New! Dead Sea Bath Salt from Palestine

August 25, 2022

Bringing the healing benefits of the Dead Sea to the UK

For millennia, people have flocked to the Dead Sea for its therapeutic qualities. Its mix of magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium support cleansing and restoration of the largest organ in your body – your skin. Adding it to your bath or body scrub can also stimulate circulation, ease muscle cramps and relieve joint stiffness, and it offers a soothing footbath at the end of a long day. Even Cleopatra was said to bathe in the timeless medicine of the Dead Sea, and we’re happy to take a beauty tip from her!

So, it is with much excitement that we introduce Palestinian Dead Sea Bath Salt to the UK. It’s both an everyday luxury and an ethical gift.

At 424m below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, and the salt crystals that have naturally formed over time are unique in their high mineral composition.

Sourced from the only Palestinian producer on the shores of the Dead Sea

A producer with an extraordinary story

Palestinians are renowned for their resilience, determination and sheer staying power – qualities that have served them well over many decades of occupation.  Just such a story is that of Othman Hallak, the supplier of our wonderful Dead Sea Bath Salts.

Othman created the West Bank Salt Company, a family business which has been harvesting salt by hand on the Dead Sea since 1960. He had been working in the factory on the western shores of the Dead Sea for many years prior to this, and as the land changed hands from Jordan to Israeli control, Othman kept his connection with factory. With dogged diplomacy and determination he asserted his right to be there, and ultimately managed to achieve legal ownership and the right to refine salt from the Dead Sea. 

The business has survived and thrived despite the challenges of running a business in Area C. Over their many years of trading, there have been several attempts to force Othman and his family from this 600 dunum (60 hectares) strip of shoreline, but the Hallaks remain the only Palestinian family with rights to harvest salt from the Dead Sea.

A key supplier of sea salt in the West Bank and Gaza, they are now targeting the export market as a means to boost their sustainability and resilience.

We’re thrilled to support the Hallak family to achieve this mission.

“Our aim is to bring the benefits of Dead Sea salt to every home.”

Husam Hallak 


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