Soap Lake is not your average body of water. This unique mineral lake in eastern Washington was formed back during the Ice Age period, and has been long thought to hold healing properties. It’s even been known to help treat certain medical conditions, and will leave your skin soft and smooth after going for a swim.
There’s a small, quiet town by the shores that’s only home to about 1,500 people. Back in the early 1900s, it was a hot spot for a huge spa and resort. People from all over the world would flock to this lake and soak in its healing waters.
Soap Lake is rich in 23 different minerals, and is thought to have the most diverse content than any other body of water on Earth. It contains washing soda, as well as ichthyols – an oil-like substance that’s sold in Europe to treat infections and abrasions.
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