dead sea mud soap recipe

You will love this dead sea mud soap recipe! Dead sea mud has been used on skin by pharaohs in ancient Egypt and the benefits are still true today and high end spas all offer treatments and products containing this natural ingredient. Dead sea mud contains high concentrations of magnesium, sodium, phosphates, bromides and other minerals.


  • cleanses, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells;
  • tightens pores and reduces the appearance of wrinkles;
  • claims to be effective in relieve certain skin irritations and conditions;
  • refreshes the look and feel of skin.

The beautiful jade color this of dead sea mud soap is achieved naturally by adding dead sea powder (mixed with a little of olive oil at trace).

dead sea mud soap


Fats, oils and butters

  • 180 grams palm oil
  • 150 grams coconut oil
  • 150 grams olive oil
  • 60 grams shea butter
  • 60 grams castor oil

Lye ― Water Solution

  • 84 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Additives at light trace

  • up to 1 tablespoon of sea mud clay powder (use a little of the olive oil from the recipe to dilute it)
  • optional: 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

Additional additives

  • topped soap with Hawaiian black salt and or sea salt (optional)

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap

Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.
dead sea mud soap topped with Hawaiin lava black salt and sea salt