I was recently at the Kura Hulanda Lodge in Curacao, one of the best resorts on the island. Not only is it a sublime and romantic accommodation but its prime location on the sea is unbeatable. In fact, there's something about the water that's magical. The sea itself is rich in salt. When you go for a swim or snorkel, you are naturally more buoyant due to the salt content (I believe the cause of the high salt concentration is the complete lack of rain in the area). It's such a natural, therapeutic treat that you could spend hours there, and it immediately reminded me of the Dead Sea.
If you've read previous posts of mine, you'll know that I am impressed with the Dead Sea Region in Israel. The sea is both therapeutic and historically important. It's the lowest point on earth (1,385 feet below sea level) so you can expect the saltiest water ever (its about six times as salty as the ocean). The therapeutic benefits are so strong that even Cleopatra (back in the day) declared it as her own personal "spa" and wouldn't let anyone use it (it would have been a great battle had I existed back then!). Because the salt content is so rich, you stay afloat naturally, no matter how hard you try to sink yourself (which you would not want to do considering the salt is so strong that eye, ear and nose injury could be fatal).
It's always nice to remember the Dead Sea and I just recently discovered another product line derived from the area: One With Nature. It's all natural (100% vegetarian ingredients) and fragrance free. I love how it also contains actual Dead Sea mud (salts included, of course!) straight from the Dead Sea region. It also contains shea butter and aloe vera so it's soothing. The consistency of the wash is thick, more "gelatic" than liquid, which only convinces me that it's packed with goodness. It's scentless and feels great on the body.
What else is cool? The Dead Sea is totally shrinking every day, destined to be obsolete. One with Nature partners with Friends Of The Earth Middle East (FoEME), a non-profit organization that helps with the preservation efforts. Go Earth!
Water (Aqua), Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Dead Sea Mud), Glycerin, Bentonite, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid