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Sea Moss Workshop
All about Sea Moss & how to heal with it

Welcome! Thank you for purchasing your DIY Sea Moss kit. This page is here to give you all the deets on Sea Moss...what it is, what it’s used for, and how to spot the difference between the wild crafted and farm grown. The goal of this is to empower you with the knowledge of how to use Sea Moss in many different ways, while keeping the integrity of its healing properties, as well as how to create your very own custom herbal infused blends to target your health needs. 

Relax, enjoy! Remember to have fun and trust where you feel called. Explore!  The possibilities of what you can create for yourself and family are endless. And for those that wish to purchase the product premade in the future, feel free to contact me; I can create many different blends that are specific to your needs, as well as “Vita-Bears” (multivitamin immunity boost for kids) & plain sea moss gel. 

So....What is Sea Moss?
Sea moss is a sea algae that is commonly found along the Atlantic coast and Caribbean. It is a sea vegetable that is harvested for its health properties. Sea moss is often described as spiny and red. Although this is true, the color of sea moss depends on where it is harvested from; the climate and water temperatures that the sea moss is grown in impact its color. You might see sea moss that is green, yellow, purple, brown, and black.

Sea moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals our bodies need. In order to receive the 102 minerals our bodies need, we add Burdock Root and Bladderwrack to our sea moss. This gives us 102 minerals. Apart from its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, this algae is packed with Protein, Fiber, Selenium, Iodine, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.  Let’s take a closer look at some of its amazing health benefits. 

Some of the Benefits of Sea Moss:


1. Helps Rid the Body of Excess Mucus
In addition to its heavy mineral count, Sea Moss is full of Potassium Chloride, Omega-3 fatty acids and Chlorophyll, the main nutrients responsible for dissolving inflammation or mucus in the respiratory and lymphatic system . This makes Sea Moss a natural decongestant. Even better, Sea Moss contains anti-viral and antimicrobial compounds that can help the body fight off infection and support the immune system. It's a must have for anyone with frequent allergies, asthma, or experiencing cold or flu like symptoms.


2. Thyroid Support
Most women are diagnosed with Thyroid issues in their pubescent years. Since the Thyroid is mainly responsible for regulating hormones, an imbalance can lead to fertility issues, menstrual problems and/or fibroids. These Thyroid disorders are typically caused by a lack of iodine and/or selenium. Sea Moss is packed with more iodine and selenium than any other food on the planet. 


3. Digestive Health
Because of the soothing effects of Sea Moss on the mucous membranes in the body, it works as an amazing digestive aid. It helps to coat the stomach. In addition, it may help to alleviate acid reflux by providing probiotics for improved gut health. Sea Moss is also packed with fiber that helps to regulate bowel movement and alleviate gas.


4. Mood Enhancement
Sea Moss Benefits would not be so wide spread if it wasn't for its high essential mineral content. Potassium helps our body maintain healthy mental and emotional function.  A lack of it can lead to anxiety, irritability, and depression. Because Potassium can't be stored, we need an adequate supply from our food. Sea Moss packs more potassium than two bananas. This makes it the premier food to help boost mental health and uplift mood.


5. Supports Reproductive Health
In the Caribbean, Sea Moss is commonly used as a tonic for men. It is touted as a potent endurance builder. The rich zinc content makes it ideal for helping to support hormone balance and performance.


6. Healthy Weight Management
Sea Moss's iodine content supports a healthy metabolism and energy levels. In addition, its ability to absorb moisture and increase bulk creates the feeling of fullness, that may help to control appetite. The gentle laxative effect of Sea Moss, also helps to process waste through the body faster, and can aid weight management.


7. Packed with Essential Nutrients
Our bodies are made up of 102 essential minerals. Sea Moss contains 92 of them! In addition, it is packed with protein, beta-carotene, B-Vitamins, Pectin, Taurine (an amino acid usually lacking in vegan or vegetarian diets) and Vitamin C--all essential nutrients that promote healthy body functions. 


8. Supports Healthy Iron levels
A lack of oxygen in the blood results in lower hemoglobin levels and decreased red blood cell count. This condition is usually diagnosed as anemia. Sea Moss, which is rich in iron helps to promote a healthy red blood cell count, and support healthy Iron levels.


9. Joint Health
Sea Moss's anti-inflammatory properties may help to support healthy joints. In addition, it can soothe the soft tissue and promote motility. This algae is a go-to for anyone suffering from joint discomfort or even athletes desiring to speed recovery after intense workouts.


10. May aid recovery after surgery
New research has demonstrated Sea Moss' ability to aid connective tissue, and support recovery associated with invasive procedures. Its rich nutrient profile supplies all the essentials for rebuilding and strengthening the body.


