bronze linseed
bronze linseed

 

Naturally soothing shaving gel recipe

This linseed shaving gel contains no chemicals, no preservatives. It’s got just one ingredient, well two if you include the water… Linseed contains mucilage that is a natural lubricant and is very soothing taken internally or when applied the skin. This recipe makes a very soothing shaving gel,

Shaving can really upset your skin and so can many shop-bought shaving creams, even hypoallergenic creams and gels can be too much for an already inflamed damaged skin. Try this as a healing restorative. It is is probably the worlds cheapest shaving gel.

Recipe for linseed shaving gel

Ingredients:

100 g whole linseed (flaxseed) gold or bronze

1 litre of water

Method

Place in a saucepan for, bring to the boil and simmer very gently for about 30 minutes.  Some linseed is more gloopy than others so if it looks like it’s going to be too thick add a little extra boiling water while it is still simmering.  Remove from stove and strain off the thick gel with a sieve.

Use for shaving in usual way.  Nothing could be purer.  Store in the fridge for up to one week.

Linseed oil to moisturise

Try using a few drops of Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed after shaving as a moisturiser, it’s omega-3 is anti – inflammatory,  aids healing and supports a healthy immune system so hopefully helps your skin stand up to the rigors of shaving. Using it on skin can deliver it’s anti-inflammatory properties directly to the irritated area.  Don’t forget to include a couple of teaspoon in your food too; enjoy in salads, potatoes, veg, yoghurt or smoothies.

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