Did you know Aloe Vera gel… Well, we are going to introduce you to its cousin, I called it linen gel. Cheaper and more practical, it offers multiple benefits for the body and hair. In short, a multipurpose gel that you won’t want to do without! We explain everything in this article…
Flaxseed gel, what is it?
Flax jelly is simply the result of mucilage from germinated flax seeds. In a nutshell, when you mix these seeds with water, the water will change its consistency to become a kind of gel, and that is flax gel! Flax is a species of plant famous for its fibers, which are widely used to make textiles (you know, those light linen shorts you like to wear in the summer), but you’ll find these seeds to be just as amazing for taking care of body and hair if you make flax gel with it…
What are the benefits of flaxseed gel?
Flaxseed gel has many similar benefits to aloe vera gel.
for the skin
Flaxseed gel is an excellent moisturizer and firming agent due to its tensor effect. It is possible to use it on the face and body as you wish:
- Pure as a serum for a guaranteed healthy glow effect,
- Mixed with a moisturizer, mask or carrier oil of your choice for complete skin care.
For the hair
For hair, flax gel is ideal! It brings softness and shine while deeply hydrating the hair fiber. You can use it on damp hair after shampooing or on dry hair. to remodel your haircut . We tell you that flax gel will be especially interesting for curly hair. if you want perfectly defined and healthy waves. To use it, just put a small amount on your hair and grind it ! (= Pinch your hair from the bottom up to activate the curls)
Note : You can also use flax gel as a dry shampoo as it absorbs sebum and allows you to space out your shampoos!
The quick and easy flaxseed gel recipe
To make your flax gel, you will need:
- Flax seeds (blonde or brown)
- a strainer
…And that’s it !
First of all, keep in mind that flax gel extraction can be done hot and cold. Here we have opted for hot preparation, which is much faster…
Fill a pot with water and add a few teaspoons (or soup depending on how much you need). Heat everything over low heat. After boiling, stir your preparation regularly for about 10 minutes. Normally, you should notice that the texture of the water has become a bit thicker. Cut the fire. Use a strainer to strain out the flax seeds and collect the gel. Pour it into a container of your choice and keep it cool for a few hours before using it.
To keep your linen gel longer…
Like the homemade hibiscus lotion, its flaxseed gel can be kept for a maximum of one week in the refrigerator… To be able to keep it longer, it is necessary to add a natural preservative. Nothing complicated, you will have many options to choose from. For example, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, or Cosgard. But you can also just squeeze a lemon into your flaxseed gel. The advantage of adding a preservative is that you can prepare a larger quantity in advance to preserve it for a while!
But by the way, where do we find flax seeds?
You can find flaxseed in most organic stores, as well as on the shelves in bulk or in bags in some supermarkets. With just two handfuls of flaxseed, you’ll have enough to go around for a while, even if you have long hair, comb aquaman . That is why your homemade flax gel will be much cheaper than Aloe Vera gel. Prices vary but you can, for example, find a 250 gram packet of flax seeds for €1.80 at Carrefour, while a 100ml tube of Aloe Vera gel will cost €6.90 on the Aroma site. Zone (one of the cheapest in the world). market).
There you have it, you have all the keys to make the amazing flax gel and have amazing velvety skin and hair… Come back and tell us in the comments if you have tried it, we will be happy!