Those who know us Black-Rock-Mudders can attest to one thing: we are MAD about our mud! Nothing makes us more excited than a prospective new MudPot getting itself harvest-ready. We can’t contain our glee when a new MudPot forms to create the beautiful product you receive from Black Rock Mud.
While you may think our mud-excitement sounds a bit silly, we think that you will be jumping for joy about our mud after learning about a few of its amazing qualities. Here are 4 things we bet you didn’t know about the star of Black Rock Mud – the mud itself!
The Green Color
We get this question all the time so we would like to touch on it first: we do not dye our mud! Amazingly, the mud you see in the MudPot comes directly out of the Earth with its natural sage color. Unbelievable, we know, but that is just one of Mother Nature’s many little gifts to Gerlach,
The type of mud used in our MudPot is called illite clay. It is sought after for skin conditions and cosmetic purposes. This pure clay tailors to any skin type or condition to revitalize and soothe the skin. Illite clay is known for its absorbent properties and its ability to draw toxins and impurities from the skin. This toning action brings fresh blood to damaged cells, revitalizes the complexion, and tightens pores.
So in general, the illite clay helps to keep your skin looking young, fresh, and tight. This clay, untouched by additives, uses nothing but earth and its natural properties to improve your skin’s health. To give your skin the nourishing Black Rock experience, try MudPot today.
Silica is a fine-grained mineral naturally found in our mud, too. It is known for rapid cooling when brought to the earth’s surface, contributing to the cooling effect the mud has on skin. The mineral has only created two known formations: ours in Gerlach and the other at in Yellowstone National Park.
As for health effects, silica naturally promotes collagen synthesis and is easily absorbed by the human body to allow for detoxification to happen within the cells. In other words, more silica in the body means your skin will feel tighter and look younger. Some people take Silica supplements to rebuild nails, joints, bones, hair and skin, but you can coat yourself with our mud for similar effects.
100% Natural and Pure
Nowadays, it seems pretty common for something to be labeled “all-natural,” but what does that really mean? For MudPot, it means that our product is completely pure and unchanged, from the Earth directly to you. There are no chemicals, dyes, fillers, preservatives or scents added to the mud. The beautiful shade of green is made-by-mother-earth, too.
The mud naturally has trace amounts of over 50 minerals, including Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc. These elements are beneficial and promote healthy skin.