Huwebes, Pebrero 17, 2011


Barenaturals Moor Mud is 100% natural organic therapy grade moor mud (BALNEO- Peat)*, in the form of a fine paste. It is an organic substance, the product of natural decomposition of multitudes of plants under special conditions. Unlike other mud used in the spa industry, Moor Mud contains virtually no clay (less than 3%) and consists of organic residue of herbs, flowers and grasses. Over period of thousands of years this residue was transformed into a fine paste that easily dissolves in the water. Over 1,300 natural, organic plant enzymes, bio-minerals, trace elements, amino acids amino acids, plant hormones and fatty acids and vitamins have been identified within the mud that is easier for the human skin to absorb. Think of it as a plant extract not from just one plant, but from hundreds. The high humic acid* content of Moor Mud enhances its natural anti-inflammatory abilities, helping to reduce pain and muscle aches, minimize joint inflammation, and smooth the bumpy appearance of cellulite. 

Over 1,300 natural, organic plant enzymes, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and vitamins have been identified within the mud. Many of these elements increase metabolism and provide a natural ion exchange that results in detoxification. Its uncanny ability to heal, nourish and detoxify has been observed by people for millennia and used scientifically in European Spas for well over a century. It is used to cure multitudes of ailments from mobility problems, arthritis and hormonal imbalances to post surgery recovery and muscle recovery in sport medicine.

Bare Naturals Natural Moor Mud is in its unaltered natural state, enriched with highly beneficial mineral spring waters and salts of the Czech spa region.

Actions and benefits: The natural minerals and medicinal properties of Moor Mud are absorbed via the skin. It promotes circulation, reduces tissue inflammation, stimulates the immune system, promotes muscular relaxation, relieves pain, breaks down fat cells, detoxifies and improves range of motion.

The mud also possesses natural astringent qualities to help eliminate bacteria and fight infection.

Moor Mud also contains natural cell-regenerating properties
, and is a powerful antioxidant, fighting aging, and alleviating acne and eczema. This highly-beneficial mud is also recognized for its ability to naturally balance the hormones, as it is also a rich source of phyto-hormones (plant-based hormones). 

*Humic acid is produced when organic components of soils decompose. It is considered one of the most beneficial naturally-occurring substances.

One of the famous examples of peat's ability to preserve the human skin is Tollund peat bog man which was preserved in an unbelievable state in a peat bog for thousands of years without any additional preservation.

Bath therapy with Moor Mud
The fine paste structure allows Moor Mud to dissolve in water without any danger of clogging plumbing and is suitable for use in standard non- whirlpool bathtubs. To take a Moor Mud bath, dissolve desired amount (see below) of Moor Mud in the bathtub. Water temperature should be as warm as comfortable (see warning). Due to Moor Mud's excellent ability to retain temperature, bath temperature remains near constant for the duration of the treatment - about 20 minutes. After the bath, shower in warm water without using soap or shampoo. Wrap body in a sheet, cover with a blanket and relax for 20 to 30 minutes.

Pain relief (muscle, chronic, lower back, gout or arthritis): dissolve up to 2x 250ml tubes (depending on intensity and size of the tub) of the Natural Moor Mud Bath in a bathtub full of warm or hot water to your preference (read the warning below).
General use (detoxification, the skin maintenance or relaxation bath):
One 250 ml per average size tub is recommended.

Do not use Moor Mud bath every day. For best results, use 2 or 3 times a week for a 3 week period. Discontinue for about one week before resuming bath therapy again.
Body mask or wrapping with Moor Mud
Bare Naturals Natural Moor Mud Bath, when mixed with some water or oil, is excellent for mud body wrap or body mask. As such it can be used for general detoxification, pain treatment, inch-loss body wrap and cellulite reduction. Apply a thin, even layer of warm Moor Mud to the treated area or the whole body. Leave on for about 20 to 30 minutes, wrapped in a thermal blanket or foil, then rinse and relax wrapped in a dry blanket for 20 minutes. 1/4 liter tube is good for 1 to 2 wraps.

