Interview with the Creators of the Healing Black Rock Mud Mask

March 19, 2014 | Category: Press

Shelly Egbert and Summer Powelson were featured on Rodale’s for their mission to bring the natural healing powers of mineral-rich mud from Nevada’s hot springs to skin everywhere. Check out the original article  at

Black Rock Mud Company guarantees its products are 100% natural, with no additives, fillers, or conditioners of any kind. Unlike chemical-heavy products that can damage healthy tissues and beneficial bacteria, the illite clay contained in this special mud works with the body to restore and balance skin in a natural way.

Names: Shelly Egbert and Summer Powelson
Company: Black Rock Mud
Location: Gerlach, Nevada
Specialty: Mud masks with unique healing powers

Q: What makes your company (or your products) different?
A: We are a small business run by two families committed to providing a therapeutic “Black Rock Desert Experience.”

Q: What was the “aha” moment that got you started?
A: Falling in the mud, quite literally! For years, as we came to relax and rejuvenate in our hot springs, we were amazed at the beautiful, rich green mud that lined the pools.  We noticed the soothing, cleansing, and healing properties of this beautiful mud and knew it needed to be shared!

Q: To you, sustainable is…
A: All about respect.  We believe our products are a sacred gift from the living earth and feel that our responsibility to the earth is just as sacred.  Our mud is hand-harvested to protect the land that provides it.  We use only USA-made recyclable, biodegradable, and even plantable packaging, and our facility is fully sustainable (runs on wind, solar, and geothermal energy).

Q: How do you get inspired?
A: Long soaks in the hot springs, with rich buttery mud on our skin and nothing but open skies above, the solace of the vast desert playa in front of us, and purple mountains in the distance.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
A: Knowing that others are enjoying the cleansing and healing benefits of our products.

Q: Who has influenced you the most?
A: Mother nature has been our inspiration from the beginning. She has created the perfect product, and we have tried to honor her by keeping it 100% pure, the way she intended.

Q: What are your words to live by?
A: When life gives you mud…get muddy

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