8 Ways to Use Sea Moss Gel in Your Daily Routine
Last updated on December 19, 2022
Are you looking for different ways you can use sea moss and get the most out of its health benefits? Well, look no further; we’ve got you covered!
In this blog, we share tips and inspirations on how to best use sea moss gel at home. So whether you are an avid coffee or smoothie drinker, a fine cook, or a beauty hack addict, here are 8 ways to use sea moss in your daily routine.
Why You Should Use Sea Moss
Sea moss, also known as Chondrus crispus or Irish moss, is an edible seaweed found along the rocky Atlantic coasts. While the Irish and Caribbean people have been using it as a natural medicine and beauty product for centuries, it became popular in the U.S.A only a few years ago.
So, before learning how to use sea moss, let’s zoom in on its potential health benefits.
Sea Moss Benefits for Health
Sea moss is one of the most nutrient-rich foods you can find, as it contains 92 of the 102 minerals and vitamins our body needs to function. Naturally, consuming such a nutritional powerhouse comes with an extended list of potential health benefits, including but not limited to the following:
- Immunity boost
- Thyroid support
- Weight loss
- Gut health
- Fertility improvement
- Heart health, diabetes, and cholesterol
- Skin and hair appearance
While it's generally considered a safe ingredient and has few side effects, it’s best to know how to use sea moss the right way to maximize its impact on our health.
How to Use Sea Moss Gel?
Sea moss can be used in many ways, including orally and topically. The exceptional variety of nutrients it contains makes it a very versatile ingredient that's as good for your body as for your skin, hair, nails, mental health, and even for your plants!
Here are the 8 most common and effective ways to use sea moss gel at home:
1. Eat Sea Moss Gel by Itself
Organics Nature's Premium Sea Moss Gel Can Be Eaten By Itself
The purest and easiest way to consume sea moss gel is to eat it straight by itself. Sea moss can indeed be eaten without the need for other foods, and you can simply take 2 tablespoons daily directly from the jar.
However, some people do not especially enjoy the taste of sea moss gel. While it’s very subtle and far from the strong ocean taste of raw sea moss, it may have a trace of seaweed taste when taken on its own.
If that’s bothering you, there are other ways to consume Irish moss gel, including mixing the gel with foods or drinks, taking fruit-infused or flavored sea moss gel, or purchasing sea moss capsules or gummies.
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2. Use Sea Moss Gel in Smoothies
One of the best and most popular ways to eat sea moss gel is to add it to smoothies. The gel dissolves easily in water, so it’s actually good for any kind of drink, including smoothies, juices, or even tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Making sea moss smoothies is ridiculously easy! All you have to do is add two tablespoons of sea moss gel to your favorite smoothie recipe and blend all the ingredients together.
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The great thing about Organics Nature sea moss gel is that it is tasteless, so it won’t alter the flavor of your drinks. But your smoothie's nutritional value will increasetremendously thanks to the 92 minerals and vitamins naturally present in Chondrus crispus.
3. Cook with Sea Moss
A lot of people wonder if they can cook with sea moss. The answer is a massive yes! Sea moss is an edible seaweed and a great addition to your food. Like kelp, wakame, or nori, it can be eaten raw (fresh or dry) in a seaweed salad, for example, or you can add its gel to any food recipe.
We're particularly fond of sea moss cookies and cheesecakes for the sweet tooth.
4. Use Sea Moss as a Thickening Agent
Sea moss is widely used as a thickener in the food industry. Its high content of carrageenan, a mucilaginous body, gives it its jelly consistency when boiled or blended with water. So you often find it on the ingredient lists of industrial ice creams or soups, for example.
But you can use it as a food thickener at home too! It’s an all-natural and nutritious alternative to gelatin or other artificial thickeners. Vegan cooks like to use a few tablespoons of sea moss gel to thicken puddings, gelatin desserts, jam, sauces, soups, curries, stews, etc. It's 100% vegan and gluten-free!
