Supplies: Flaxseeds, Knee high stocking (or just cut the bottom off a pair you don’t need anymore), essential oils (optional), small pot, container to put your new gel in.
3 Tbsp Flaxseeds 1 cup water
Prep work: Cover the top of your container with the stocking. This is your strainer.
- Boil 1 cup of water
- When water comes to boil add flaxseed
- Stir slowly and continuously for ~10 min. It’s ready when most of the flax seeds start floating on the foam.
- Pour the foamy mixture into your container through the stocking.
- Remove stocking and with a large spoon or a gloved hand squeeze out more gel. Be careful…it’s hot.
- Add a few drops of essential oils (optional)
- It should be a liquidy gel at this time (feels a little snotty). Keep in fridge.
- I love it, I hope you do too!
**This should make a little less than ½ cup of gel. Modify recipe as needed to make more but remember that it is ALL Natural and only good for up to 2 wks if kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator. **
General Flaxseed info
Flaxseed is good for you inside and out, so it’s something you should start keeping in your pantry anyway. It is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids (great for ♥, lowers cholesterol), Lignans (antioxidant properties), and Fiber. Also a source of Vitamin B 6, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. I like to add a little to my yogurt, oatmeal, salad, and breakfast cereal.
Visit my sources for other health benefits of this wonder-food.