How to Make Sea Moss Gel

* This recipe makes 2-3 cups of gel.

Measure out 1 oz of dried sea moss and place in a large bowl 

Add filtered, distilled, or spring water to cover the sea moss - do not use tap water, as sea moss will absorb any impurities in the water

Clean sea moss by massaging it in water, letting any ocean debris come loose. Be sure to pour out the dirty water and repeat until water is clear

Add sea moss to a clean bowl with enough water to cover it             
* To reduce the oceanic flavour and scent, add thinly sliced limes to the water for soaking 

Cover the bowl and soak for 24 hours refrigerated

After soaking, you will notice the sea moss is now much lighter in colour, almost translucent, and has doubled in size. It is now ready for blending

Discard of the water and lime slices, and add the soaked sea moss to a high-powered blender. Add enough water to cover half of the sea moss and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired
* If you are not using a high-powered blender, cut up sea moss with clean scissors, as this will make the blending process easier

Pour sea moss gel into a clean, airtight, glass container or mason jar, and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. The gel will thicken as it cools. If you do not believe you can use it up within 3 weeks, pour into ice cube trays and use frozen gel as needed

    Consume 1-2 tablespoons per day. Take straight, or add to your morning coffee, teas, smoothies, soups, stews, and more.

    * Do not boil sea moss as the high heat will destroy the antioxidants

    * Use filtered, distilled, or spring water throughout the entire process

    Sea moss gel can also be used topically as a face mask, hair mask, or in the bath for a mineral-rich body soak