Discover seaweed benefits, for body and skin, with easy DIY recipes!
Seaweed is the world’s marine plants and algae. It’s microscopic to massive in size. It grows in many types of marine environment: saltwater oceans, fresh water lakes and rivers. There are about 10,000 types of seaweed, categorized by colors: red, green and brown.
Kelp is the largest form of seaweed. It’s usually found in saltwater along rocky coastlines. Kelp is considered a brown seaweed, although it shows variations of brown, red-green and purple-brown. Other common seaweeds include: Bladderwrack, Dulse, Irish Moss, Nori, Sea Lettuce and Wakame.
Organic seaweed is the healthiest, with no pesticides or chemicals used during harvesting or processing. Seaweed absorbs properties of water. Find seaweed grown and harvested from unpolluted waters of Iceland, Greenland or the Arctic Ocean.
SEAWEED BENEFITS and CAUTIONS - (Body)
Seaweed has the highest density of vitamins and minerals of any vegetable on Earth! It has A, B, C, D, E and K vitamins. It’s minerals are: magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. It’s a good source of iodine too. It’s high in protein and fiber. It’s low in fat. It helps the body detoxify with a substance called aliginic acid.
Seaweed can taste sweet, sour, bitter, salty or “umami”. The term “umami” is a Japanese term meaning deliciousness, a savory and bold flavor. Seaweed is a major source of food in Japan, Korea, China, Sweden, Scotland, Hawaii and the South Pacific Islands. Lately, its nutritional value is becoming more well known in the USA. You’ve probably seen seaweed wrapped in a sushi roll. It comes in other forms too including: dried, roasted, powdered and flaked. Seaweed snacks are a popular substitute for regular chips since they’re known to help reduce weight.
-- CAUTION! When cooking or eating seaweed, make sure it’s fresh. Rotting seaweed can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
-- CAUTION! Some seaweed snacks may contain high amounts of sodium. Read the ingredient label closely.
-- CAUTION! Avoid seaweed if pregnant.
-- CAUTION! Avoid seaweed if you have an allergy to iodine.
Boost Immune System
Lower Blood Pressure
Aids Digestive System
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SEAWEED BENEFITS - (Skin)
Seaweed is used for skin care at home and at spas. A seaweed body wrap or scrub is popular for general well being. It cleanses, detoxifies and temporarily relieves soreness. A mixture of seaweed powder, oils, essential oils, hot water, clay and other ingredients are applied to skin. The mixture has a thick consistency like paste. The body is wrapped in a heated towel, sheet or blanket, for approx. 30 minutes, allowing the paste to soak into skin. Impurities are brought to the skin surface during the body sweating. Impurities are then rinsed away with the paste. Seaweed is not just for facials, scrubs or wraps. It’s used for making soap, lotions, bath salts, creams and more. It benefits many skin types including: dry, flaky, oily, sensitive, rashes, psoriasis and rough patches.
Silky Smooth Tone
Reduce Stretch Marks
Reduce Fat, Slimming
Reduce Acne Break Outs
SEAWEED DIY RECIPE - (Homemade Skin Care)
HOMEMADE FACE MASK
MAKING HOMEMADE SOAP - Tips and Supplies
(Use organic seaweed for the best skin care results)
SOAP MAKING TIP: Seaweed soap is a natural exfoliator. It has a 100% pure vegetable base of palm and coconut oils. There are no animal fats. Seaweed granules stimulate and massage skin, without drying it out.
Seaweed powder has a strong pungent odor so test product before using.
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