Make your own

It’s time for me to start sharing some of my favorite health approaches. I love to write and do that daily, so I might as well share some of my wellness explorations and experiences. Living in the country most of the time now, I feel more in touch with nature. As I continually refine my personal health practices, nature is a big part of my choices. That means taking a holistic look at my lifestyle and adjusting where necessary.

Last week, I was watching an old episode of Shark Tank, where one of the presenters created hair gel to promote natural curls. She mentioned how many people make their own from flax seed. Wait, what? I turned to Google and found this article:

 http://urbanbushbabes.com/diy-flax-seed-gel-and-its-benefits-on-the-hair/

Oh yes! I picked up some whole flax seed yesterday and decided to try it out. The recipe was simple. Water, flax seed, a bit of aloe gel and essential oils. Lavender of course because I love the scent. The process was fairly easy and it created a small amount of gel. I scraped some aloe from a leaf I trimmed off my plant. Stirred it in with a few drops of lavender and voila! Hair gel. You have to try this. I have to remember to grab it out of the fridge as that’s where it’s stored since there are no preservatives. Plus omega 3s to promote hair growth and health. This is good!

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Boiling the flax seed on medium low.  

 

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Aloe gel and lavender oil.  

 

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The flax water thickens. Turn off heat then strain.  

 

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Straining the gel from the seeds. 

 

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Here’s the gel. Not much but it only lasts for 10 to 14 days in the fridge. 

 

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After applying the gel. It smells amazing! 

 

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My hair is soft and full. No harmful ingredients. Inexpensive, great smelling. All natural!