11. Detoxifying properties
The crunchy sea moss contains a compound called Algin. Algin is a kind of phytonutrient which is able to present the ability as a detoxifier, which is effective to eliminate metal residue in the body, such mercury. 


12. Effectively treats wounds
The content of collagen in sea moss enables this natural ingredient to quickly recover wounds. As we know, collagen is very good in composing skin complexity by strengthening the connective tissues. Thus, it is also good to consume sea moss as food or use the gel as topical treatment to boost the recovery process of post-surgery wound.


13. Good for skin
Collagen helps to keep our skin firm and supple. Added with the content of Vitamin E, sea moss can be a natural super food for youthful skin. Besides, the use of sea moss for our skin can also prevent some skin problems such psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, and rashes. 


Irish Moss versus Sea Moss: What’s the Difference?
Often mistaken as different names for the same plant, Irish Moss and Sea Moss are two different plants that individually offer similar health benefits.   

Sea Moss is a thicker, more stick like seaweed. It goes by scientific names like Eucheuma and Gracilaria and grows in a more tropical climates like the Caribbean, southern Asia and southern Africa. You can find sea moss in a variety of colors. Most popular are gold and purple, but you can also find rare blue/green varieties.   

Both sea moss and Irish moss are red algae, rich in the proteins that form collagen in the body. (Whichever you use, you will have a reliable source of collagen.)   

Irish Moss, scientifically known as Chondrus crispus, is a seaweed with flat, fan like leaves. It generally has a dark, purple color, but some people bleach it in the sun to get a gold variety. Irish Moss grows in colder regions such as Europe, North America, Canada and Peru.

Irish Moss was consumed by the Irish in during the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1849. This was a period where food was scarce in Ireland. With millions of people dying from malnourishment related diseases, the Irish turned to the sea for their food. Thus, birthing the name, “Irish Moss.”  

While Sea Moss is much more abundant and accessible, Irish Moss is harder to come by. It is quite rare that you’ll find a vendor for real Irish moss. Because they are so often incorrectly exchanged, you could search ‘Irish Moss,’ but you’d get results for sea moss.   

Irish Moss also gets a bit of a bad rap for naturally producing carrageenan. Carrageenan is an extract from the Irish Moss plant that is most often used in dairy products, puddings, etc. as a thickening agent.   It is important to note, that the industrialized form of carrageenan, is not like the carrageenan naturally found in Irish Moss.   

Another similarity between Irish moss and, specifically, purple sea moss is the presence of Anthocyanin. This is also found in other purple veggies: purple cabbage, eggplant, blueberries. Anthocyanin can prevent cancer, and can improve memory.   

Which one is better?

Despite being two different plants, Irish moss and Sea moss's similar properties are beneficial to all who consume them.  Take whichever is available and affordable to you.

The difference between farmed and wild crafted Sea Moss:
Sea moss that is “fake” or farmed, grows very fast and very thick when placed in water. Each “branch” of the sea moss grows about 3 times in width, and has a lot of mucilage, which makes it very sticky.  You want to stay away from any sea moss that becomes this way when you soak it.

You also want to make sure you are getting wild crafted sea moss, that it isn’t bleached, and is a reputable source that is harvesting ethically.  


Why do we add Bladderwrack and Burdock Root?

Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed that is also rich in iodine, making it a great addition to your diet for thyroid health. In addition to iodine, bladderwrack contains other important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help support healthy digestion. 


Burdock root has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains compounds that help to eliminate toxins from the body, particularly in the liver and kidneys. Additionally, burdock root has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. It is also great at purifying the blood over long term use. 


When this trio  is combined, it is a powerhouse of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants,  and when taken daily, will promote health. Together, this combination can keep the digestive system healthy, flush out toxins, replenish the body with nutrients, and promote clear skin. This unique trio can also work to keep lymphatic fluid flowing properly. 
How To Make Sea Moss Gel:
This is the basic recipe. Plain is always a great start because you can literally add it to anything and it doesn’t change the flavor. Once you start using herbs along with it, or adding things to it (Spirulina, elderberry, etc), it changes the flavor and thus cannot be added to everything without affecting the taste of what you’re adding it to.

Step 1: Remove the small tin that contains bladderwrack and Burdock Root. Empty the remaining contents into a bowl and thoroughly rinse the sea moss with water to remove any debris left over from the sea.

Step 2: Place the rinsed sea moss in a clean, large bowl (it will grow about 4 times its original size). Fill with spring or distilled water (I use my reverse osmosis water). Add the juice of 1 lime to the water (this cuts down on the “fishy” smell and taste.) Allow to sit and soak for 12 hours.

Step 3: Strain the water from the sea moss and give it a good rinse. It will feel very gelatinous and slippery. 

