- Parts used: Leaf
- Origin: Grenada
- Cultivation: Sustainably wild harvested
Sustainably wild-harvested by hand and sun-dried on the island of Grenada, this Sea Moss is an algae containing high quantities of the polysaccharide carrageenan. It gives it a characteristic gelling quality. Carrageenan, used widely in food production, is sourced from this unique moss.
It is useful in respiratory and digestive ailments and known to contain many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, E, F, J, and calcium, potassium, and sulfur. Make into a gel and incorporate into smoothies, desserts, therapeutic remedies, and other recipes.
Through the sun bleaching process, sea moss becomes its luminous gold colour. Because we don't process our wildcrafted sea moss outside of sun bleaching, some inconsistent colouration may occur. You can expect some natural salt crystallization on on the surface of the moss and the occasional dark green, brown, or black spots. This is not an indication of poor quality but a natural variation intrinsic to our non-toxic processing.
To make Sea Moss into a gel:
Inspect moss for any foreign material. Rinse very well. Place cleaned moss in a bowl, cover with filtered water, and soak for 8 hours or overnight. The moss will become rubbery. Rinse again, and place the clean moss into a saucepan. Cover with water and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely, place in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a sealable jar and refrigerate.
Those with fish or shellfish allergies may want to avoid this product.
Kolya welcomes DIY enthusiasts, from novices to experienced makers, offering high-quality ingredients and creative ideas for nature-inspired inventions. As passionate crafters, we emphasize the beauty of hand-making botanical products and remedies, catering to the needs of home-based artisans. While we celebrate the joy of botanical crafting, we are not a laboratory and do provide the requirements of professional cosmetic formulators.