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About Kelp & Scotia Kelp
Kelp is a type of brown algae that grows in beds in the ocean. Although there are different species of kelp, Scotia Kelp exclusively uses Laminaria Digitata, or Oarweed, for our kelp products.
Kelp contains a huge range of micro- and macronutrients and trace elements. These include calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, and iodine, omega 3 and 6, the compounds fucoidan and humectin, as well as vitamins such as A, C, E and B complex.
Kelp is naturally nourishing, soothing, and moisturizing. With regular use, it can help to improve skin elasticity, help reduce irritation, and speed healing. Kelp-based plant food can also support plant health and help improve soil nutrition.
It depends on the application:
During storms and rough weather, kelp detaches from the underwater beds where it grows and is deposited onshore. We collect the storm-tossed kelp by hand. This allows us to collect plenty of fresh, high quality kelp without disturbing the kelp beds.
"Seaweed" is a general term that can be used to describe thousands of different species of marine algae. Sea kelp is officially designated as one type of brown seaweed.
Our pet spray was tested on animals once the formulation was complete. Our products are non-toxic, and tests were completed to ensure product efficacy only.
Yes, Scotia Kelp products are vegan. All our sprays are entirely plant-based.
Yes, our products are gluten-free.
Regular application of kelp extract provides plants with over 65 bioavailable nutrients. It can help improve plant health, increase soil quality, and make plants more resilient to a range of environmental stressors.
Our Natural Home and Garden Plant Food provides plants with a complete spectrum of nutrients. By contrast, fertilizers tend to focus on boosting just a few major nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Our kelp extract is not a fertilizer, and it can be used along with your regular plant care products.
Kelp is not a pesticide, but it does repel insects and reduce the spread of the viruses caused by worms, phytoplasma, and bacterial diseases. Our Natural Home and Garden Plant Food is designed to be used in tandem with your existing plant care products, so keep doing what works. Add an application of our plant food every 5-7 days and see how your plant changes over time.
Yes. All of Scotia Kelp's products are natural and nontoxic.
Shake well before use.
For best results, spray soil and leaves with your regular watering routine.
If your plants are water sensitive, spray soil close to the plant stem.
Spray seeds and seedling roots when planting.
For challenged plants spray once per day until better.
Kelp extract can help soothe and moisturize dry, irritated skin. Regular application has been shown to help relieve a variety of minor skin ailments and abrasions.
Packed with humectant compounds, kelp is an excellent natural moisturizer.
Regular application of kelp extract can help relieve discomfort associated with dermatitis, psoriasis to eczema, sunburn, razor burn, acne, and more.
Our products are designed to complement your current skincare products, not replace them. If your current regime is working for you, consider simply adding our body spray to your existing routine.
Shake well before use.
For best results use after showering and shaving. Spray entire body liberally from hair to toe daily.
NOTE Contains trace amounts of naturally occurring iodine. People with thyroid conditions should consult with their health practitioner before using this product.
Regular use of kelp extract can help your pets and farm animals maintain healthy, hydrated coats and skin.
Over time, kelp extract can help to soothe hot spots and minor skin irritation, as well as dry, cracked paws, snouts, elbows, and ears.
Kelp's moisturizing properties are effective for animals as well as humans.
Yes. Scotia Kelp's products are natural and nontoxic.
Shake well before use.
Application: Spray hands and apply to your pet or mist directly on your pet's coat once daily. A second daily application can be sprayed directly on cuts, scrapes, and sores.
NOTE Our pet mist is not recommended for cats with a history of thyroid issues. Check with your vet before applying.