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Does anyone here have experience with infusing seaweed? I love eating it, but recently read about how it can really be good for skin externally as well, and I wanted to make it into some form of moisturizer. The only simple way I can think of is infusing it with oil, but was wondering how it works- for how long, heating or no heating... any input is appreciated ladies!
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Some seaweeds can be used as emulsifier in the water part of creams. I'd never heard of anyone infusing it in oil, but found this: "Infused oil - Macerate 500g dried bladderwrack overnight in 500ml sunflower oil. Heat in a waterbath for two hours and strain. The oil is traditionally used externally for arthritic joint pains or rheumatism."
here: http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/Pl ... eaweed.htm
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I've wondered the same...got as far as a tincture made of Irish moss and glycerine. I think I wanted to try making it into a shampoo. I never used it though glycerine is sticky silly me. Maybe tincture it with witch hazel or alcohol. And add it to the distilled water portion?
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