Customers outraged by Popular Mud Masks Having Toxic Levels Of Lead, Arsenic


Women have been using mud for facials for at least 5,000 years, but there’s one expensive brand of mud the FDA is now recommending consumers throw away, thanks to the toxic substances it contains.

It’s called Black Oxygen Organics, and women around the world have been raving about the product, using it for facials and baths. Some people even drink it as a supplement and brush their teeth with it.

Marc Saint-Onge, the founder of the company, promoted dirt as a miracle treatment for all ailments. The price was $110 per bag.

“We have these therapeutic values in this particular mud,” Saint-Onge said.

Even Joe Rogan, the nation’s No. Joe Rogan, the nation’s No. 1 podcaster was intrigued when a passionate user spoke about it.

So where is the mud from? Inside Edition went to the source to find this out.

As the company’s CEO tells it, the dirt in the products can be traced back to soil scooped out of a peat bog in Ontario, Canada. Experts we spoke with believe that the muck could actually be more dangerous than it is helpful.

After testing revealed that the product contained high levels of arsenic, lead and other elements, the FDA has now instructed customers to dispose of it.

Longtime customer Kara Ogden says she’s infuriated.

“I was drinking it all day every day. The packaging says that you can use up to a tablespoon a day, and that’s what I was doing,” Ogden said.

Lauren Kraft-Anderson said that Black Oxygen was a prenatal and daily supplement that she took when she got pregnant.

“A few days after I found out about the recall, and I stopped taking it, I started to have a miscarriage,”She spoke.

She said she was devastated and will never know if the product is to blame for the miscarriage.

Trekking through the muck in Canada, Inside Edition chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero caught up with the company’s founder, but he didn’t want to talk.

The company has since been shut down, and Saint-Onge has not responded to the lawsuit filed against him.