Botanical Name: Ascophyllum nodosum
Common Names: Kelp, Bladder fucus, Seawrack, Seaweed, Sea oak
Country of Origin: USA, Atlantic coast of Maine
Kelp is an excellent source of iodine, iron, calcium and vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E.
Kelp powder can be added to melt and pour soap to produce a natural green color and can be added to facial masks, bath salts, scrubs, foot treatments, lotions and creams.
Kelp powder or granules can be added to cold process soaps at slight trace to provide a natural green color to soaps, and to provide skin with nutrients. Use sparingly for best results, let the soap cure the full 4 to 6 weeks to change the strong seaweed smell to a fresh ocean air smell. Kelp can also be added to melt and pour soap while it is melted at a ratio of 1 teaspoon kelp powder per pound of soap.
Magical properties: Jupiter, water, Protection during travel. Used in selke magic.
Precaution: Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine. This product is harvested from the sea. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish or shellfish.