Irish (Sea) Moss
Please see the updated information on Irish Moss here: Irish Moss Health Dangers
We recommend Irish Moss Paste for external use only
Irish Moss before soaking
Irish Moss after soaking
It sounds strange, looks even stranger but what an amazing, healthy ingredient! Irish Moss, or Sea Moss (carrageen moss) comes from the ocean. It is actually a red algae that grows along the costs in colder waters. It contains 10% protein, and 15% minerals including iodine and sulfur. You will also find bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C in Irish moss.
Irish moss turns into a wonderful gell when made into a paste. It is wonderful for your skin! Don’t shy away from this wonderful ingredient. It is easy to prepare and use. You can order it through the Rawmazing store.
To make Irish Moss Paste:
1. Soak 1/2 cup Irish (sea) moss in bowl full of water. I normally put mine in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Pick out any brown parts and rinse very well.
3. Blend 1 1/2 cups hydrated (soaked) moss with 3/4 cup water in a high speed blender.
4. Place in glass bowl in refrigerator to set up.
*3/4 cup dry moss will yield 3 cups soaked moss.
Irish moss paste will last in the refrigerator for a at least 10 days.