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5. Have a Sea Moss & Collagen Coffee
Another easy and efficient way to consume sea moss is to add it to your morning cup of coffee. And we’ve got the perfect product for that! Because we love taking sea moss coffee, we’ve formulated a vanilla & caramel-flavored sea moss and collagen powder.
Simply add one scoop of Organics Nature's Sea moss powder to your coffee, stir well, and enjoy! It’s enriched with collagen peptides for a 2-in-1 superfood coffee with a pleasant vanilla-caramel flavor.
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6. Use Sea Moss Gel on your Skin
Applying it topically is a surprising yet brilliant way to use sea moss gel. Indeed, sea moss isn’t good for health only! It’s also a fantastic all-natural skincare product with incredible benefits for the skin.
Besides being an excellent moisturizer, sea moss gel has potent anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated and sensitive skin prone to eczema and psoriasis. Its high sulfur content also makes it one of the best natural acne-fighting agents.
You may have read that sea moss is one of the “best sources of plant-based collagen." That's because the zinc and vitamin C it contains are proven to improve the body's collagen production. Ultimately, numerous skincare products use sea moss as an anti-aging and skin-tightening ingredient.
Getting rid of harsh face cleansers and moisturizers and using sea moss gel instead - as a face mask or a gentle sea moss soap bar - can improve your skin health and appearance in a few days only.
Related article: How to make a sea moss face mask?
7. Use Sea Moss Gel on your Hair
You can use sea moss gel on your hair too! It's a natural source of vitamins A and E, known to combat oxidative stress, the primary underlying cause of hair loss.
Sea moss gel is an excellent, all-natural hair product that makes your hair smooth, manageable, deeply nourished, and protected. You can use it as a hair serum, leave-in conditioner, or pre-shower hair mask.
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8. Use Sea Moss Water for the Plants!
Not only is sea moss good for you, but it's also good for your plants! Sea moss water is packed with wonderful nutrients for the soil and plants. Simply mix 4 tablespoons of sea moss gel into a half gallon of water and use about once a month to water your indoor and outdoor plants.
How to Use other Forms of Sea Moss
Sea moss products come in a wide variety of forms, including raw, gel, capsules, powder, and gummies. Each form of sea moss has its own advantages and inconveniences you can learn about in our related article below. Here's how to use them:
Related article: Sea moss gel vs. capsules vs. powder: which is better?
How to use sea moss powder?
Sea moss powder is made from fresh sea moss harvested in the ocean that has been sundried and ground into a fine powder. It can be used orally or topically.
Before eating sea moss powder, you must mix it with drinks or foods. To apply sea moss powder on your skin or hair, you must reconstitute sea moss gel first by mixing the powder with water and waiting for it to thicken. However, we find using sea moss gel more convenient.
Organics Nature’s sea moss powder is enriched with collagen peptides. Simply add 1 scoop to your smoothies, coffee, or drinks and get all these minerals and vitamins your body needs to function!
You can also use sea moss powder to water the plants. Add a few tablespoons of powder to the water before watering the plants.
How to take sea moss capsules?
Sea moss capsules are encapsulated sea moss powder. They’re the most convenient way to eat sea moss. All you have to do is swallow 2 pills a day with some water.
Organics Nature’s capsules are dosed out to the milligram and contain exactly 10000 mg of sea moss powder each, enriched with 300 mg of bladderwrack powder and 200 mg of burdock root powder.
How to eat raw sea moss?
Like most edible seaweeds, sea moss can also be consumed raw, fresh, or dry. But be aware that raw sea moss can be very salty and taste very strong, kind of like oysters or clams.
Fresh sea moss has a soft gelatinous texture, while it's crunchy when dried. Either way, you can add raw sea moss to salads and soups or even cook it like pasta!
You are definitely not limited to just the 8 ways of using sea moss we’ve shared above.Because it’s such a nutrient-rich and safe ingredient, you can experiment with your sea moss,try out new recipes, and get creative with it.
We’d be happy to learn how you use sea moss at home! Share your tips and advice in the comment section below.