I first discovered the power of seaweed while looking for a solution to my chronically itchy scalp. I struggled with my scalp since my high school days and honestly tried everything. Doctors, medicated shampoo and just about every lotion and potion under the sun and nothing really worked until seaweed. I've been using our Maine Seaweed Shampoo Bars for over four years. I'm so happy with my hair and scalp. I occasionally do get an itchy scalp, usually at the end of a long, hard market day my scalp will itch on the drive home. It's seems to be stress related and sorts itself out after a walk and a good night's sleep.
My daughter Carly struggled with breakouts long after her teenage years. We tried everything and nothing seems to give lasting relief. Again it was seaweed to the rescue. She formulated our Seaweed and Roses scrub originally to help her keep her face calm. While I don't struggle with breakouts I find once or twice a week my face loves this gentle exfoliant and I always treat myself after a stressful day. I've even given my whole body a lovely detoxing scrub after a long day of travel. Puts me "right as rain".
A few years ago I went through a painful divorce. I noticed that I bottled up my stress but eventually it needed to get out and I would get weird rash patches- often on my neck or little finger. Soaking either in the tub or simply by layering moist seaweed on the affected areas really helps. This technique was especially helpful last summer when my former husband and I were both out on tiny Gotts Island at the same time. Talk about stress! The first thing I did when I got home was open a pack of Seaweed for Stress and get it soaking. soak Once it was hydrated I plastered it on my stress rash, poured a glass of wine and put on some Netflix.
Seaweed is consider a "superfood", rich in nutrients and especially beneficial to our health and well being. Seaweed happens to be one of the most nutrient rich organisms on Earth. Seaweeds get their nutrients from their leaves not roots like land plants and the nutrients come from sea water not soil. This means seaweeds have a super concentration of trace elements- far more than plants grown in soil. This helps seaweed be both soothing and nourishing in keeping our skin calm and happy.