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)

Watch This Video to Learn 5 Different Ways to Use Sea Moss Gel

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?

COOKING WITH SEA MOSS COOKBOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

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
Apricot Granola
Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings Gluten-Free Vegan with Sea Moss Good Food Baddie
Crispy Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings
Chocolate Banana Energy Smoothie with Maca by Good Food Baddie Capri Lilly
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • 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. 

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal

Please refer to my Nutrition Disclaimer Here.

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110 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I had no idea of the health benefits! I will definitely be looking into this some more, as it sounds like a fantastic thing to introduce into our diet!

      1. Hi I wanted to know if you have any suggestions I just bought some Sea moss and I tried it in my smoothie and the taste is not that great. I wanted to see how can I get it so it’s not so salty tasting. So I can continue drinking it so I can see if it helps me I don’t know if it’s just not mixed good enough.

        1. I also wanted to add I only took it twice so far I want to see if it helps with energy which I have heard and all the other benefits.

        2. Hi Gigi! To reduce the salty taste you have to clean the sea moss several times before soaking it. You can put it in a large bowl and cover it with spring water and add 1 lime. Then massage it and clean out any debris or visible dirt. Do this a few times before preparing the sea moss gel to reduce the salty taste.

  2. 5 stars
    I have never heard of sea moss gel before! Was very interesting to read about it. This recipe sounds so good! Wonder where I can get some?

  3. 5 stars
    Hi GFB! Just found your blog! Lovely! Just getting into sea moss and found this helpful – thanks for posting such a delish green smoothie! Thanku!

    1. Hi! I am not sure exactly what you mean. However, I use Sea Moss as a natural superfood to add to my daily diet, similar to Moringa, Maca, Bladderwrack, and other superfoods. I find it easiest, and my favorite, to consume daily in smoothies.

  4. 5 stars
    I had no idea sea moss had so many health benefits! This drink sounds like a delicious way to get your vitamins and nutrients!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow what a great post on sea moss. So informative and loved getting all the details and about its uses. Nice recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    That is great that I have stumbled upon this post – really needed to find out more about using the sea moss – thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    I had never heard of sea moss until i came across this info! Thank you for explaining it 🙂 Definately sounds like this is something that would benefit everyone. Will be ordering some soon!

  8. 4 stars
    Very good recipe. One word of distinction, there are more than one species of sea moss. The colder north Atlantic is home to “true” Irish sea moss (chondrus chrispus). The warmer Mid-Atlantic waters is home to Sea Moss (Genus Gracilaria) that is also commonly called “Irish Sea Moss) The nutritional values appear to be the same, so it is really just semantics. (but being accurate, especially on the internet, is worthwhile and instructive)

    1. Yes, I mentioned Chondrus Crispus which grows along the Atlantic shorelines of the Caribbean Islands, North America, Europe, and is most commonly used. You are correct in stating there are various types of sea moss and, more importantly, they all have the same nutritional value. Thanks for leaving a comment!

    1. Definitely try the Blueberry Chia Jam! You can’t taste the sea moss in the jam, but you still get all its incredible nutrients! Plus, you get the nutrients from the blueberries and chia seeds! 🙂

  9. Hello, I enjoyed your video. When making fruit infused sea moss how much fresh fruit should be used or it just a matter of taste as well as superfood additions? Thank you

  10. 5 stars
    What an informative post! I have already ordered my sea moss online, I can’t wait to try out all the lovely ways suggested in the post; starting with the Irish cream.

  11. 5 stars
    I never knew anything about sea moss until I started following you! Thank you for sharing the benefits and uses!

  12. 5 stars
    You taught me something new! I love that I have many different ways to use Sea moss gel, AND that it’s beneficial to my health! I was especially surprised at using it with elderberry and it being so tasty!

  13. 5 stars
    Such an informative post! I love all five methods but i loved loved loved the smoothie most! It is so delicious and nutritious too! My gut health seems alot better now!

  14. 5 stars
    I loved the sea moss in your chocolate raspberry sea moss smoothie, but I had no idea it was useful in skin care! I will definitely be trying that sea moss and turmeric face mask next!!

  15. 5 stars
    I finally jumped on your train and tried sea moss! The best part is that all of your instructions were super simple to follow and it turned out perfect. I now use the sea moss gel in my smoothies I’ve used it in some of my soups it’s delicious, and makes me feel healthy eating it!

  16. can you eat sea moss raw right after you wash it clean, like in a salad or just on a plate for a snack. will you damage your stomach. i have been eating it like that without cooking it should I stop

    1. Hi! Eating raw sea moss that has been cleaned and soaked (for at least 12-24 hrs) or sea moss gel is perfectly fine! I am not sure if raw sea moss that had not been soaked or boiled is safe for consumption.

  17. Hello, thanks for this information! I bought some sea moss with bladderwrack and burdock root in it, but the serving size says 1 teaspoon. Everywhere I’ve looked says serving size is 1-2 tablespoons, including here. Would there be a reason for using such a smaller amount? The brand is Wixar.

  18. How much sea moss gel should I put into my smoothies? This is my first time trying it out.

  19. Hi
    I have been having sea moss in my diet for a month now and yes I am pleasantly surprised. I would like to try the face mask. how long do u recommend to keep this mask on your face and do u then wash it off with plain water? Also you mentioned you can apply gel to your skin. Do you use this as a cream or does this need to be washed off after a few minutes?

    1. Hi Bal! The face mask is one of my favorite ways to use sea moss outside of eating it! 🙂 You can leave the face mask on for 10-15 minutes, or until it dries. Then you can wash it off with plain water. Sea moss is great for the skin, but like aloe Vera gel, when it dries, it flakes up. So I like to rinse it off.

  20. Thanks for the great content and info about Sea Moss. For the Jamaican Irish Moss Drink recipe, I have Sea Moss powder. Do you have any suggestions on how many (tsp or tbsp) I should use for the recipe?

    1. Hi Anaya! You’re welcome! It depends on the brand of sea moss powder you have, but typically 1-2 tsp sea moss powder (for 2 servings of the Irish Moss drink) should work great! *recommended daily dose of sea moss is 4 to 8 grams.

  21. Hi Capri – thanks for your response. I have Red’s Kitchen Sink (cell fuel 102, sea moss powder blend). The container has a small scoop that measures 4g. I’ll try it and see how it goes :).
    Thank you.

  22. Hi Capri – I tried it with minor changes. I used unsweetened coconut milk, I did not have almond milk, and 1 scoop of the sea moss powder blend. The first blend was not sweet enough for my taste, so I added 5 more dates, for a total of 8 dates :). It was ok, but I think I have to get used to the taste. I’m all in for the health benefits of sea moss. I will try it warm as well to drink it during the winter months. Thank you.

    1. Hi Ayana! Thanks for leaving a review! If you’re looking for something a little sweeter you should try my blueberry chia sea moss jam, or some of the smoothies I have on my site! I think you’d like those 🙂

  23. 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 🙂

  24. 5 stars
    Truly appreciate the way you have described everything that really helped. Looking forward for more of such in future too.

  25. 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.

    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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

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