DIY Nourishing Flaxseed Hair Gel

DIY Nourishing Flaxseed Hair Gel


  • 1/2 cup flax seeds golden or brown
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 1/2 tsp castor oil
  • 2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Optional: PhytoCide Aspen Bark Extract or Grapefruit seed extract for preservation or other preservative (1/2 - 1 tsp or 1-3 percent)
  • Optional: Vitamin E as antioxidant (1/2 tsp)


  1. Mix water and flax seeds in small pot
  2. Bring to boil on low to medium heat stirring constantly to prevent seeds from sticking to pot
  3. When a white frothy film forms turn off heat (appoximately 8-10 mins)
  4. Place strainer on top of glass storage container and pour gel into strainer
  5. Let the gel mix before adding aloe. mix well
  6. Optional: add preservative
  7. Add essential oils and vitamin E
  8. Mix well
  9. Put lid on the container and store in the fridge. Preservative free will last refrigerated for up to two weeks. Use your best judgement. If it smells like its going bad stop using it.
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3 thoughts on “DIY Nourishing Flaxseed Hair Gel”

  1. Love love love this, I have only been using this recipe for about 3 days now but so far I adore it. My hair has been rather dry and breaking and Yes I have been lazy and not very hair caring so it has been lacking but the luster is coming back the bounce is coming back and it feels better. Less frizz and I feel better. My 6 yr old also has less frizz and puff and she looks absolutely beautiful shiny, shimmery, bouncy, happy, healthy, and glowing. Recommended and I will keep using. You should too!!!

    1. I’m so glad you like it! I love this recipe, especially because its customizable. For instance I’m going to use some rose water in my next batch, because I love the smell and it helps defrizz and soften hair. I’ll have a recipe for home made rose water up soon.

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