Wild Ferns New Zealand Rotorua Mud
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New Zealand 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 thermal mud used in all the 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 this range of quality products.
About Rotorua Mud
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.
Some further properties of Thermal Mud:
Antiseptic: destroys pathogenic agents.
Healing: Silica, Aluminium and Zinc are all essential to tissue regeneration, scar prevention and repairing.
Rebalancing: provides sufficient mineral salts to enhance the body's natural immune system.
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.
Source Of The Mud
The geology of New Zealand includes an extensive belt of thermal activity traversing 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).