Make Your Own Flaxseed Oil

flax-oil2

By: Black Doctor

Flaxseed oil is an amazing addition to anyone’s product closet. It doubles as both a great health and beauty treatment. Full of fiber, lignen and omega fats, flaxseed oil is great for bowel regulation, cancer prevention, skin ailments, hair loss, brittle/dull hair and curl definition.

Note: There are two types of flax seeds (linseed), a light golden yellow and brown. The brown flax seeds are slightly higher in omega 3 fatty acids.

Ingredients

  • Strainer or stocking sock
  • Wood spoon
  • Bowl or air tight container ( you can use an old product container and place stocking sock over the top part to strain it)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 or 1/2 cup of flax seed (linseed) depending on how thick you want it
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel (optional)
  • 3 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • Other oils (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of flax seed into a pot.
  2. On low heat, bring it to a boil stirring flax seed often with preferably a wood spoon.
  3. Turn off heat when a white frothy gel-like liquid forms (raw egg white consistency).
  4. Continue stirring while it simmers.
  5. Place strainer or stocking sock on top of your bowl or container and pour mixture in.
  6. Let it cool.
  7. Add aloe gel and essential oil.
  8. Place the gel in an air tight container.
  9. The shelf life is 12-14 days in the refrigerator.
Advertisements