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"What's our botanical ingredient with the oddest name?" That'd have to be Bladderwrack, of course!

I’m one for interesting names, and no oil has amused me as much as Fucus vesiculosus, AKA Bladderwrack. Bladderwrack sounds so silly, and yet the way it’s used could not be any better. It’s a really nice refresher and it leaves you feeling energetic and ready for your day. Bladderwrack is a common algae from the northern waters near the islands of the Pacific Northwest; and because it’s made from sea algae, it’s extremely soothing. It’s used to treat skin diseases, burns, and in general, dry skin. It’s an antioxidant agent so it definitely keeps you looking young.

Bladderwrack was the original source of iodine, and iodine is essential for a healthy body. "Bladderwrack" is not a common name, even if the name is pretty amazing. It's also known as rock weed, sea oak, red fucus, and rock wrack. The names come from the way Bladderwrack looks; a wrack is coarse brownish seaweed, and in Bladderwrack’s case it comes in a reddish tint. Bladderwrack floats due to its air bladders, which give the algae some oomph and buoyancy.

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