Step 4: Add to a blender, along with the bladderwrack and burdock root, and 18 oz of water. Blend until smooth (at least one minute). You may add more water or less depending on the thickness you prefer. It does set a bit more once refrigerated. Pour in a glass jar and store in fridge. To be safe, I like to say use within 4 weeks. I usually go through mine much quicker than this, but have had some longer and no issues. It will begin to mold and smell bad when it is no longer usable. 

How To Make Fruit Infused Sea Moss Gel:

Some people prefer to take the sea moss gel straight from the jar, so adding fruit is a super yummy and healthy way to do that. 


You will follow the same recipe as above, and in step 4, add 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit (better fresh than frozen; if frozen, make sure to thaw first), plus 1/4 cup of dates. Dates add a lot of B Vitamins, while also adding a hint of sweetness and keep it from being processed. You can also use honey, maple syrup, or agave if you prefer....just start with ! Tbsp and adjust sweetness to your liking. 

Blend until smooth. You may want to add more water depending on the thickness of the sea moss gel you prefer. 


Herbal Infused Sea Moss Gel
This is for when you want to take your healing and nourishment up a notch. What we feed our bodies is so important (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually). I don’t believe in taking vitamins; for the simple fact that they are all processed. Everything you buy in the store is processed in some way. And the best way for your body to receive and absorb nutrients is through whole foods, processed by YOU. 

I have been using herbs for over 20 years, when I first became familiar with them while mentoring under a naturopath while in High School. I became fascinated with healing the body through herbs and natural remedies. And when I graduated high school and moved down to San Diego, I went to school to become a Holistic Health Practitioner and further developed my studies in Herbology. I've since trained intensively for the past year in Ayurvedic and clinical herbology and disease pathology. We can use plants and what Mother Nature provides us to fuel and heal our body from the inside out.  Making herbal infusions is super easy and a great way to boost the fuel for your body.

Herbal Infusions are similar to tea but more potent (you use more of the plant and let it sit for longer). It can be made with fresh or dried herbs. To make a basic infusion, fill a jar with herbs of choice, cover with boiling water and allow to sit for 24 hours. (You can also allow it to sit in the sun instead of boiling water).  Either of these methods will extract the medicine from the plants. Then simply remove the plant, and you are left with an herbal infusion. (You may also make as a basic tea recipe but use more of the plant to make it more potent. Always use loose herbs and be aware of where they’re sourced from. Wild is best (just make sure the area is not sprayed with pesticides). 

*Please do your research regarding the herbs listed above and below for contraindications. And be sure to consult with your doctor. This is not medical advice.

Asthma & Lung Issues
   Licorice Root
   Tulsi (Holy Basil)

 Digestive Troubles
   Cumin, Coriander, Fennel (Combo)


Liver Support
   Milk Thistle
   Green Tea
   Gingko Biloba


Stress and Anxiety
   Avena sativa (Milky Oat Seed)
   Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm)
   Passion Flower

Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Issues
   Licorice Root
   Tulsi (Holy Basil)


Lymphatic Drainage
   Red Clover
   Burdock Root


   Passion Flower


   Black Cohosh
   Red Clover
   Kava Kava
   Licorice Root


ADHD  & Impulse Control
   Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi)
   Avena sativa (Milky Oat Seed)
   Lemon Balm
   Passion Flower


Dementia & Brain Support
   Gingko Biloba
   Lemon Balm
   Gotu Kola


Avocado “Sea-sar” Salad
2 ripe avocados
1 cup hemp hearts
1 tsp mustard
2 cloves garlic
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until mostly smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides. I like to leave mine slightly chunky.  Pour over chopped kale or romaine lettuce. Serve immediately. 



Strawberry Coconut Cream Layered Pie
1 cup Macadamia Nuts
½ Walnuts
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup dates

1 can unsweetened coconut milk (13.6 ounces)
Refill can twice with water (roughly 26 ounces)
2 cups dates
1 cup cashews
1 tsp vanilla
16 ounces sea moss gel

2 cups strawberries
Natural red dye (beet juice works great! If you want a brighter red color)
Juice of 1 lemon

First make the crust. Process all crust ingredients in a food processor until it begins to crumble together and is a bit sticky. Then press into the of a 10 inch spring form pan. 

Next, in a high speed blender, combine the filling ingredients (EXCEPT for strawberries, beet juice, and lemon), and puree until smooth. Reserve 3 cups of this and set aside. Then add the strawberries, beet juice (is using), and lemon to the blender and process until smooth. 

Pour half of this mixture in the spring form pan over the crust. Freeze for one hour at least. 

Next, pour in the “white” reserved mixture over the strawberry layer and freeze for at least one hour to set.

Finally, pour the remaining strawberry layer over the white layer and freeze until set. Keep frozen and remove ½ hour before wanting to eat.