Suggestions for face mask mixes: Anti-oxidant mix - Moor Mud with strong green tea instead of water.  You may also add argan oil, olive oil and other cold pressed oils

Anti-bacterial mix - Moor Mud with Emu oil or TEA TREE  to create strong anti-bacterial/anti-fungal treatment. Treats psoriasis, eczema and fungi. Strong anti-inflammatory action thanks to high percentage of humic acids and sulphur

Heating instructions
Do not use a microwave oven to heat Moor Mud! Microwaves destroy some of the bactericidal qualities of Moor Mud and can dramatically reduce its effectiveness. To heat Moor Mud, put desired amount in the plastic bag that can be closed watertight and withstand hot water. Place the bag into a pot filled with warm water (about 110o F) and leave it there for about 10 minutes or long enough until the Moor Mud reaches the same temperature. Do not boil!.

Most musculoskeletal conditions, back pain, PMS, lumbago, sciatica, fi- bromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, trauma, strains, sprains, fractures, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, metabolic disorders, obesity, gynecological disorders, orthopedic, neurological disorders, ec- zema, general detoxification.
Serious disorders of the central nervous system, acute urethrocystitis, preg- nancy, decompensated cardiopathy, hypertension, serious circulatory disor- ders, fever, serious inflammatory skin diseases, heat sensitivity, open skin injury, bleeding, oncoids (if there are any complications consult with a physician).



 "Sausage" - a unique packaging that keeps our moor mud naturally fresh

Barenaturals Moor Mud (BALNEO-Peat) is a fine grain natural moor mud suitable for therapeutic bath or body treatment, such as wraps, body packs or poultice and even facials. Moor Mud contains numerous active organic substances and excessive heating or inappropriate storage result in loss of therapeutic properties. Heating it to the temperature over 120°F destroys its catalytic properties, and over 175°F causes big loss of therapeutic properties, due to disturbing biological structures. Therefore it is essential to keep Moor Mud naturally fresh and without any preservation to maintain its therapeutic value (such as pasteurization, drying or chemical additives).

Our supplier has developed a unique packaging to enable our moor to stay naturally fresh by packaging moor mud into 250 mililiter (8.5 oz) sized in plastic tubes, often lovingly called "sausages" by our customers. This size is enough for typical home bath or one full body treatment.
While it might look strange at first, this packaging offers many benefits: 

What are the plants in your area that are found in the peat?
While the area's flora is typical of central Europe (Czech Republic, Austria etc…), the current flora may not be represented in the peat as thru the times of forming, our peat beds were covered with fresh water and many of the botanical species may not be in existence today. Although small in area, the Czech Republic is rich in varieties of flora. Just in bryophytes (moss) alone, around 848 species exist in the Czech Republic. However, this is only a part of the story as Torf peat is harvested in areas saturated with many mineral springs. These minerals penetrate the peat adding to the therapeutic effect. This explains the high concentrations of spa resorts developed and used since mid 18th century.

Are there any contaminants in the area - is it tested for contaminants? Are there any industrial facilities nearby?
Torf Balneo peat is harvested from areas on the border of the national reserve. By default, this area is free of any industrial activity that could contaminate its surroundings. Also, as any product used in Balneo therapy, Balneo peat has to be tested and approved by appropriate authorities (Czech Ministry of Health - similar to FDA - tests fall under the Czech norm CSN 465730 - tests for levels of moisture, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, toxicity, and irritants). The approval consists of absence or acceptable levels of contaminants, approval of harvesting, handling, manufacturing and storing methods and peat's suitability for therapy - chemical & microbiology tests.

How is it harvested?
Torf peat is harvested by traditional methods
- Layer of suitable peat is identified and tested by standard methods for therapeutic peat (see above)
- Top layer is removed
- Peat is harvested and sorted
- Mechanically stirred into consisted paste and filled into plastic tubes.

How deep in the ground is your product?
It depends on the harvested layer. Again, we emphasize that we do not pretend to have "a magic location" of unheard of quality as is proclaimed by some companies. When we locate a source of peat which seems promising for therapeutic use, it is then tested for stage of decomposition, therapeutic qualities, and contaminants by appropriate lab if it satisfies the standards required. Typical layers may start about 1 meter and continue for a few more. We harvest down to the layers of clay or rock underneath.

