4 May 2013

The DIY: Flaxseed Gel


My journey into DIY product making is getting rather exciting, I've been keeping it very simple (as I have NEVER made products before) and this evening I tried my hand at making Flaxseed Gel. 
I'm dedicated to my ECOstyler gel, however after reading the great benefits of Flaxseed  Gel I had to give it a go.

B E N E F I T S

Rich in Omega 3, Flaxseed also promotes hair growth as it contains phyto-estrogens, which may balance hormones so great for post natal hair fall,. Flaxseed Gel gives great curl definition, adds moisture and shine to hair with drying or flaking!


R E C I P E

1/2 cup of Organic Golden Lindseed (flaxseed)
2 cups of water
1 tbs of Aloe Vera Gel (great for added moisture)
Essential Oil (optional)


U T E N S I L S

Pan
Fine mesh strainer or stockings
Wood spoon
Bowl or jug
Sterile air tight jar


H O W   T O 

Add 2 cups of water and half a cup of flaxseed in a bowl on a low/medium heat


bring to a simmer and stir though out making sure the seed don't stick to the bottom of the pan (the consistency should turn a egg white like froth)


pour your the mixture into the strainer and push through (tights are probably easier to use)



you should be left with a bowl full of gel you can then add your Aloe Vera Gel and an essential oil of your choice. 




you can use the gel straight away for wash and go's, sleek styles or twist outs or decant into an air tight jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
You can also keep the used flaxseed to use again in the refrigerator 




 Making the Flaxseed gel was quite easy, but a bit messy and tricky to get through the strainer and it really doesn't look great (I have flashbacks of Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary!) But I've heard it works wonders can't wait to try it in a few days in place of my ECOStyler.

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