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What is Rotorua Mud?


In Rotorua the inner heat of the earth has found its way to the surface bringing with it Rotorua’s earth magic – geothermal mud. Rich in rejuvenating minerals this mud has natural cleansing, antiseptic, healing and rebalancing properties. 

The contact that this mud has with volcanic gases and minerals from the centre of the earth is the reason that it is particularly rich in minerals. Ordinary clay and mud contain some minerals but because of its volcanic origin, Rotorua Mud is far richer in these properties. Major minerals present in Rotorua Mud include silica, magnesium, calcium, titanium, iron, sulphur, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. In addition there are also trace elements such as copper, zinc, selenium, cobalt and manganese. 

Rotorua Mud is excellent for use in regenerative skin care as it has a very strong affinity for moisture. This mud on drying will generate heat, increasing the blood circulation and perspiration which help eliminate toxins and other wastes. It easily absorbs excess oils and fatty secretions from within the skin’s pores, detoxifies and purifies and, as the mud dries on the skin, helps promote the regeneration of new cells. Sulphur, while a very odorous mineral, is very beneficial and naturally occurring in Rotorua Mud as it acts as an antibacterial agent assisting in the prevention and elimination of acne.

Where does Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud come from?

The geology of New Zealand includes an extensive belt of thermal activity traversing the centre of the North Island. It ranges from White Island, a live volcano at sea in the Bay of Plenty, and then travels west across Rotorua and the surrounding area, finally diminishing in the active volcanoes of Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park in the centre of the North Island. 

Rotorua is located in an extremely active thermal region with active geysers, boiling mud pools, smoking fumaroles (cracks in the earth’s surface where highly pressurised water, or steam is released), hot water springs and former live volcanoes. Rotorua is renowned for the curative and invigorating properties of the many hot pools and mineral spas. For many years Rotorua’s grey mud has been used for its healing properties in the local Queen Elizabeth II hospital (now QE Health). These properties are retained in the thermal mud used in the preparation of all Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud products. 

The thermal mud used in all our Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud skincare products is firstly obtained from the hot mud pools in Rotorua. The mud is sterilised, then refined to remove any foreign matter such as volcanic ash residue, while ensuring all the mineral and trace elements are left to benefit this highly therapeutic mud. After this it is then ready for inclusion in our range of quality products.

Why does your skin need Rotorua Mud?

Everyday living conditions are harsh on your skin. Pollution, extremes of temperature, stress and ageing all contribute towards dryness, facial lines and a general unhealthy appearance. At times like this, our skin needs special care and attention. Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud works with a unique double action to provide what is required. 

Having a remarkably high absorbency capacity, our Rotorua Mud penetrates the skin’s pores to absorb excess fatty secretions and remove impurities, detoxify and purify while simultaneously nourishing the skin with natural minerals. From the first treatment Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud will help create a smoother, softer and more radiant appearance. 

Wild Ferns Rotorua Mud has captured the special benefits of the geothermal mud in an extensive range of products to assist in the health and wellbeing of your skin. These special benefits are further enhanced by the addition of other exceptional ingredients such as Active AAH650+ Manuka Honey, Lemongrass, Royal Jelly and Bergamot to name a few.