2 Simple Steps to Make Your Own Amazing Sea Moss Face Mask

Come closer, I’m going to share my little secret with you! How to make your own Sea Moss Face Mask using Irish Sea Moss Gel, chlorella, spirulina, maca, turmeric, kelp, and bentonite clay.

This Sea Moss face mask DIY is even great for men. You can see in the photos here the results that Matt was able to get in a short timeframe. You can check out his story about how this worked as a topical application after using a salve.

So let’s jump straight in if you just want to get the ‘how to’ steps. If you’re after more about variations and when I choose to apply this face mask, read on.

Sea Moss Face Mask Beauty Routine

These days my beauty routine always includes Sea Moss. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own Sea Moss Face Mask, this is what I’m about to reveal.

I put Sea Moss Gel on my face, neck, and decolletage every night. The steps outlined below are by far the quickest and easiest way to make a Sea Moss Face Mask in my opinion.

One thing I really like about this is that you can make it as thick or thin as you like. Personally, I like a thin gel but I know other people that prefer a thicker viscosity. If you would rather buy pre-made Sea Moss Gel, then you’ve got plenty of choices too.

When you discover how Sea Moss is so good for your insides, why wouldn’t you use it on your skin as well?

A Sea Moss mask helps to improve your skin’s firmness, reduces pore size, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Let’s get into making your Sea Moss Face Mask!

Step 1 – Make Your Sea Moss Gel


How to Make Sea Moss Gel

Total Time: 1 day, 12 hours and 15 minutes

Wash and Soak your Sea Moss Gel

Time = 5 Min: Wash and soak approximately 30g of your Super Dry Sea Moss to prepare for making it into a gel.
Time = 24 Hours: Soak your Sea Moss in clean water. Make sure it is completely submerged. Do not soak for longer than 48 hours as this is likely to cause your Sea Moss to smell bad. 24 hours should be enough.

Blend your Sea Moss in to a Smooth Gel

Time = 2 Min: After removing your Sea Moss from the water it has been soaking in, add it to your blender and pour in approximately 1 cup of fresh water.

Blend until Smooth

Time = 6 Min: Keep blending your Sea Moss until it has a smooth texture. You may need to use a spatula to scrape down the edges of your blender. Adding more water will make your gel thinner and runnier. Be careful not to add too much.

Decant and allow to Rest

Time = 2 Min: Pour your Sea Moss Gel into a clean jar. This should pour out of the blender with a fluidity like cream. It should not be so thick you can’t pour it out, and it should not be so think that it runs like water. Seal the jar and place in the refrigerator. Allow to rest overnight. This will thicken up.

Estimated Cost: 5 AUD


  • Super Dry Sea Moss
  • Alkaline or Filtered Water


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Blender
  • Jar
  • Spoon or Spatula

Step 2 – Making Your Sea Moss Face Mask

How to Use Your Sea Moss Face Mask

Ingredients: Sea Moss Gel, chlorella powder, maca powder, kelp powder, spirulina powder, turmeric powder and bentonite clay. Please keep in mind that some people may have allergies to some of these ingredients. If that is the case for you, it would be a good idea to not include these.

I told you I was going to reveal my dirty little secret… Are you ready to get dirty?

In a small bowl add:

  • 1/2 tsp chlorella powder
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder,
  • 1/2 tsp kelp powder,
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina powder,
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, and
  • 1 tsp bentonite clay powder.

This is the foundation for your dry mask mixture. Please be careful with these powders because they will stain. I would suggest wearing an old item of clothing or a dark top so that it won’t be noticeable if you get some paste onto it.

Method: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Sea Moss Gel, and mix the dry ingredients together until you have a paste.

Application: Before applying your homemade Sea Moss face mask, remove any makeup and wash your face. Using your hands, or a face mask applicator brush, apply the Sea Moss face mask to your face, neck and decolletage.

If there’s extra, I like to apply it to the back of my hands as well. Then you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea and a good book for about 15 to 20 minutes.

After use: When the face mask is dry, rinse your face with warm water and apply a serum or moisturiser as desired.

How to Make Your Own Sea Moss Face Mask - woman with turmeric mask and a white towel wrapped around her head like in a spa, with a jar of sea moss gel in the background

Added Benefits

Sea Moss provides a host of benefits for hair and skin health. Here are just some of the minerals that can be found in Irish Sea Moss Seaweed:

  • Amino Acids
  • Calcium
  • Collagen stimulating constituents
  • Copper
  • Folate
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Organified silver
  • MSM ~ Organic sulfur
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A, C, D, E, F, and K

Irish Sea Moss is an incredibly nutrient-dense superfood, which is why I try and find every excuse to use it. Try adding it to your:

  • Beauty routine
  • Cakes
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Gravy
  • Homemade ice cream
  • Juices
  • Sauces
  • Smoothies
  • Soups, and
  • Stews

When you have applied your Sea Moss face mask, you can literally feel your skin getting tighter as the gel starts to absorb into the skin and dry.

For me, Sea Moss Gel has become a daily routine. If I don’t use it, I know all about it.

I used to put Sea Moss Gel on my face in the morning, but because the gel was quite thick, it would begin to flake during the day. Now I use it as a leave-on facemask overnight.

