Learn 5 different ways to use Sea Moss Gel! Sea moss, also known as Irish Sea Moss, is an incredible superfood with a wide range of health benefits and many uses! In addition to sharing 5 ways to use sea moss gel, we also share how to make the ultra-delicious and popular Jamaican Irish Moss Drink!

If you want more ways to easily incorporate sea moss into your daily diet, check out our cookbook: Cooking With Sea Moss! The cookbook contains over 50 plant-based, gluten-free recipes that all incorporate sea moss! Many are alkaline and Top 8 allergen friendly!

Cleaned Sea Moss (before soaking)
Cleaned Sea Moss (before soaking)

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Sea Moss, also known as Chondrus Crispus, is a red algae that grows along Atlantic shorelines of the Caribbean Islands, North America, Europe. It has incredible health benefits and endless uses! 

Close up of Sea Moss Gel
Freshly Made Sea Moss Gel

Sea moss has become increasingly popular due to Dr. Sebi’s teachings on the healing properties of sea moss. If you would like to know more about sea moss, including how to make sea moss gel, take a look at my post: Sea Moss Benefits + How to Make Sea Moss Gel (cold soak method)

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If you’re not familiar with Irish Sea Moss, here are a few of its amazing benefits:

Sea Moss Benefits

  • Sea Moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals that our bodies need like zinc, iodine, iron, and more!
  • It is rich in amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals.  
  • It helps reduce inflammation 
  • It helps your body get rid of excess mucus (which is great, especially when you have a cold!)
  • It is great for respiratory health
  • It helps get rid of bad bacteria in the gut and increases digestive health
  • When applied to the skin, it helps improve eczema, psoriasis, and acne breakouts
Irish Sea Moss Gel and Soaked

What is Sea Moss Gel

Sea Moss Gel is simply soaked sea moss blended with water. You can always add bladderwrack or elderberry to your sea moss to give it even more of a nutrient boost. You can also buy Sea Moss in powder or pill form.

I prefer to buy raw dried sea moss and make my own sea moss gel. It’s super easy and allows me to use it in any way I’d like. If you’re a visual learner, here’s a step-by-step video of how to make sea moss gel: How to Prepare and Make Sea Moss Gel.

Where Do You Buy Sea Moss

When buying Sea Moss online, it is extremely important to buy it from a reputable source! The last thing you want is to ingest fake sea moss — sea moss should not have a chlorine smell or appear flakey! 

You can sometimes find sea moss at your local health food store. Sea Moss has become very popular. Many health food stores sell either raw sea moss or sea moss gel. You can find Sea Moss Gel in specialty markets like Erewhon or some Whole Foods.

How Much Sea Moss To Take Daily?

The recommended amount of sea moss gel to take daily is 1-2 tablespoons or 4 to 8 grams per day. 

What Are 5 Different Ways To Use Sea Moss Gel

  • Add To Drinks Like Smoothies, Teas, and Coffee
  • Use as a thickening agent when making foods like jam, soups, porridge, and gel-like desserts
  • Use it as an egg replacement. Works perfectly as a binder, especially when cooking vegan dishes
  • Use as a face mask. Mix sea moss gel with smashed avocado, honey, aloe gel, turmeric, or simply use it on its own.
  • Add to water when watering house plants
Irish Moss Drink

1. Try the Traditional Jamaican Irish Moss Drink

The Jamaican Irish Moss Drink, also known as a love potion, is made with a blend of non-dairy milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. It is super tasty, vegan, and gluten-free! If you’re interested in trying it, the recipe for the traditional Jamaican Sea Moss Drink is listed below.

2. You can use Sea Moss Gel in a Smoothie

The easiest and my favorite way to enjoy the benefits of sea moss is to put it in a smoothie! Because sea moss is so light in taste, whatever fruits and vegetables you use in the smoothie will mask the taste of the sea moss. The most popular sea moss smoothie recipes on my site are the Chocolate Raspberry Sea Moss Smoothie and my Blueberry Sea Moss Smoothie. They are delicious and filled with tons of essential omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, and antioxidants!

I also share 16 of my favorite smoothie recipes, many of which include sea moss gel in this post: 16 Healthy Superfood Smoothie Recipes!

3. Sea Moss Gel is a Natural Thickening Agent

Sea moss, often called “vegan gelatin”, has a mucilaginous and gel-like consistency, and thus can be used to thicken foods. It’s perfect for thickening soups, stews, drinks, ice cream, and more.  

