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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. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 mask
Author Heather Dessinger


  • 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. :)

Shelf Life

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.