This wild harvested, dried and pulverized Irish Moss C/S, is used in the food industry to create the common thickening agent called carrageen. It’s also used as an herbal remedy for coughs, ulcers and indigestion. For the cosmetic industry, you can suspend Irish Moss C/S in liquid to make an all-natural gel like product, or light emulsifier.
To use: Rinse well 4 times and discard the rinse water. Place in a container, cover with water, and let soak in the refrigerator for 6 hours. Day 2: change the water, several times over the next few hours (always use cold water). The moss will be ready to use when it has a creamy white color and its nearly double in size and weight. Drain the water one last time and add fresh water (about 50% irish moss and 50% water by weight). Blend until the moss is super creamy. Then add in your other ingredients.
Irish Moss is not only a thickener, it is said to help turn dry, rough, patchy skin into smooth, silky, hydrated skin. The gel is said to be topically soothing to sunburns, psoriasis and eczema related issues.
Please note that this item is seaweed and smells as such. As you go through the rinsing process, the scent will continue to lighten until its ready to be blended.
INCI: Chondrus crispus (irish moss)
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