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Black Rock Mud Company was founded in 2010 by two “mudders”: Shelly Egbert and Summer Powelson. For years, Shelly’s family has owned a special piece of property on the Black Rock Desert known as The Great Boiling Springs. As a favorite family destination to relax and to escape, they re-named it Camp David, Nevada, in honor of Shelly’s father, David.

During their many family outings to luxuriate in the mineral hot springs, Shelly was fascinated by the creamy and odorless mud that occasionally erupted from the mudpots. Family and friends raved about how good the mud made their skin feel. Intrigued, she enlisted the help of her friend Summer, and with the support of their husbands and children, they created a company committed to providing a therapeutic “Black Rock Experience” for others.


As a company that respects Mother Nature, we understand that our products are a sacred gift from the living earth and we take seriously our responsibility to also give back to the earth. Our products are hand harvested and hand packaged in recyclable, biodegradable, and plantable packaging. We guarantee them to be 100% natural, with no additives, fillers, or conditioners of any kind.


In addition to packaging and product, Black Rock Mud Company not only supports, but employs eco-friendly practices. Our facility on the Black Rock Desert is fully sustainable using only “green” power from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. We are committed to the environment, the preservation of the desert, and a deep seated desire to share our “Black Rock Experience” with you.



Because Black Rock Mud Company respects Mother Nature, our packaging has been carefully designed for the Earth. We support companies that employ eco-friendly practices.

Our products are hand packaged in recyclable jars, bottles and plantable boxes embedded with select varieties of non-invasive wildflower seeds.


After use, you can return your package to the earth by planting the unfolded box under ¼” of fine soil. Keep moist by watering daily for the first three weeks or until seeds germinate. The paper will recycle naturally into the soil and you will be rewarded with a colorful display of wildflowers!

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