Make Sea Moss Gel

Posted by VitaminSea on 4/21/2022 to SEAWEED FOR HEALTH
Make Sea Moss Gel
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Spanning over 250 million miles at an average of 2 miles deep, the ocean is a treasure chest of secrets that we are just beginning to crack open.

It's full of plants and animals we've never seen before, in shapes we can hardly imagine! Though it may take centuries to experience all the wonders of this glorious space, there are a few 'ocean secrets' we've managed to tap into.

One such secret is a well-known substance that grows on the rocks in the ocean. It's 'sea moss'!

What is Irish Sea Moss?


Sea Moss, also called 'Irish Moss', is a small bush like red sea vegetable. We call it 'Chondrus crispus'. It grows in inlets, on the rocks, wild harvested by us, in the cold North Atlantic Ocean. Irish moss has been typically harvested for its concentration of carrageenan, a vegan thickening agent used in baking, cosmetics, and other products. Though more research is needed, there are some promising health benefits to the gel form of this underwater ingredient.

What is Sea Moss Gel?


Sea moss gel is simply water and soaked sea moss that has been blended up! It has a thick gel-like texture, is purplish in color, and has a faint 'ocean-like' smell.

Benefits of Sea Moss Gel


Infused with ocean secrets in the form of vitamins and minerals, sea moss gel is a powerhouse of ingredients:

~ 92 of the 102 essential amino acids
 
~ aids digestion
 
~ improves thyroid function
 
~ improves emotional health
 
~ nourish skin
 
~ boost immunity
 
~ anti-bacterial properties
 
~ anti-viral properties
 
~ anti-inflammatory properties
 
~ may raise libido
 
~ iodine
 
~ plethora of antioxidants

All these ingredients combine to help create healthier hair, skin, stronger immune system and boosts energy!

Depending on which health benefit your seeking, you can add Irish Moss to foods, use directly on your skin or hair as an antioxidant-rich mask.

How To Make Sea Moss Gel


Ingredients

3 cups Distilled Water
1 oz. Irish moss
Glass bowl
Plastic wrap
Blender
Airtight storage container (a mason jar works well)

Directions

Step 1: Purchase dried Irish moss from our website

Step 2: Soak. Once you have your Irish moss in hand, you'll need to clean it. Place 1 oz. into a large glass bowl, then pour in 2 cups of distilled water over the top until the moss is completely submerged. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap, then refrigerate for 12-48 hours.

Step 3: Stir. After 12-48 hours, remove the moss from the bowl and drop it into a blender. Add in the 1 cup of distilled water, then blend away! Depending on the texture you’re looking for, blend until you reach the desired consistency. (Less time = chunkier, more time = silky smooth).

Step 4: Store. Your Irish moss gel should be thick and ready to scoop/pour into your airtight container for storage. You can store your gel for up to 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator, using it daily, or as you need.

How To Use Irish Moss Gel


Add 1-2 tablespoons of the gel to smoothies and applesauce, even in coffee, for an added health boost to all your recipes. It doesn't have a particularly strong taste, so your 'ocean secret' should blend into most recipes!

You can also use the gel as a natural hair or face mask to help replenish your cells.

Face mask: Scoop out 1 tbsp. and apply a thin layer to your face. Leave the gel for 5 mins, rinse clean and pat dry.

Hair mask: Scoop out 1-2 tbsp. and work through freshly cleaned hair. Leave on 5 mins. And rinse clean.

What Does The Gel Look, Smell And Taste Like?


Appearance: It will be a purplish color, and thick like sour cream.

Smell: There may be a faint mineral or grassy smell. Most of this smell should diminish significantly after soaking the moss.

Taste: It should have a very mild taste, slightly minerally but not too much like anything!

For even more information regarding Irish Moss, read our blog article, “Sea Moss - Know the Difference”.

Order your Irish Moss from us! Sustainably harvested from the cold North Atlantic Ocean, all natural in either whole leaf, flakes, granulated or powdered form!


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