I like to add sea moss to my Superfood Blueberry Chia Jam. It’s made with nutrient-rich chia seeds, blueberries, and with the addition of sea moss it is incredibly nutritious and it tastes amazing. (I can’t taste the sea moss at all in this!)

Sea moss as thickening agent in jam

4. Use Sea Moss Gel for Watering Plants

Try adding sea moss to the water when watering your plants! Sea moss is wonderful for the soil and provides the plants with a ton of nutrients. I water my plants with sea moss water about once a month. I simply mix 1-2 tablespoons of sea moss gel into a half gallon of water and use it to water my plants. I’ve seen tremendous growth from my plant babies; they look beautiful!

using sea moss gel to water plants
outdoor vegetable garden

5. Sea Moss Gel Face Mask

Sea Moss is not only great for ingesting, but it does wonders for your skin. Because sea moss helps your body produce collagen, it has been nicknamed “vegan collagen”.   Of course, you can ingest it and glow from the inside out, but you can also apply it directly to your face for even more of a glow! 

Sea moss and turmeric face mask recipe

About 1-2 times a week, mix 2 tablespoon of sea moss with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and use that as a mask. The sea moss helps to moisturize your skin and the turmeric is antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties so it helps to clear or reduce breakouts! It’s the perfect combination to give your skin a beautiful glow! 

Sea Moss Face Mask recipe

Want More Ways To Use Sea Moss?


I released a cookbook that highlights ways sea moss can be used in everyday cooking! The cookbook has over 50 plant-based, gluten-free, vegan recipes! 

If you are looking for exciting and flavorful ways to incorporate Irish sea moss into your daily diet, then this is the book for you! Sea moss takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked or blended with, so you will not be able to taste the sea moss in any of the recipes. You’ll only taste ultra-satisfyingly delicious food packed with amazing nutrients! 

Check out the Cookbook: COOKING WITH SEA MOSS | AMAZON

Cooking with Sea Moss Front Cover
The cookbook includes many alkaline recipes!
how to cook with sea moss
Gluten Free Homemade Granola with Sea Moss in Yogurt
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Chocolate Maca Smoothie

I hope you enjoy these 5 Different Ways To Use Sea Moss Gel! If you try the Jamaican Sea Moss Drink or any of the 5 ways, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Leave a quick review & star rating ★ below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

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Jamaican Irish Moss Drink

The Jamaican Irish Moss Drink, also known as a love potion, is made with a blend of non-dairy milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. It is super tasty, vegan, and gluten-free!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 1/3 cup Sea Moss Gel
  • 1 1/2 cup Almond Milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 3 Pitted Dates or 1.5 tbsp agave syrup, plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp Pinch of Nutmeg


  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add more non-dairy milk if it is too thick. Enjoy!


YouTube video


  • To make Sea Moss Gel, follow my recipe here.
  • You can store the drink in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to 48 hours. 
  • Feel free to add more maple syrup to sweetened the drink to your liking.
  • You can also enjoy the drink warm by pouring the mixture in a saucepan and warming over medium-low heat. 


Calories: 96kcal

Please refer to my Nutrition Disclaimer Here.

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  1. 5 stars
    Adding sea moss gel to my daily drinks and food to reduce inflammation sounds promising. I really like those recipes, especially the one face mask recipe with turmeric. Might try that one next time or alternate with my moisturizing mask. Love the idea of incorporating more sea moss into my routines. And thanks to my sea moss supplement and these recipes, I’m on the right track.

  2. am akeberet that is from Eritrea my brother sent two bags of sea row moss and i don’t know haw can i use it i asked to my brother but am not sathesfaied about his response please tell me haw can i use it

    1. Hi Rine, you can always put it in a freezer-safe bag and freeze it for up to 3 months. Or you can make it into a gel and freeze the gel in a mason jar for up to 3 months.

  3. I been eating seamoss for a week. Just 1 tablespoon is that enough..and should I eat it everyday? I don’t put it in anything just eat it out the jar is that okay?

    1. Hi Betty! With anything, you should do what works best for you. The daily recommended amount is 1 -2 tbsp a day. Some people start with 1-2 teaspoons and work their way up to 1-2 tablespoons to see how their body responds. You can certainly eat it on its own or mix it into tea, smoothies, coffee, or juices.

  4. 5 stars
    Truly appreciate the way you have described everything that really helped. Looking forward for more of such in future too.

  5. Hi There!

    I am soaking my Sea Moss as we speak 🙂 Once it’s blended into the gel – how long will it last in the refrigerator?

    Can’t wait to learn more 🙂

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