Wednesday, 9 April 2014

DIY Flaxseed & Honey Hair Gel!

DIY Flaxseed & Honey Hair Gel.

I have been wanting to make my own flaxseed (or linseed here in the UK) gel for a while as making my own styling products is the dream. But I just couldn't find any Flaxseeds. I felt like I had looked everywhere.... Then I looked in my kitchen. And I had some Flaxseeds. I have had them for about a year, they had just been hiding under the name of Linseeds. As all of the sites I had been reading were American, I didn't realise they were the same. *Insert face directly into palm*

So (eventually) I made some. And here is how!

What you'll need:

A Bowl
A Small Pan
1/2 Tsp Honey
2 Cups of Water
1 Tsp Castor Oil
1Tbsp Rosewater
1/2 Cup of Flaxseeds/Linseeds

  • *OPTIONAL* - Soak Flaxseeds/Linseeds over night or a few hours in the water. This will increase the yield. 
  • Place Flaxseed in the pan with the water and boil for around 5-7 minutes. This may vary slightly and is not really an exact science!
  • When the seeds are no longer sinking to the bottom of the pan and are held in suspension by the liquid is a good guide. It should be a consistency similar to thick gel. Sieve/strain the liquid and seeds into a bowl. It may take a few minutes as it is quite thick. At this point it should look something like this...

The consistency should be a thick gel that takes a few seconds to drop.

  • At this point clean your pan. It becomes very hard to wash if you leave it, clean any extra spoons etc. while you are at it.
  • When it has all strained, discard the seeds. Now add the honey, rosewater and castor oil and whisk until it has all blended. 
  • Store in a sealed container or a glass jar. It should last around 1-2 weeks refrigerated.  It may last longer but do keep checking on it. It can also be frozen and stored for longer.
So simple and easy :)

See here for follow up results with pictures!

Would you try making this at home?

Let me know!


1 comment

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