Irish Moss powder is a simple way to use a wonderfully vegan and natural thickening agent and beauty aid. This mineral rich powder has many health benefits and is commonly added to smoothies, juices, sauces, soups, or puddings. Mixed with a little water and allowed to thicken, Irish Moss gel is a wonderful multipurpose salve for skin and nails. If you are using the gel for cosmetic purposes, consider adding a drop of your favorite essential oil for added benefits. Lavender, Rose, and Peppermint are all excellent choices. Irish Moss once saved thousands of Irish from starvation during the potato famine of the mid-19th century. It is a curly red, purple, or yellow green plant which is found clinging to submerged rocks. This seaweed grows in tidal pools along the northern Atlantic. When Irish Moss is used externally, it softens and soothes the skin. Use it on your wrinkles and any dark circles under your eyes! Also it reduces the effects of sunburn, chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes.