Our Kombu Kelp is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. Kombu Kelp, is a brown seaweed and one of the numerous varieties of kelp found on the lower shores of Ireland’s unspoiled waters. Kombu consists of flat or leaf-like structures that grow in large clumps or ‘underwater forests’. As kelp is known for its quick growth rate and resilience, the harvesting of kombu is an extremely sustainable practice and has been a tradition for centuries.
December 10, 2019
Great quality! locally harvested from cleanest of water. Such a great idea! Congratulations on seeing the possibility the local seaweed crop had to offer . Best of luck with the business!!
Face Balm & Foot Balm
May 7, 2019
Love the face balm and foot balm….excellent products
Foot Scrub and Balm
March 23, 2019
Oh my gosh! What a fabulous products. The foot scrub and balm is only sublime. And, the seasoning is delish excellent replacement for salt.
Kombu Kelp is rich in minerals and antioxidants as well as containing all the trace elements needed by humans. In fact, kelp can contain up to 10 times as much minerals as land plants. It is exceptionally rich in iodine, and so traditionally kelp was used as the main source for preventing goitre and treating thyroid conditions. Iodine promotes healthy thyroid function, and therefore can be an extremely useful tool in regulating the metabolism for weight loss or gain, as well as increasing energy levels. Proper thyroid function is also extremely important for healthy development, brain function and growth in children. Kombu has also been used as a natural dietary fibre for centuries. Kombu is a great source of protein, iron, calcium, folate (Vitamin B9) as well as magnesium. Recent research in the UK and Ireland have found that magnesium can help to inhibit the process that leads to high blood pressure.
Ingredients: Kombu Kelp (Laminaría Digitia)
Directions for Use: Kombu is extremely versatile. Eaten dried, it is a delicious low calorie snack but can also be used as a flavour enhancer as it contains umami, the fifth human taste. Kombu adds luxurious richness and body to such dishes as soups, chowders, stews or salads and can even be added to bread. Milled or finely diced kombu can also be used as a healthy alternative to salt due to its lower sodium content.