Raw Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

1 cup Macadamia Nuts
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup dates

1 can coconut milk
1 cup cashews
2 cups water
1 cup dates
½ cup raw cacao (more if you like a richer flavor)
1 cup sea moss gel

In a food processor, combine the ingredients for the crust and process until a ball forms. Spread into a spring form pan. Freeze while you make the filling.

Blend the filling ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour over the crust layer. Freeze until set. Keep frozen and remove ½ hour before wanting to eat.

Hot Cacao
¼ cup raw cacao (I use ceremonial cacao)
4 cups water, heated
Dash of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove
1 Tbsp Maple syrup (more to taste; use dates to keep hold food)
½ cup sea moss gel

Heat water. In a high speed blender, add cacao, spices, maple syrup, and water. Blend until smooth. Add in sea moss gel and pulse to incorporate. Serve immediately. 


Chocolate Avocado Pudding
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup raw cacao
½ cup sea moss gel
½ cup natural peanut butter
1 ½ cup plant milk (we like cashew best)
2 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup dates

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass container and store in fridge to cool. Serve and enjoy!

Raw Spinach Sea Moss Soup
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
1 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic (more if you can handle taste)
1 orange
4 cups spinach
2 basil leave or a small bunch of cilantro
½ cup sea moss

Blend everything EXCEPT the sea moss in a high speed blender until smooth. Then add sea moss and pulse to incorporate. Add salt if desired. 

3 cups of cooked chickpeas
½ cup pine nuts
2 Tbsp Cumin Seed
¾ cup sea moss gel
Juice of 1 Lemon
5 cloves garlic
Salt & pepper to taste

Blend everything in a food processor until combined. May need to scrape down the sides and add more sea moss gel or water if too thick. Blend to your desired consistency. 


Thai Peanut Sauce
This recipe is GREAT for raw tacos and wraps.
Single Serving:
1 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
Juice from 1 lime
1 Tbsp hot chili sauce (make sure clean and minimal ingredients)
Dash of maple syrup
1 Tbsp Sea Moss Gel
1 Tbsp Tamari or Braggs Liquid Aminos
Water for desired consistency

Mix all together until smooth. Serve and enjoy!


Sea Moss Energy Bites
2 cups natural peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
1 cup dates
1 cup sea moss gel
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup mini chocolate chips
4 cups gluten free oats
Dash of salt

Combine peanut butter, dates, vanilla, in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add sea moss gel and pulse to incorporate.

In a large bowl, add oats and salt and stir. Pour in the peanut butter mixture and stir until well combined. (You may need to add more oats if it is too gooey…you want to be able to form a ball.) Fold in mini chocolate chips. May omit for a healthier version (can add raisins or goji berries instead). Roll into bite sized balls and place on parchment lined (or silicon sheet) cookie sheet. Freeze or refrigerate to set. Once hardened, may store in a different container for ease and space.



Elderberry Sea Moss Jam
Elderberry syrup (unsweetened)
Sea Moss

Follow the recipe above for “How to Make Seal Moss Gel”,

but instead of water, use unsweetened elderberry syrup.

Add in 1 cup dates. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass jar

and store in refrigerator. Use within 4 weeks. 

Raw Elderberry Sea Moss Crumble Bars
½ cup Macadamia nuts
1 cup Almonds
1 cup Dates
¼ cup Brazil Nuts
1 tsp Vanilla

Elderberry Jam (see above recipe)

Crumble Topping
1 cup Pecans
½ cup Almonds
½ cup Walnuts
1 cup Dates

In a food processor, combine: Macadamia Nuts, almonds, dates, brazil nuts, and vanilla. Process until it begins to crumble and feel a bit sticky (make sure not to over mix; you don’t want to create a nut butter!).  Spread into a 9x9 pan (I like silicon molds). Freeze for 30 minutes. 

Make your elderberry (or whatever other fruit you prefer) sea moss jam. Remove the nut mixture from freezer. Spread jam evenly over this first layer (use as much as desired). Freeze while you make the topping.

In the same food processor, pulse pecans, almonds, walnuts, and dates until crumbly. You want a thicker crumble before it begins to stick together.  Spoon over the jam layer. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving. 


Add Sea Moss to ANY smoothie or shake combo. It will thicken it just a bit and give all the minerals you need. 

Final Note…
Many people like to add sea moss into soups…I personally avoid this. I don’t like to add sea moss into any recipe that needs to be heated in order to eat it. This is because heat will change the molecular structure of the sea moss; preventing all of the nutrients from being absorbed by your body. There are SO MANY ways sea moss can be used in raw form, I like to stick to that.

The possibilities are endless. Allow yourself the freedom to create, experiment… Enjoy the process! Include your kids. Have fun!

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Much love and many blessings! 

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