Updated: Jul 1
This incredible tonic can be used in so many ways. I LOVE it for my hair. It also feels quite wonderful on the skin as a plumping hydrator and for skin that has had a little too much sun. The gel is not thick and sticky like hair gel and it doesn't leave a film like aloe can. BONUS - you can also add it to smoothies to enjoy the mucilaginous properties of the flax [soothing gut irritation & toxin absorption]
TO NOTE | make small batches as this is a food product free of stabilizing chemicals.
This recipe is an approximate, being specific isn't so important here... so relax and have fun!
2 cups best water you have access to
1/4 cup flax seeds [whole are best] all types are fine
Options | add as many as you like, create your own cocktail!
*USING ESSENTIAL OILS is not advised. They are very strong and can offer undesired effects.Your body, your life, your choice.
1 tbsp dried rosemary [great for hair growth and curls!]
2 whole cloves [stimulates hair follicles]
2 tbsp horsetail [so much silica! great for strong flexible hair]
1 tsp lavender [soothe itchy scalp & skin]
Boil water, remove from heat
Add flax seeds [and herbs if using]
Let steep for 30 min to 4 hours [or overnight]
Add to a French press and press to separate seeds from gel. If you don't have a French press pour mixture into cheese cloth to separate. The finished product will be the consistency of egg whites [or as I usually say it's like nice healthy cervical mucus]
Store in the fridge when not in use. Stays fresh for approx 5 days [depending on if and which herbs used]
Share, indulge and enjoy!
This recipe came into my awareness via Denise Watkins and her beautiful dreadloc wisdom. You can find her @loccrush on instagram and shop her flax gel kits at loccrush.com !