For the cosmetic field, many aloe vera juices are suspended in this product to make an all natural aloe vera gel, and it can be used in the same manner to thicken any liquid product that needs a slight emulsifier. Food Grade, wildcrafted.
This wildharvested, dried and powdered moss, is used in the food industry to create the common thickening agent called carrageen. Its also used as an herbal remedy for coughs, ulcers and indigestion. For the cosmetic industry, you can suspend in this product in liquid to make an all natural gel like product, or light emulsifier.
To use: When added to boiling water, this product will thicken and create a gel once cooled. That gel can be ran thru a food processor or blender to create a very smooth consistency - and added to formulations. If you find the natural seaweed scent too strong, try using the cut & sifted version which takes more time, but the soaking does help remove some of the ocean-y scent.
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.