Body & Soul: Irish Moss Seaweed Lotion

<em>Makes 4 ounces<br />
</em>If mermaids had a beauty secret, it would be seaweed, which is very soothing to the skin and helps with skin cell renewal. This lotion is perfect after a day in the sun. You can find Irish moss, also called carrageenan, at natural food stores. </p>
<li>1 tablespoon powdered Irish moss</li>
<li>1 cup distilled water</li>
<li>¼ cup aloe vera gel</li>
<li>2 tablespoons almond oil </li>
<li>Soak Irish moss in distilled water for 20 minutes. Pour mixture into a small saucepan and boil for 20 minutes. Strain off solids; you will have a clear jelly.</li>
<li>Measure ¼ cup of the seaweed jelly, then mix it with the aloe vera gel. Let the mixture cool completely.</li>
<li>Pour seaweed mixture into a blender and blend on low speed; slowly add the almond oil in a thin stream until blended. You will have a light, white lotion.</li>
<li>Pour lotion into a clean container. To use, massage a small amount into your skin.</li>
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<p>Ja<em>nice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty at Home and Natural Beauty from the Garden <em>(Henry Holt & Company, New York). For more recipes and ideas, visit her website at</em>
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