Why is your product better than the dry peat products?
Drying Balneo peat breaks down cellular structure, which causes reduced ability to dissolve in water. It sterilizes the peat which reduces its overall effectiveness for therapy. In order to make dry peat absorb any water, it has to be ground to very fine dust particles. While drying (or freeze drying) would reduce the cost of transport and warehousing, Torf Krasno opposes such "cost reduction" as it lowers the quality of products and goes against the tradition of Czech Balneo therapy. Action of Balneo peat is very complex and more then "sum of its parts". Besides the content of chemical elements, there are microbiological elements present in the raw peat which would be eliminated with thermal or drying process.

What is the best way to store it?
Unopened plastic tube or bag (depending on the product), in dry and cool place.

What is the best way to store your product once it is opened - half is usually used for one treatment?
Leave rest of peat in the tube. Seal opened end as much as possible to avoid drying. Store in cool and dry place for no more then 1 month.

Is it best to get the water as hot as possible in the bath or just a nice temperature?
Recommended water temperature by Balneo therapists is about 38ยบ C (nicely warm - watch out for cooling of the bath) as hot water could cause fatigue. Some patients may prefer hotter bath - generally OK but watch for high blood pressure, heart problems and fatigue factor.

Is it good to add sea salts to the bath or does it react with the peat in a negative way?
If desired, salts are OK. Peat is an excellent absorbent, so some of the additives may be absorbed and not released, but typically the patient will experience a higher intensity of the additive, as peat improves efficiency of delivery. Same is true if peat is used in body pack.

What are the most successful conditions treated with peat bath - the most common?
The most common are conditions related to pain treatment - mobility improvement, sports injuries, after surgery, etc. Also general heath maintenance - detoxification, immunity boost etc.

What are the most unsuccessful conditions treated?
Difficult to answer since unsuccessful treatments are usually not repeated, but I guess that treatment of pain as by-product of certain condition is "less" successful as it does not remove the cause of pain and therefore the treatment has to be repeated every time pain returns - gout, some injuries, arthritis etc.

What are other common ways to use the raw peat besides the bath?
Our Balneo peat bath is the finest grain of our peat. It is 100% natural, unaltered Balneo peat and therefore suitable for body masks or packs or poultice or as a base for mixing of different mud wraps or masks. Our peat for thick layer body pack is coarser as it helps to maintain thick layer in warm body pack, but it is not suitable for bath.

Any success or uses with using contrast hydrotherapy (warm then cold) with the Single-Foment packs or just use with one temperature?
Currently not being used as far as we know

Is anything added to the product in packaging?
In Balneo peat bath, no.

How long to keep the Saprox on the feet? Can it stay on all day?
No need to. Use in 10 minute applications. Prolonged application may cause drying of skin - not recommended.
How long to expect the fungus to die and feet to improve given normal one toe infection of athlete's foot.
Our tests in medical practice showed that on average 7 days of daily application is sufficient to eliminate fungus in foot treatment. However, some extreme cases required 10 and one even 14 days to heal completely (case was an old and neglected case of athlete's foot of ex-military personnel).

The face masks - what are the most successful conditions treated?
Mask is deep cleansing - absorption of peat helps detoxification, has peeling action, improved blood circulation and rejuvenates skin. Shown to clear ACNE and some skin imperfections. Also successful in treatment of few cases of psoriasis.

Is it contraindicated in any conditions?
High intensity of the mask may not be suitable for very sensitive skin, although there seems to no allergies associated with Balneo peat.

Face pack and acne - does it make acne better or worse?
Typically improves ACNE condition very quickly.



Bohemian Black found in Western Bohemia contains 40% Kaolinite, 35% Illite, 16% Organic (Humic Acid).

Clays such as Kaolinite and Illite have been used by mankind as a part of natural medicine for tens of thousands of year. Today the art of healing with the Earth is formally known as Pelotherapy, healing clays are used around the world in hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, natural medicine and alternative medicine

Application: Mix 250 ml fango with 125 ml warm water. Add 
5 ml of oil (olive or essential oils). Mix well. Apply with a brush on clean skin. Leave active for 20-30 minutes. Wash-off gently with warm water.


We are currently the EXCLUSIVE distributor of the above mentioned natural products.
If you are interested to sell any of them, we have great discount for BULK purchases. BULK MOOR MUD purchase need not apply for barenaturals reseller program. If you will inquire from our foreign moor mud supplier, you will be referred to us anyway. We respect your privacy and we do not disclose wholesale buyers of any of our products.

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