Wilde Wellness: Irish Moss - The 3 in 1 algae powerhouse that will heal your skin, hair and body
For those of you who haven't read my latest blog Wilde Wellness: (Skincare) Ditch the chemicals for cucumbers this is a recap on what I spoke about.
Irish Moss is a skincare powerhouse. It is high in minerals and vitamins, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help combat acne and aging skin (also amazing to use on your eczema and psoriasis). It's also extremely hydrating for your skin. It tightens, softens and can pull toxins from your face leaving you with healthier looking skin, immediately. Apply to your face, and let sit for as long as you would like (minimum 10 minutes) then wash off.
It is also incredible for your hair as it's rich in Vitamin E which helps improve hair growth, soothe scalp irritation and improve the overall health of your hair. So it's perfect for a hair mask too.
Not only is Irish Moss amazing for our skin, it is a superfood. Irish Moss contains 92 minerals out of the 102 that our body needs to function. It helps with anxiety, boosts energy, detoxes the body, supports thyroid health and fertility (a scoop of this in your morning smoothie is a game changer).
Irish Moss is great for your immune system - great for relieving coughs, sore throat, congestion, inflammation, and ridding the body of excess mucus.
It is also a calcium powerhouse - it helps build strong bones, and prevents conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis. It is high in magnesium, which also helps with calcium absorption.
Irish Moss is safe for children so I make a big batch of Irish Moss gel, and keep it in the fridge. Every morning I put a tablespoon into our smoothie, which my husband, daughter and I all share - Then once a week I use it for a face and hair mask.
Irish Moss Gel Recipe:
Open your Irish Moss - which should have arrived in a dry version.
We need to soften it to be able to blend it, some people boil it down where I choose to let mine sit overnight in spring water as you definitely loose minerals by using heat (however if you need a much quicker option then you can boil it).
Pour about half the packet into a bowl and completely cover it with natural spring water - then let it sit overnight for about 12 hours or so.
Once it has expanded and is much softer, you then want to drain the water, then add the sea moss to a blender (If you need to make it smoother add additional water to the blender).
Once it has been blended, pour into a container - glass if possible - and store in the fridge. Over the next few hours the sea moss will bind into a gel.
That's it. Super easy, and can be stored in the fridge for well over a month.
There are lots of types of Irish Moss that you can purchase and I recommend doing your own research, however this is the brand that I am currently using, click here.
I hope you love this product as much as I do, and I would love to hear your feedback!
Let me know how you get on, Ash x