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How to Make Sea Moss Gel
Last Updated Apr 16, 2020 | Sea Moss Process 101 |

 

During your browsing you may realize that there are quite a few methods of making/preparing Sea Moss gel. While it may be considered a relatively simple process to do, it basically narrows down to two specific ways - soak and blend or boil and blend. Those are the 2 methods I’ll be looking at here with you, so let’s get started.

 

Method 1: Soak and Blend

Step 1: Take some Sea Moss from your sealed package/container. You may use about 30 grams (0.1 ounce) of Sea Moss at a time. This will make approximately 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of Sea Moss Gel. You may also use as much sea moss as you wish while ensuring the correct water ratio is maintained. The amount that you choose to use will depend on what you’re wanting to do with it. This could be used over the course of a week although some people will use this amount in one recipe.

Step 2: Place the sea moss into a container and add fresh clean alkaline water then vigorously and thoroughly clean the seamoss to properly remove the excess salt and sand. Sometime there may be natural impurities (sea shell, stones, etc.) but they should come off easily. Ensure to give it a good clean. You should do this a couple of times.

Step 3: Use alkalized/filtered/bottled water to cover the Sea Moss and allow to soak for twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours after rinsing. What we have found is that the longer you soak it, the easier it blends (though we would not recommend soaking for more than 72 hours). As the Sea Moss expands you may need to add more water, just enough to cover it. It may be helpful sometime to put something heavy like a side plate over the seamoss to help keep it submerged. Over time the Sea Moss will become a little slimy to touch. Also it will be easier to break the thallus with your finger.

Step 4: When the Sea Moss becomes soft enough, put it into a blender with a little water (You may use the water that was soaking the seamoss as this water would be a little slimy with the nutrients from the seamoss). Initially you may use the Pulse function on the blender to chop the sea moss up a bit. Blend the Sea Moss for about 3-5 minutes. Check the consistency of the Sea Moss Gel. If you want it to be more liquid, just add some of the water (that you soaked the sea moss in) into the gel mixture.

Step 5: Pour the Sea Moss Gel into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator. Do not use plastic containers.

Important Note:

  • If you neglect to clean your sea moss properly, you will find that the Sea Moss Gel may be gritty and very salty.
  • If you prefer the sea moss gel to be more firm then you should use less water. If you used more water, the gel will be more pasty. However, this really comes down to your preference and how you want to use it.

Some persons prefer their Sea Moss Gel to be a little pasty and smooth because they apply it to their skin as a moisturizer after they’ve showered. This gives them all the benefits of a collagen lotion without the toxins and chemicals.

 

 

 

Method 2: Boil and Blend

Step 1: As above: Take some Sea Moss from your sealed package/container. You may use about 30 grams (0.1 ounce) of Sea Moss at a time. This will make approximately 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of Sea Moss Gel. You may also use as much sea moss as you wish while ensuring the correct water ratio is maintained. The amount that you choose to use will depend on what you’re wanting to do with it. This could be used over the course of a week although some people will use this amount in one recipe.

Step 2: Place the sea moss into a container and add fresh clean alkaline water then vigorously and thoroughly clean the seamoss to properly remove the excess salt and sand. Sometime there may be natural impurities (sea shell, stones, etc.) but they should come off easily. Ensure to give it a good clean. You should do this a couple of times. 

Step 3: Using alkaline/filtered/bottled water to cover the Irish Sea Moss, allow to soak for four (4) to six (6) hours.

Step 4: 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. 

Step 5: Pour the Sea Moss Gel into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

 

Tips:
If you would like to flavor 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
  • nutmeg

 

Sea Moss Gel Summary

The sea moss method 1 is the primary preferred method by many simply because it is known that you won’t be cooking all the benefits/nutrients out of the product through basic processing. All the minerals and nutrients remain in tact during method 1.

If you agree 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.

We hope you will Enjoy!