Dead Sea salt is an ingredient in a lot of cooking recipes. It is also used in many cosmetics, and it is very common to see people bathing in the lake. The dead sea is a salt lake in the Mediterranean region that is landlocked between Israel, West Bank, and Jordan. It is 1,200 feet below sea level, and is one of the saline bodies of water on the planet. Because of its salinity, it offers heightened buoyancy for bathers.