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How To Make Sea Moss Gel

Learn how to make some sea moss gel using only 2 ingredients. It's so quick, easy and versatile. You can add it to your food, smoothies, hair, skin and nails regime - the list is so endless!
Course Extra
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 37kcal
Author Charla


  • 3-4 oz sea moss (100g)
  • 4-6 cups filtered water (or more as/if needed)


To prepare the sea moss

  • Use a colander to thoroughly wash the sea moss (use your hands to rid the debris) in cold water.
  • Place the sea moss in a large bowl then pour enough water to cover the sea moss.
  • Allow the raw sea moss to soak in water for several hours or overnight (during this time the sea moss will expand).

To make the gel

  • The following day you need to remove the sea moss from the water (you can use a slotted spoon or tongs to do so) then add the sea moss to a blender.
  • Pour some water into the blender along with the sea moss, start with about 1-2 cups (you can use the same water or fresh water if you want to) and add more if needed.
  • Blitz the sea moss into a smooth jelly/gel consistency.
  • Transfer the blended gel into an airtight container and refrigerate.Use accordingly.


  • Be sure to buy whole/dried sea moss that is "organic" "wildcrafted or "wild harvested".
  • Keep the gel refrigerated at all times.
  • Feel free to freeze any sea moss into small ice cubes.
  • The gel should last for up to 4 weeks refrigerated. However for maximum potency use within 3-4 days (that's just my personal opinion though!)
  • Only make what you need, it's okay to break the dried sea moss in half or quarters to make a very small batch of gel. 
  • Do NOT buy sea moss that is refined i.e flakes or powder. This type of sea moss contains ZERO nutritional value.
  • Do NOT boil your sea moss, allow it to soak and expand in its own time.
  • Real sea moss should carry some debris with a slight smell of the ocean.


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg