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.