Posted on August 24th, 2021

Dead Sea salt is packed with various minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and traces of sulfur, all of which play a role in our overall health. The sulfur content, according to a study, is excellent for cleaning the surface of the skin because of its antibacterial properties.

1. Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells
Dead Sea salt also helps clarify the skin through its ability to slough off dead skin cells, which can augment clogged pores, skin roughness, and blemishes. The slightly rough texture of Dead Sea salt makes it a mild, yet reliable exfoliant.
Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub
  1. Combine half a cup of finely ground Dead Sea salt with a quarter cup of coconut or olive oil.
  2. Enjoy the many skin benefits of a Dead Sea salt scrub by rubbing it with your fingertips using small circular motions, working your way from your feet to your neck.
  3. Allow the scrub to soak in your skin for a few minutes before rinsing it with slightly warm water.
2. Helps Diminish Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the many remarkable benefits of Dead Sea salt for skin is its ability to promote a youthful glow. In assessing the effects of Dead Sea salt on aging skin, a study was conducted and found that this helps reduce skin roughness which partly contributes to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Keeping your skin perfectly moisturized is also essential to keeping your look youthful. The mineral contents in Dead Sea salt may help the skin retain its hydration.
Boost the moisturizing and age-defying properties of Dead Sea salt by using skincare products containing purple tea. This antioxidant-filled tea plant has been a subject of scientific and beauty researches in recent years for its powerful health benefits.

3. Minimizes Large Pores
Pores are small openings through your skin that allow it to breathe. These little passages secrete natural oil to keep skin hydrated and also excrete toxins from your body.
Skin pores appear visibly enlarged when clogged with excess oils, makeup, pollutants, dead skin cells, and sometimes bacteria.
Exfoliating the skin with Dead Sea salt may help unclog skin pores while removing dead skin cells, exposing healthy new skin.

4. Boosts Detoxification
The minerals from the Dead Sea salt help detoxify the body from the outside by assisting in blood circulation. This, in turn, may help diminish cellulite. In addition, minerals which are released from the salt may help break down the old fat cells, which are also responsible for the dimpling effect on the skin.

5. Promotes Strong and Healthy Nails
Do you suffer from weak and brittle nails? This might just be the perfect time to soak your fingernails in Dead Sea salt solution.
Dead Sea Salt Nail Soak
  1. Mix up 1 teaspoon Dead Sea salt, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of water and a half teaspoon of olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Soak your nails in this solution for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
6. Soothes Sore Muscles
Dead Sea salt bath can help relieve muscle cramps and soreness and offers a relaxing therapy to ease the pain and discomfort of fatigued and tense tissues.
According to one study, bathing in the Dead Sea over the course of 10 days showed significant improvement on the severity and frequency of symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition represented by muscle pain. Alleviation from muscle pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness, anxiety, and joint swelling was prompt after treatment.
More often than not, the best remedies in life are the simplest. Nature can offer us solutions to restore our health that we may not even know about.
Now that we have looked about the many Dead Sea salt benefits to our overall health, this might be the right time to indulge in this simple yet extraordinary skincare product more often.
Have you tried using Dead Sea salt on your skin? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below.

7. Soothes Chronic Skin Conditions
Chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can make the skin appear scaly and feel really itchy. According to a study, getting a salt bath may have therapeutic effects on psoriasis vulgaris.
Enjoy your bath by adding a quarter cup of Dead Sea bath salts to your tub of water and soak for around 20 minutes. Do this three times a week until the skin itch subsides.
Stop immediately if irritation occurs.

8. Helps Fight Bad Breath
Bacteria break down food and release volatile sulfur compounds. These are responsible for the foul odor associated with most bad breath.
Gargling mineral-rich Dead Sea salt solution may help fight off halitosis-causing bacteria.

Posted on August 10th, 2021

To maintain the best care of your skin, you should ideally get a facial each month. That's because the skin is a living organ, and it takes about 28-30 days for the cells to move up from the dermis to the surface, or epidermis, where they flatten out, die and slough off.  A professional facial stimulates that exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful-looking.  Additionally our facials focus on deep facial massage which promotes blood flow to the area, stimulates collagen production, and tones the muscles under the skin minimizing the signs of aging.  And of course there are many additional benefits to receiving professional facials including professional analysis of your skin, removal of dirt and toxins, clearing of the pores, lymph drainage, flooding the skin with hydration, vitamins, and minerals, and of course relaxation. 
If monthly facials are a stretch for your budget, you can still reap many of the benefits by ensuring you get at least 4 facials per year. It is the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine to keep up with the change in weather.

Posted on July 27th, 2021

Wax has many uses; it is what makes your (non organic) apples shiny and perfect looking, it’s added to chocolate to make it smooth, it’s used to make candles, lipsticks and crayons and of course it’s used in hair removal procedures at spas.

Paraffin wax treatments in particular have great benefits for the skin, muscles and joints. These paraffin treatments are said to have been used since the times of the Roman Empire because of their benefits when used in massages and as an esthetic treatment on the skin. This ancient technique is still practiced in many spas today as well as in some sports medicine clinics. In the past, paraffin treatments have been used to treat a variety of ailments such as:


Posted on September 1st, 2020

Our skin is the largest organ we have, especially when it comes to the roles of absorbtion and elimination.  Our skin on our body gets clogged and when it is not exfoliated regularly, it cannot properly eliminate waste and toxins. We tend to take excellent care of the skin on our faces, however forget about the rest of our body.  Dry skin brushing on a daily basis can provide numerous benefits, such as improved circulation, stimulating lymph drainage, stimulating hormones, and firming the skin.


Posted on August 24th, 2020

Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil

Essential oils have been used for centuries for healing and medicinal purposes.  At Alma, we now offer as part of the Alma Naturals line of products Organic Tea Tree Oil, which we use in the spa and our services.

Tea Tree Oil originates from the leaves of the indigenous Malaleuca Tree, is known to be antimicrobial and has many uses.  Below are just a few everyday uses and why we feel that it is a must-have in everyone’s “natural medicine” cabinet.

Tea Tree Oil can be used topically for arthritis pain or bruising by adding approximately 15-20 drops to a carrier oil, such as grapeseed, sweet almond or jojoba oil and massaging it into the affected area. 

Apply Tea Tree Oil directly to minor cuts, blemishes, canker sores, cold sores and ingrown hairs to prevent infections and speed up the healing process.

Tea Tree Oil is also excellent for household cleaning.  Not only does it act as a lovely air freshener, it can help prevent the spread of germs by adding the oil to a spray bottle of water or adding a small amount to your laundry for towels, blankets and other household items that can be prone to musty odors and mold.

The list of the amazing uses and benefits of Tea Tree Oil is almost endless and is definitely an essential oil that we recommend become a household staple.  Alma Naturals Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil is now available in 10ml bottles in the spa for only $9.99.