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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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. 

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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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88 comments

Sea Moss Benefits + How to Make Sea Moss Gel (the right way!!) - Good Food Baddie October 9, 2020 - 5:49 pm

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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!

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Capri Lilly October 9, 2020 - 10:00 pm

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

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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.

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Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:07 am

Thank You, Kasy! 🙂

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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!

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Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:02 am

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Capri Lilly October 10, 2020 - 2:01 am

Hi Emily! I am glad you liked the post!

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Heather October 10, 2020 - 3:19 am

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

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Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:29 am

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

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Robin February 6, 2021 - 8:23 pm

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This Jamaican Irish Moss is amazing. I never knew however you could use it topically! Can’t wait to try the face mask.

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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?

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Fontae October 11, 2020 - 3:22 am

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

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Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:29 am

Oat milk would work great!

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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!

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Capri Lilly October 12, 2020 - 3:30 am

Hi Sherry! I am glad you enjoyed the post!

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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.

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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!

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Capri Lilly November 30, 2020 - 4:08 pm

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

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Janice White February 26, 2021 - 10:06 pm

Hi can you use Sea moss in hot drinks like tea or coffee?

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Capri Lilly February 26, 2021 - 11:40 pm

Hi Janice! Yes, definitely! Enjoying sea moss in tea or coffee is great, especially if you don’t mind the taste.

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Carmen Avila November 30, 2020 - 12:34 pm

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

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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. 🙂

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CV December 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm

should sea moss be used as a food replacement?

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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.

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Renia February 4, 2021 - 2:44 am

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Love all the variety this post offers. The gummies topped my list. So yummy. The face mask is next!

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Capri Lilly February 4, 2021 - 6:16 am

The face mask is great! I hope you enjoy!

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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!

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Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:04 pm

Hi Alison, it is! And it’s so tasty!

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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!

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Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:06 pm

Hi Wanda! I am glad you enjoyed the post!

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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.

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Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:07 pm

Thank you, Roxana!

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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!

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Capri Lilly January 4, 2021 - 11:07 pm

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

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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!

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Lovie Smith January 5, 2021 - 2:33 am

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Sounds good I must try sea moss

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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!

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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?

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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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sharkey February 2, 2021 - 2:26 pm

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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)

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Capri Lilly February 2, 2021 - 7:47 pm

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!

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Britney Brown February 3, 2021 - 10:31 pm

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I use the sea moss in my smoothies! I actually tried the sea moss gummies that you posted too, both are so good!

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Capri Lilly February 4, 2021 - 12:42 am

That makes me so happy! I am glad you enjoyed the sea moss gummies! & enjoy sea moss in your smoothies

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Chef Mireille February 4, 2021 - 12:07 am

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That smoothie was so good. Next on my list is definitely the Blueberry Chia Jam as I make it regularly but this will be my first time adding some irish moss into it!

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Capri Lilly February 4, 2021 - 12:44 am

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! 🙂

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LORETTIA SMITH February 4, 2021 - 6:32 am

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

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Marta February 4, 2021 - 11:22 pm

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I used to hang with a large group of Rastas from Jamaica and Irish sea moss was a staple in their diets. This reminded me so much of them.

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Kate February 6, 2021 - 5:12 pm

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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.

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Capri Lilly February 6, 2021 - 5:22 pm

Hi Kate! I am glad you found the post helpful! The Irish Moss drink is one of my favorites! I hope you enjoy it!

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Crystal DaCruz February 8, 2021 - 1:48 am

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

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Capri Lilly February 8, 2021 - 2:31 am

Hi Crystal! You’re so welcome! I am glad you found the information useful!

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Mila February 8, 2021 - 4:05 pm

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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!

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Capri Lilly February 8, 2021 - 8:43 pm

Hi Mila! I am happy to help! And I love sea moss and elderberry together too! Such a nutrient dense combo!

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Kaluhi February 8, 2021 - 5:04 pm

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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!

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Capri Lilly February 8, 2021 - 8:42 pm

That’s great to hear, Kaluhi!

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Eric & Shanna Jones February 8, 2021 - 5:12 pm

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I learned so much about sea moss! We are all about adding a nutritional boost to our morning smoothies, and we did just that! Thanks for sharing all the details about this superfood.

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Capri Lilly February 8, 2021 - 8:42 pm

Anytime! I am happy you found the information helpful!

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Chenée Lewis February 9, 2021 - 7:07 am

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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!!

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Capri Lilly February 9, 2021 - 9:41 pm

It is my favorite mask to do weekly! I hope you enjoy!

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Jazz February 10, 2021 - 5:41 pm

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This was so helpful. I’ve been wanting to try sea moss gel but not sure where to start. Thanks!

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Tamara February 10, 2021 - 7:56 pm

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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!

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Capri Lilly February 10, 2021 - 8:19 pm

I am so happy you gave it a try and that my post was helpful to you! I love adding sea moss to my smoothies and as a thickener in soup!

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Wendy February 22, 2021 - 10:26 pm

Your way to use sea moss are great thank you for the intro

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Remy Ray February 23, 2021 - 4:51 pm

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These were such great tips, I enjoy sea moss in my smoothies!

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Capri Lilly February 23, 2021 - 4:55 pm

Hi Remy! That’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy it as well!

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Janet March 20, 2021 - 12:36 pm

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

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Capri Lilly March 20, 2021 - 7:01 pm

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.

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Melody March 22, 2021 - 11:46 am

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.

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Capri Lilly March 22, 2021 - 6:47 pm

Hi Melody! I am not sure. That is a great question to ask the brand! 🙂

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Deneen Reed-Woodberry April 6, 2021 - 10:24 am

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

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Capri Lilly April 6, 2021 - 3:31 pm

Hi Deneen, 1-2 tablespoons is great to add to your smoothies.

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Diane April 18, 2021 - 7:40 pm

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I have been drinking sea moss for 6 weeks now and this has changed my life.

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:10 pm

Hi Diane! That’s so great to hear!

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Bal May 22, 2021 - 5:22 pm

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?

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Capri Lilly May 22, 2021 - 10:23 pm

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.

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Jon McCormick May 25, 2021 - 3:15 pm

Can I just eat sea moss raw without putting it in anything.

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Capri Lilly May 26, 2021 - 1:11 am

Hi Jon, you can most certainly eat sea moss gel or soaked sea moss by itself. 🙂

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