You probably haven’t played in the mud since you were a kid. Here is your chance to do it again without mom getting mad. Below the water surface of the Dead Sea (not in the south) is a thick layer of gooey black hot mud. The mineral-rich substance is used for numerous therapeutic treatments. But for most tourists, it is just plain fun. Scoop up a handful and smear it all over your skin. Let the mud dry in the hot sun for at least ten minutes. When you bathe, your skin will feel sensational.