Benefits of Seaweed Soap. It’s Worth a Try!

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Hi, there!

Today I will share with you what are the benefits of seaweed soap.

You are right to say “what the heck is seaweed soap“?!

Let’s make it this way. What is your primary association, when you hear the word “seaweed”? It is mostly connected with something like “a strange creature, living in the oceans”?

At least, this was my case, until I realized how precious is seaweed not only for the sea ecosystem but us, human beings.
If this is your case, read below to learn more about seaweed and how seaweed soap can support our body be clean and healthy.

Let’s start!

 

What is seaweed?

In fact, seaweed is a cumulative word for different marine plants. They are versatile. Concerning size, they could be small (like phytoplankton), middle-sized or enormous. They could be red, green or brown.

Apart from growing wild in the oceans, they can be cultivated in farms. Countries, like Philippines and Indonesia, are among the most significant seaweed producers.Benefits of seaweed

We could trace the seaweed origin some 3.5 billion years ago! They are responsible for 90% of the oxygen on the Earth and are very clean plants as their position is at the beginning of the food chain!

On average, in 1 kg seaweed, we can find the same amount of minerals, as in 100 000 liters (26 400   gallons) sea water!

What unites all seaweed species is they are instrumental and provide many benefits to keep the marine ecosystem. People have found different ways to utilize it, as well.

 

Some uses of seaweed

  • It can be used as food. Mostly people from Asia and Africa have included the plant in their menu, but not only, as its popularity grows. By the way, seafood is included in the food diet of astronauts.

Moreover, some scientists consider that seaweed will be among the foods that will help humankind get rid of starvation in the future.

  • It can be used as a herb. Seaweed is rich in minerals, fiber, and vitamins. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effect. It can relieve skin burns and wounds.

 

  • It can be used as a cosmetic ingredient, enriching creams, shampoos, soaps, etc. For example, a straightforward natural soap recipe includes water, ground seaweed powder, coconut oil, caustic soda and essential oils.

Now let’s dive deep and see what can seaweed properties do for us.

Why should we use seaweed?

Rich in so many components!

Seaweed is one of the most effective and rich in valuable substances ingredients. It contains protein complex which is 95% absorbed by human body. In 10 gr (0.4 oz) seaweeds, We can find the same amount of proteins, as in 1 kg (35 oz) veal!

In seaweeds, we can find all essential amino acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, folic acid, vitamins, beta carotin, enzymes, minerals, magnesium, copper, and iron. That is why they are so preferred in natural cosmetics and beauty industries.

 

GLA rich

Spirulina seaweed is second best (after breast milk) source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). That is why it is called planet’s breast milk! GLA is an essential omega-6 fatty acid, which supports the immune system of our body. It successfully neutralizes free radicals.

 

It is like a medicineSeaweed is rich in minerals

Spirulina seaweed is considered to help with diabetes, hypoglycemia, stress, anemia, hepatitis and gastric ulcer.

 

Purifies blood

Seaweeds can remove the toxins from the blood.

There is a controlled experiment with the following result: Spirulina extract (250 mg) plus zinc (2 mg) twice daily for 16 weeks may be useful for the treatment of chronic arsenic poisoning with melanosis and keratosis!

 

It has an anti-aging effect

Seaweeds can reduce fats, balance the metabolism and restore the water balance. They improve and maintain the skin moisture.

Other seaweeds benefit is connected with anti-aging effect, related to our skin. For example, polysaccharides in the red seaweed help with skin hydration. Potassium, iron, and magnesium support cells’ renewal and make skin soft and smooth.

 

Stimulates skin elasticity

Brown seaweed stimulates collagen and elastin. The latter helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. Other seaweeds generate hyaluronic acid, which is another condition for the elastic skin!

 

It has an anti-acne effect

Last, but not least – a Scottish team of scientists proved that seaweeds could protect skin against bacteria, spots and wrinkles. They can remove dead cells and help to unblock the pores.

Thus they act as a natural face exfoliant. They help against cellulite, purifying the lymphatic system and eliminating uric acid. The overall result? Treating acne!

WATCH this short video about seaweed health benefits.

 

Well, you already know so many facts about the benefits of seaweed. It’s worth a try. There are lots of ways you could use this amazing plant! Let’s see one of them now!

 

Benefits of seaweed soap

One of the best ways you can give your skin daily treatment with seaweed is to use natural soap, which includes this ingredient in its blend.Natural Seaweed soap

A massive benefit of seaweed soap could be in adding and mixing different valuable components, like essential oils and extracts.

You will feel the powerful enhanced effect of so many “strong players,” working for your healthy, clean and smooth skin!

The hugely successful formula includes ingredients, like cacao butter, avocado oil, grape seed oil, cera alba, propolis, and of course, our new seaweed “friend”:)

 

Typically, each of these components adds its properties into the formula, making the final product more potent than its separate elements.

 

Conclusion

I hope after you’ve read this text, you already know the answer to the question of what are the seaweed benefits and is it worth using a seaweed soap!

To be honest, I can’t see any reason why you shouldn’t!

You only have to find a high-quality natural seaweed soap, and to give it a chance to help your skin and hair! You will feel the pleasure of being pampered with all that beauties, included in the formula!

Whatever you do, TAKE ACTION! Experiment, find what best works for you, and apply it!

I would love to hear from you! What do you think about seaweed soap? Do you (plan) to use it? Leave me a comment, and I will answer you!

 

To your positive seaweed experience,

Valeria

 

 

4 Responses

  • Oh, this is definitely worth a try. There are so many benefits! Where is the best place to buy seaweed soap? Can I get this, say on Amazon? Does it have a nice scent, or can you get it with essential oils in it?

    • Hi, there,

      Thank you for stopping by!

      There are so many places, where you can buy seaweed soap. Amazon is definitely one of them.

      What is even more important than the place of purchase is buying a quality natural product, instead of getting an average one, or even worse – a false one, pretending to be natural.

      To help you with this you can read what natural cosmetics is and which rules you should follow to choose a quality product!

      Follow these rules, and you would be confident to purchase high-quality seaweed soap, irrespective where you buy it:)

      Good luck,

      Valeria

  • Thank You for the great post!
    Seaweed soap and seaweed products, in general, are REALLY my favorite. It reminds me of summer, sea, fresh air, summer breeze 🙂
    To me, it`s tough to find a good soap since my skin is dehydrated, but seaweed soaps work really good on it. Face scrubs, shower gels and body exfoliants that contain seaweed are also products that I use.
    I wonder if I can find a seaweed extract/oil and try to make homemade natural soap 🙂

    • Hi, Sis,

      Thank you for your comment:)

      I fully understand your passion and I have to admit seaweed is one my favorite ingredient, as well. One will miss too many benefits, if not using it!

      To your question: Yes, you can find seaweed extract and make natural soap at home. You can find some basic recipes on the internet. If you don’t want to bother with this, or you want some proven and sophisticated formulas, you can go with a branded one. Follow the rules, I’ve mentioned on my blog, to find the right solution for you.

      Wish you good luck,

      Valeria

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