The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. The balance of the minerals are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. The coarse grain is great for bath salts, foot soaks and body scrubs. Country Of Origin: Israel Common Uses: Bath Salts. Points of Interest: The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Further, while sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less of the salt total in water from the Dead Sea. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. All Natural. Recommended Crafter's Choice Color Additives: Liquid Dye, Mica Powder, Liquid Mica, Liquid or Powder Lakes (note:too much liquid dye may cause salt to dissolve) Recommended Crafter's Choice Aroma Additives: Skin Safe Fragrance Oil - Maximum 3% Skin Safe Essential Oil - Maximum 1% Physical Form: White Grain Solubility: Dissolves in Water Country of Origin: Israel Storage: Room temperature. Air tight container. Best Used By: One year from date of purchase. Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date. California Prop 65 Statement: This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) and are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, Â§ 25501(a). International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI): Sea Salt FAQ: "I ordered a bulk size of the course grain dead sea and found a couple of black specks. What are those? Is it black sea salt?" Staff Answer The black specks that you found in the dead sea salt are most likely minerals. Sea Salt organically contains an abundance of minerals, and since this product is naturally excavated it is not uncommon to see minerals from time-time-time. .