DIY Seaweed Mask Recipe With Kelp & Chlorella
This nourishing seaweed mask recipe is similar to the $175 signature service offered at my local spa, but I can get one every week for about $0.25.
Servings 1 mask
- ½ tsp kelp powder*
- ½ tsp chlorella powder (Spirulina can also be used but be aware that it can impart a temporary light yellow tint to skin)
- 1 tbsp full fat yogurt OR aloe vera gel OR 2 teaspoons skin nourishing oil
- 1 drop skin nourishing essential oil (Optional. I love this anti-age blend – it’s affordable, it smells like honeysuckle and it's wonderful for skin.)
If using an essential oil, add it to the kelp/chlorella powder and stir until it is thoroughly blended in.
Add in yogurt/aloe vera gel/oil and blend again. If needed, add more liquid until the mixture creates a smooth, spreadable consistency. (If using yogurt or aloe vera, I typically add water. If using oil, I add more oil.)
Scoop out the seaweed mask with a spoon, then use your fingertips to apply it to your face and neck (if desired). I use a circular, rubbing motion to gently exfoliate as I apply.
Allow it to sit for 15-30 minutes, then rinse. Follow with moisturizer.
- *I use this kind and it's amazing, but it's a little coarse. I usually sift mine with a flour sifter and use the coarse stuff to make body scrub, but when I made it with kelp granules at Thrive Market I liked the texture it added, too. Just use what you have. :)
This recipe is intended to be used right away, but it will also stay fresh if stored in a clean airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.