, make sure the room is extremely well ventilated. Keep all children and pets away from the area.


1. Prepare your molds. Line them with parchment paper or plastic, and cut out cardboard pieces the size of the mold in order to cover the soap when you are finished.

2. Measure out your distilled water – put it in a non-aluminium container.

3. Measure out the lye – make sure you wear all your protective gear and make sure you are accurate.

4. Slowly pour the lye into the water, stirring as you go – make sure you put the lye in the water and not the other way around. The lye mixture will heat up as it dissolves; stir until completely dissolved, then set aside. The best idea is to let it cool outside

5. Measure oils and fats individually and make sure they are in liquid form. You may have to melt them on the stove, or in jars placed in a warm water bath.

6. Mix all oils and fats together in a non-aluminum pot

7. When your lye solution has cooled to between 95-120 degrees F, very slowly add the lye to the oils. The oil should not be hotter than the lye.

8. Begin to mix the oils and lye together on low setting. As the oil and lye begin to mix, you can slowly switch the settings to high.

9. When the soap begins to thicken, known as “light trace”, add other ingredients, like essential oils and clays, mud, and fragrances. Mix in well.

10. Stir well until the mixture has the consistency of cream of wheat. It should happen in 15 minutes but if it does not, take a fifteen-minute break and start mixing again.

11. Slowly pour the soap into a mold. Do not fill it too full. Drop it a few inches onto a hard surface a few times to get rid of air bubbles. Cover it with your cardboard, and tape the cardboard in place.

12. Put the mold in a safe location and wrap it with old towels or blankets. Keep it covered for 24 hours.

13. Check your soap. If it is hard enough, you can cut it into smaller bars. If it's soft leave it until it hardens.

14. Once the soap has been cut into smaller bars, set it aside on parchment paper or a drying rack 2-3 weeks to cure.

The completed recipe will make about two pounds of soap. For more information about Dead Sea mud soap visit our website or visit The Scent Store to purchase from over 70 different scents.

Please Note: Every week, Soap.Club receives incredible recipes from our members and guest soapers. Due to volume and time restraints, Soap.Club is not able to test each recipe. All recipes are to be used strictly as a guideline.

Since the recipe requires lye, it is very important to make sure you check you lye measurements. Soap.Club cannot guarantee the results and we strongly recommend that you stick to small batches at first. Please give us your feedback. We would love to hear for you.

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