Flax seeds fights Diabetes.
Flax seeds and the skin and hair: Facials and Hair Goodies to try
- Rosemary and Flaxseed Facial Mask
1/2 cup of flaxseeds, 2 cups of water, Rosemary Essential Oil
Bring water to a boil then remove from heat. Add flax seed and allow to steep for about 30
minutes, when the mixture becomes a gel, remove the seeds. Allow to cool, then add 3 drops
of Rosemary Essential Oil to your mask. Apply the mask to your face and allow to sit for 5-10
minutes. Rinse face with cool water and lightly pat dry (I use a papertowel to pat my face dry).
The Flax seed facial mask imparts nutrients in your skin that will help keep it smooth and
hydrated. The Rosemary Oil helps to clean, calm and prevent breakouts on the skin.
- Flaxseed Gel
Flax Seeds, Cheesecloth or cloth napkin ( I use a new pair of pantyhose for a strainer),
strong paper towel, essential oil of your choice for fragrance, Vitamin E (preservative)
Take 2 TBSP of flax seeds and one cup of distilled water. Place them in a small sauce pan
and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool
completely. Don't stir the mixture. Strain the mixture through a cheese cloth, papertowel, or
pantyhose to remove the flaxseeds. Cool the gel completely before adding your favorite
essential oil (lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, peppermint, etc) and Vitamin E. Enjoy!
Where to buy: Whole Foods, any health food store, any farmer's market.
A wonderful way to enjoy your flax seeds is to add them to a protein shake, add 2 TSP to your favorite natural juice or water, sprinkle over your salad.