There is also a slightly different recipe that I make, turning the Sea Moss Gel into serum by mixing it with a few drops of essential oils like Melaleuca, Lavender, and Frankincense.

Sea Moss Gel is the Natural Botox

One of my friends calls her Irish Sea Moss Face Mask her ‘Natural Botox’. I thought that was quite appropriate, but it does so much more than that.

Here is a snapshot of what your Sea Moss Face Mask may be able to do for you:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce acne
  • Provide anti-bacterial support
  • Draw out impurities
  • Support collagen production
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Help with fading scars
  • Improving elasticity
  • Reducing the signs of premature aging
  • Maintaining a youthful complexion
  • Improving your skin’s moisture
  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pore size
  • Toning the skin, and
  • Tightening and firming sagging skin

Irish Sea Moss Gel is used by many to help soothe rashes, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and burns.

A Sea Moss face mask may feel dry to some, but it’s doing the opposite. It restores vital nutrients and minerals to your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft. The anti-bacterial properties help to draw out impurities, while the anti-oxidant properties help to feed and support your skin. 1 2 3 4

Can you use Sea Moss as a face mask?

Yes! Once you have made the whole seaweed into a gel, using Sea Moss as a face mask is simple and great for your skin!

What are the benefits of putting Sea Moss on your face?

The benefits of putting Sea Moss on your face are that it is likely to support reducing inflammation and acne, provide anti-bacterial support and drawing our impurities, support collagen stimulation and production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Can I use Seamoss on my face every day?

Yes. You can certainly use Seamoss on your face every day. I do, and I love it. Before you jump right into using Sea Moss as a face mask, test a small patch of skin first just in case your skin reacts to seaweed or other things from the ocean like shellfish.

How long do you let Sea Moss stay on your face?

I let Sea Moss stay on my face overnight after taking a shower. It is applied to clean skin, allowed to dry, and then I head off to bed. Adding some essential oils can be a great help too.

In Conclusion

I would love to know how you went following my recipe, or even about your recipes.

If you have any comments or questions, add them below and I will respond to you as soon as I can. We love getting your feedback and comments. If there is an area of interest that you would like us to write about, please let us know.

Enjoy making and using your Sea Moss face mask!


  1. “Dietary polysaccharide-rich extract from Eucheuma Cottonii modulates the inflammatory response and suppresses colonic injury on dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in mice” – S. Sudirman, Y. H. Hsu, J. L. He, Z. L. Kong , 5 October 2018 [POLS One] [Archive] ↩︎
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14 thoughts on “2 Simple Steps to Make Your Own Amazing Sea Moss Face Mask”

  1. l was putting the sea moss gel into my porridge ,but l put it on my face now and its amazing ,it makes my skin feel refreshed

    • Thanks for your comment Sue.

      We love applying the Sea Moss Gel to our faces. We tend to make Sea Moss Gel blend into a smooth paste. I tent to make it a bit runnier because it spreads a long way. Apply about 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon directly into my face, neck and decolletage before bed.

      I keep Sea Moss Gel into a separate container and add a few drops of my favourite essential oils e.g. Tea Tree, Lavender, Camomile, and Clary Save. I chose this due the healing and soothing properties but you can make whatever blend you like.

  2. hi!! how long does this last? is it a one time use or is it possible to make enough to last a week and not have to make everyday?

    • Hello Michelle,

      I make a batch of about 100ml and add a blend of essential oils. At this time my current batch has 2 drops of Cedar and 3 drops of Clary Sage in it. You can roll with whatever you like. The trick is to not go too heavy on the oils as some can be very powerful. I find that this lasts for 3 to 4 weeks on the bathroom counter.

      As far as usage goes, I’ll get through this typically before the 4 weeks. The longest I have left this on the bathroom counter for is 8 weeks, and it was still fine. The essential oils act as a natural preserving agent.

      If you’re going to add these, just make sure that the ones you choose don’t cause a reaction with your skin, and be careful with ones that can be sensitive around the eyes. Oils like peppermint can be a little uncomfortable on such thin skin.

      I hope this helps you.

    • You certainly can Takeesh, I use it every day without turmeric. This is more of a once in a while thing for me to use turmeric.

  3. Thank you this has been so helpful. I will definitely try to start including Sea-moss in my diet and skin care!!

    • Hello Videlle,

      If you prefer to enjoy a cooling mask then you can use it straight out of the fridge. I prefer to allow it to come closer to room temperature.

    • Hello Kim,

      There are animal based forms of collagen that you might choose to use instead. A lot of marine collagen comes from fish, and most other forms of collagen on the market are derived from bovine. I would not suggest using Sea Moss for anything if you are iodine sensitive.

      If sticking with plant based options is high priority for you, Healthline published an article about 2 years ago where they explored the use of genetically modified yeast and bacteria.

      Personally, I find that GMO rhymes so well with ‘No’, so that’s off the list for me.

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Christine has long been on the path to optimal health. With a history of weight loss coaching she is driven by a passion for nutrition, health and wellness. Having grown up in Africa before migrating to New Zealand, and then Australia, she has seen very strong contrasts in quality of life and is driven to help others understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to life.

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