Have you been hearing about flaxseed gel and the benefits that it can offer for your natural hair? Well I thought that I would post a recipe by Mz. Mahogany Chic on how to make flaxseed gel for your hair. It is much better that store bought and if you add some essential oils it can help to promote the health of your hair. So if you want to get your mix on watch the YouTube video below. Underneath the video will be some information on the ingredients and their benefits.
Flaxseed Gel Recipe
What you need:
- 4 tablespoons of Brown Flaxseed (pretty inexpensive at Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s)
- 2 cups of Bottled or Distilled Water
- Essential Oils (use your favorites):
- 3-4 drops Sweet Orange
- 1 drop Ylang Ylang III
- 1 drop Tea Tree Oil
- 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- old knee-high, stocking or other fine strainer (you can grab these from Walgreens or CVS)
Sweet Orange – Used for fragrance in this recipe. Sweet Orange Essential Oil is a great for healing scalps with bacterial infections and fungal infections, delays aging of the skin, improves skin texture and tone, heals acne, great for breaking up waxy sebum on the scalp, and balances an oily scalp. Sweet Orange Oil is known to help remove toxins from the skin and hair.
Ylang Ylang III – helps stimulates hair growth helps naturally condition the hair is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing (safe for all skin types) has a strong aroma and is often used as a natural fragrance for hair and skin products is soothing and has “stress relieving” properties works wonders for balancing oily or dry skin
Tea Tree – Tea Tree Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves of the Malaleuca Alternifola tree native to Australia. Tea tree is beneficial for healing all scalp conditions such as seborrhea dermatitis and dandruff, as well as skin blemishes and cold sores. Lice won’t stand a chance with Tea tree oil! tea tree oil is fantastic for encouraging new hair growth.
** Be careful with the amount of essential oils used as these are very concentrated and may provide a strong aroma.
So here is a thanks to Mz. Mahogany Chic for giving us this great video. Don’t forget, this gel has a shelf life of 3 weeks!