Sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone… LOL
So I decided to try and make my own flax seed gel. #FAIL
The recipe I used was:
1/2c of flax seeds
2 cups of distilled water
*a few drops of essential oil (optional)
Once you boil your mixture, you will start to see the water congeal. After boiling for about 5 minutes, remove the mixture and use a strainer or thin pantyhose. The seeds are really tiny so a colander won’t work and don’t be like me and use tights. (Let’s just say I did a lot of squeezing for a tiny bit of gel!)Then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, mix and you are done! It’s best to refrigerate the mixture and it’s good for about a week.
Now let’s rewind back to why I feel this turned out to be a fail for me. ——–> I think my first mistake was using too many seeds. After checking out other recipes a lot of people used 2 tbs-1/4 cup. My second mistake was using a pair of old tights. They don’t make it easy to try to squeeze the gel out. And my third and final mistake was thinking I was some sort of kitchen scientist. I’m going to leave all of these homemade concoctions to the “professionals” and go back to studying up on my natural hair topics.
|All that work and this is it?!?!|
Do you have anything that you tried to make and it turned out to be more of a headache? Feel free to share the love! LOL