There are a couple of methods you can follow for making our premium Sea Moss Gel. It’s fairly simple to do, and basically requires you to wash your seaweed, soak it or boil it (I’ll let you know which method I prefer later, and why), and then blend it.
I’ve got 2 methods I’ll look at here with you, so let’s get started.
Making Your Own Gel – Method 1: Raw
Take some Sea Moss from your sealed container. I use about 30 grams (0.1 ounce) of Sea Moss at a time. This will make about 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of Sea Moss Gel.
The amount that you choose to use will depend on what you’re wanting to do with it. I use this over the course of a week. Some people will use this amount in one recipe.
Vigorously clean the seaweed in fresh clean alkaline water to get the excess salt and sand off. Sometime there may be impurities but they should come off easily.
When the Sea Moss is dried it you can man handle it a bit. So give it a good clean. You might like to do this a couple of times.
Using alkalized filtered water, cover the Sea Moss and allow to soak for twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours. I have found that the longer you soak it, the easier it blends. However, I do not go past 48 hours. I have left this for 72 hours to see how it would fair, and it did not turn out well.
As the Sea Moss expands you will need to add more water to cover it. It may be helpful sometime to put something heavy like a side plate over the seaweed to help keep it submerged.
Alternatively, you could soak your seaweed in a jar that has been filled to the top with fresh water, with a lid firmly attached.
Over time the Sea Moss will become a little slimy to touch. Also it will be easier to break the thallus with your finger.
When the Sea Moss is soft enough, put it into a blender with a little water. Initially I like to pulse the blender to chop the seaweed up a bit. Blend the Sea Moss for about 5 minutes.
Check the consistency of the gel. If you want it to be more liquid, just add some of the water that you soaked the seaweed in, into the gel mixture. Remember, it is easier to add more water than to take it out, so go slowly until you get the desired consistency.
Pour the gel into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
Gel Preparation Note
- If you neglect to clean your seaweed properly, you will find that the Sea Moss Gel may be gritty and very salty.
- You may use less water, the Sea Moss Gel will set firm. If you used more water, the gel will be more pasty. This really comes down to preference and how you want to use it.
I prefer my Sea Moss Gel to be a little pasty and smooth because I apply it to my skin after I’ve had my evening shower as a moisturiser. This gives me all the benefits of a collagen stimulating lotion without the toxins and chemicals. 
Making Your Own Gel – Method 2: Cooked
As above: Thoroughly clean your Sea Moss in fresh clean water to remove any impurities and salt. Using alkaline filtered water, cover the Irish Sea Moss and allow to soak for four (4) to six (6) hours.
Transfer the water and Sea Moss into a pot and allow to simmer for fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minutes. Top up the water as needed. Allow the water level to reduce to a small amount.
Take the Sea Moss and water mixture off the heat and allow to cool. Once the Sea Moss has cooled sufficiently, transfer the mixture to your blender. Blend the Sea Moss in to a smooth gel consistency.
Pour the Sea Moss Gel into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
Making Your Own Gel Tips
If you would like to flavour your sea Moss you may wish to add some herbs and spices while boiling. Try some or all of the following:
- cinnamon bark
- bay leaf
- vanilla bean
Add the gel to your favourite dishes and enjoy!
Sea Moss Gel FAQs
What is Sea Moss Gel good for?
Sea Moss is loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and good fatty acids. These all play a part in helping to keep your body healthy and functioning. When you look at the breakdown of this seaweed, you begin to see that it is a powerhouse of marine nutrition.
What happens if you take Sea Moss everyday?
Taking Sea Moss everyday can help to improve various aspects of your health according to the many studies where this seaweed has been researched.
The various properties include supporting gut health and general digestion, stimulating the production of collagen for connective tissue health and younger looking skin, reducing inflammation, and even providing antibacterial support.
Who should not take Sea Moss?
If you are on any kind of heart medication or products to help thin the blood it is not advisable to take Sea Moss. Also, people who have allergies to shell fish or other types of seafood should consider avoiding some species of seaweed too.
Please note: it is important that you seek specialist advice before making any changes to your diet as content provided online in any format that is not crafted specifically to meet your unique needs is very likely to miss something critical. Always speak with your trusteed Doctor or Dietitian first.
Personally I prefer Method 1. This is because I know that I won’t be cooking all the benefits out of the products through basic processing. All the minerals and nutrients remain in tact.
You could also try making your own gel with Elderberry Syrup for added Vitamin C and taste!
If you agree with raw foodies when it comes to preparing Sea Moss in that once you cook it, you’ve killed it, then you may feel the same way about the Sea Moss Gel. After all the main reason most people choose to use and consume Sea Moss is for all its nutritional benefits. Enjoy!
- “Treatment of human skin with an extract of Fucus vesiculosus changes its thickness and mechanical properties” – T. Fujimura, K. Tsukahara, S. Moriwaki, T. Kitahara, T. Sano, Y. Takema, January 2002 [PubMed] [Archive]
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