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5 Different Ways To Use Sea Moss Gel

by Capri Lilly

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! 

Cleaned Sea Moss (before soaking)
Cleaned Sea Moss (before soaking)
This post has been sponsored by Donata Skinfood. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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 (the right way!!). 

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! 

I purchase my Sea Moss from Donata Skinfood. All of the products sold by Donata are natural and vegan, made without any artificial ingredients! If you’re interested in purchasing raw sea moss, I highly recommend Donata Skinfood. 

How Much Sea Moss To Take Daily?

The recommended amount of sea moss gel to take daily is 1-2 tablespoons per day. You can take up to 1/4 cup.

What Are 5 Different Ways To Use Sea Moss Gel

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.

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 recipe on my site is the Chocolate Raspberry Sea Moss Smoothie! It’s so 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!

Sea Moss Gel is a Natural Thickening Agent

Sea moss, often called “vegan gelatin”, has a mucilaginous and gel-like consistency, 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 into 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!) If you’d like the recipe for my Superfood Blueberry Chia Jam, check it out here.

Sea moss as thickening agent in jam

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

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

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! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share it with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

Jamaican Irish Moss Drink
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy Options
Keyword: drink, irish, irish sea moss, jamaican, sea moss, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 2/3 cup Sea Moss Gel
  • 1 1/2 cup Almond Milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 3 Pitted Dates
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg


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



  • 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. 

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Want to learn more about Sea Moss? Check out this post!

How to Make Sea Moss Gel

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Sue October 9, 2020 - 8:39 pm

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Sea moss sounds like something we all should be adding to our diets! Thank you for this great information!

Capri Lilly October 9, 2020 - 10:00 pm

You’re welcome Sue! I hope you enjoy one of these fun ways to use it! 🙂

Kasy October 9, 2020 - 10:35 pm

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You always have interesting, new recipes that are great to read about and taste. This one is pretty awesome.

Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:07 am

Thank You, Kasy! 🙂

Alexandra October 10, 2020 - 12:03 am

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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!

Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:02 am

Definitely do! I am a huge fan of Sea Moss and enjoy it every day!

Gigi January 25, 2021 - 8:12 am

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.

Gigi January 25, 2021 - 8:19 am

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.

Capri Lilly January 26, 2021 - 12:33 am

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.

Emily Flint October 10, 2020 - 1:01 am

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I just learned so much from this post and need sea moss in my diet ASAP!

Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:01 am

Hi Emily! I am glad you liked the post!

Heather October 10, 2020 - 3:19 am

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So interesting! I’d never heard of this until your recipe!

Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:29 am

Hi Heather! I am happy to introduce you and glad you found it interesting!

Amy October 10, 2020 - 5:05 am

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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?

Fontae October 11, 2020 - 3:22 am

Can you give me a substitute for almond milk. My son is allergic to nuts.

Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:29 am

Oat milk would work great!

Sherry Ronning October 11, 2020 - 9:41 pm

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Very informative post!! I learned several new ways to use Sea Moss. Thanks for sharing!

Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:30 am

Hi Sherry! I am glad you enjoyed the post!

Swathi October 12, 2020 - 7:45 pm

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This sea moss gel drink looks delicous I am going to check it out where I can buy this.

Capri Lilly October 13, 2020 - 6:36 pm

Definitely do! I brought my Sea Moss from Donata Skinfood

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sarah m mosk November 29, 2020 - 7:32 pm

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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!

Capri Lilly November 30, 2020 - 4:08 pm

Hi Sarah! THank you! I am glad you found the information helpful!

Carmen Avila November 30, 2020 - 12:34 pm

hey love what kind of camera do you use the quality is amazing

Capri Lilly November 30, 2020 - 4:09 pm

Hi Carmen! I use a Canon Eos M50. The camera equipment I use is linked in my shop page under photography. 🙂

CV December 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm

should sea moss be used as a food replacement?

Capri Lilly December 28, 2020 - 12:38 am

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.

Alison January 4, 2021 - 10:20 pm

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

Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:04 pm

Hi Alison, it is! And it’s so tasty!

Wanda January 4, 2021 - 10:29 pm

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I learned so much from reading this post! I am now on the hunt for Sea Moss!

Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:06 pm

Hi Wanda! I am glad you enjoyed the post!

Roxana January 4, 2021 - 10:35 pm

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

Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:07 pm

Thank you, Roxana!

Mahy January 4, 2021 - 10:39 pm

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

Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:07 pm

Hi Mahy! I am glad you found the post helpful!

Beth January 4, 2021 - 11:26 pm

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This is so helpful! I can’t wait to show my daughter some of these ideas! So excited!

Lovie Smith January 5, 2021 - 2:33 am

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Sounds good I must try sea moss

Jen January 5, 2021 - 9:01 pm

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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!

Capri Lilly January 5, 2021 - 9:03 pm

You’re welcome! I am glad you found the post helpful!

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Angela January 18, 2021 - 2:31 pm

If I put it in hot tea, will it decrease the benefits of the sea moss gel?

Capri Lilly January 18, 2021 - 5:02 pm

No, putting sea moss gel in tea is a great way to enjoy sea moss!


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