How to Make Sea Moss Gel

How to Make Your Own Sea Moss Gel

What is Sea Moss Gel?

One of the hottest natural health remedies right now is Sea Moss Gel.  It is packed with nutrients that most of us are not getting with our regular diet.  So, taking just a tablespoon or 2 of this amazing goo each day will go a long way in providing a lot of the nutrients your body needs but probably isn't getting!

This stuff comes from nothing more than naturally grown and harvested sea moss from the various oceans around the world.  So, yeah, people harvest moss from the ocean, dry it out, package it and sell the dried moss.  Technically, you could chew on it like it is in its dried state, but you'd most likely be missing out on a lot of nutrients AND it's VERY CHEWY!!!

So, yeah, people use the dried moss, soak it, blend it and create a gel out of it so it's easy to spoon into your mouth and so it doesn't taste so know, like sea water. 

Dried Sea Moss and Water

I tell you the in depth steps below on how to make it.

If you look around online, you can find Sea Moss Gel selling for anywhere from $15 to $40+ for an 8oz to 16oz jar.  Since I haven't tried but just a handful of different brands, I can't really say if the pricier ones are worth the money, but I can certainly tell you I'm the type to never buy the cheapest.  I've found there's always a reason why it is the cheapest!

But, you really don't have to buy the pre made gel if you don't want to.  It's easy to make and a LOT less expensive.


How to Make Sea Moss Gel

Rinse Sea Moss

Ready?  Ok....super simple.  Here's what you need:

  • Dried Sea Moss (I explain this a little more below)
  • Filtered or Spring Water
  • Lime
  • *Sterilized Empty Jar w/lid (no need to buy one, use an old pasta sauce jar or ?)
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mesh Strainer (best if not collander)
  • Blender
  • Press and Seal or Plastic Wrap

Your first couple batches will be test batches to see how much to make.  So, start with very little as this stuff swells up once soaked (see pics).

Sealed Up Sea Moss to Soak


1.  Break off a small amount of dried sea moss and rinse it with tap water to get any residual debris or what not out of it.

2.  Crunch it or use kitchen shears to get it into slightly smaller pieces (you'll be blending it later, so no worry to do it too small) and put it into large mixing bowl.

3.  More than cover the dried sea moss with filtered water.  This stuff will swell and will be sticking out of the water if you don't put enough.

sea moss in blender

4.  Squeeze the juice of a lime into the water.

5.  Cover with Press and Seal.  I like this best as it gives a tight seal.  If you use plastic wrap, you'll probably need to put a rubber band around the plastic wrap on the bowl to get it sealed nicely.  It can set on the kitchen counter overnight, not in the refrigerator.

6.  Soak for at least 24 hours.

7.  Uncover and strain the moss from the water lime mixture.  (Keep the water/lime mixture as it makes THE BOMB water for

Sea Moss Gel


8.  Put the moss into the blender and blend it until it is in a relatively fine gel consistency.

9.  Spoon the gel into your sterilized jar and store in refrigerator.

Enjoy a tablespoon or 2 or 3 each day and get nutrients like you've not been getting!

(*sterilize the jar by putting it into a pot of boiling water for a few minutes, then let dry)







What You Need to Know About Buying Dried Sea Moss

You can buy dried sea moss online from many retailers.  And, I'm guessing many Asian markets would probably have some, too.  Do your research and find one you feel is selling quality products at fair prices.  By no means am I a specialist in this area, but I found that there were 4 basic types of dried sea moss available:

  • Gold Sea Moss
  • Green Sea Moss
  • Purple (or red) Sea Moss
  • Irish Sea Moss

They all vary in terms of the nutrients they can deliver into your body.  But, the basic research I did seemed to indicate that the darker the sea moss, the more nutrients present.  So, Purple or Green should have the most nutrients.  Gold has a little less, but seems to be the most widely used, at least at the time of this writing.  And, Irish Sea Moss seems to be not quite so desirable.  I couldn't really find a specific reason why, but that was just the sense I got.  So, again, do your own research to find what you want to use.  We started with the Gold and are quite happy with it; this is what you see in the pictures on this page.

One more thing....

I should have noted above, but here it is none the less:  the lime is to cut the sea-weedy taste a bit.  And, please don't be scared that the gel will be overly sea-weedy, because you can always just add more lime to your liking.  It really depends on how big of a batch you make each time that determines how much lime you need.

Enjoy your good health!


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