My husband sees me making this stuff for the UMPTEENTH time and he says, “I thought you didn’t like that gel?” I told him I was attempting again and for him to mind his business.
So yes, I tried my hand at the flaxseed gel again, why? The plan is to make my hair love it! I don’t know. I could’ve used too much, or too little. I might have combined it with a product, or used it alone? Whatever the case may be, YES, I am attempting this flaxseed gel and my hair is going to like it!!
Now that, that is out of the way, flaxseeds are power packed with Omega 3 fatty acids and oil that your hands and hair will love you for. How do you make it? Keep reading…
Take 1/4 cup of whole flaxseeds and add to 2 cups of water. Boil for about 20-25 minutes or until the combo become gel-like. I should have taken a photo of it while it was in the pot. Yikes!
Find an old jar and be sure to clean it out. Take an old stocking (I prefer to cut off at the lower calf) stick inside your jar and fold the edges of the stocking over the jar.
Pour the mixture into your jar (make sure your jar can withstand hot temps otherwise you may have a melted mess on your hands).
I use to use metal tongs we had to BBQ on our grill but my husband gave those to our tenants. Today I used a combination of my hands, spoons, and my husband’s pliers. Don’t ask. Squeeze all of that gooey, sticky, gelatinous stuff into that jar. Add some essential oils to your liking and other oils. Place in the fridge.
No, that isn’t snot. That is flaxseed gel my friends and my hair is going to LOVE every bit of it.
At least it better.
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When my son was little, I was use to make his soap, lotion and his baby food. Several years later, here I am today still in the mood to make some of my own soap. I have been looking for recipes that don’t use lye but unfortunately soap is not soap without lye.
Because I am not that pleased with the idea of using lye, I went ahead and found a melt and pour soap kit that would be simple to use (you know I like simple). All you have to do is cut up the base (we used a goat milk base), melt it in a microwave, add your oils (we added Shea butter and coconut oil), lavender oil and pour into your molds. I found this mold on Amazon.com for $8 which makes 8 soaps. We decided to make a couple of different soaps. One plain (with Shea butter, coconut oil and lavender), one with coffee (for toning the skin), and oatmeal soap made with real oatmeal. My daughter helped me with our soap and she enjoyed every minute of this process. We like making thangs!
One thing to note: the soap mixture can cool very quickly so make sure you apply all of your additions as soon as possible. Not when it’s too hot, and not when it’s too cold, but when it’s JUST right…I feel like I’m talking about the 3 bears.
…and then there was soap!
Soaps are one of the easiest things to create and make really nice gifts!