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Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Hair Gel with Flaxseeds

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*Re-Upload* Original Upload Date: April 30, 2010 This is an amazing natural hair gel LOaDEd with essential oils and nutrients. While other gets work against your hair, this one (from nature) works...

How many times can you reuse the seeds?
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omg this stuff is the bomb! i just made mine adding wheat germ oil (ceramides), sunflower oil (to soften coarse strands), jojoba oil (emoilents), my oil blend from my beautician, rosemary ess. oil, and lavender ess. oil. I just put it on a small section of my hair (half relaxed, half natural) and omg! My hair is actually moisturized and it held a curl in under 5 minutes with a flexirod. I'm usually lazy, and I never do DIY hair stuff, but naptural's hair is gorgeous so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. If you're hesitant on trying this and your hair is dry, coarse and hard to moisturize like mine, definitely try this. Thanks +Naptural85! **UPDATE**  In the recent flaxseed gel batch I made I pretty much eliminated all the oils in the recipe and just used ylang ylang essential and a little bit of rosemary essential oil just for scent and to preserve it. Without the extra oils, the gel had a much stronger hold and my hair wasn't crunchy the next day.
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How long do you boil the water and flaxseed?
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+Tiffany Waldon Depends on your stove but usually between 3-7 minutes.
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big lots has flax seeds for 4 dollars a bag either great grains or red mill brands
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+carolyn walker I'm lucky, I live right across the street fro an Indian grocery store. Got a bag the size of a sack of potatoes this morning for 3 dollars :D Boiling my flax up as we speak, can't wait to give it a try.
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+carolyn walker I PURCHASED SOME OF THE BOB RED MILLS BRAND FOR $4 TOO AT MY NATURAL FOOD STORE.
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How is this gel compared to like ecostyler?
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You sure that's 1/4 cup of flaxseed? Looks like more
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+Omid Adami try one cup seeds and 4 cup water
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You can also use chia seeds.
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How do you use the chia seeds?  And how does it hold on the hair?  Thanks for the tip.
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Yes. You can boil them at the same time as the flax seeds or you can soak the chia seeds overnight and put the earnings into the water to make the flaxseed gel. It gives a stronger hold. If you need more slip then add slippery elm or marshmallow root to your flaxseed as you boil it. I love it.
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Can the seeds be purchased at any grocery stores, like Krogers or Food Town?
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Can you tell Me the things I need to buy. To do the gel
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+kitkat lira Brown flaxseeds...try whole foods. 1/4 cup of flaxseeds in 2 cups of boiling water. It's in the video.
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Wow this is amazing, I never new you could do this. I have to watch your channel constantly now.
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I have flax-chia seed mix I use in coffee and cooking. Can I use that?
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You should be able to
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I would like to ask how long will this stuff last until it's gets soiled ?
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+Desiree Gonzalez about 7-9 days in the fridge
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How long does this take to urn into gel? Mine has been on the stove for some time now and the water isn't thick yet. :/ the seeds got darker but still no gel.
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Is there an easier way to strain the gel? That battle is real.
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+Taliah Connor It doesn't dry out your hair
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I did a twist out with homemade flax gel, although it defined my hair more than the eco styler. However, It didn't leave my hair soft it a lil shine. It was a lil stiff so idk if its because my hair is short or its the gel . Does that mean it doesnt work for me. Or is this supposed to happen?
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dont use JUST gel lol. gel hardens on purpose. but if u want less of a hold, try adding more water or boiling for less time. :) Hope this helped!
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Plz I'm not trying to sound racist is not my tji g just have a question. Is this remedie only good for African american texture hair or does it apply to any hair. I'm Mexican American n my hair is stubborn to stay curly really appreciate it! I loved the video of the flexible rods I ordered mine n waiting for them to come in!
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@tfrancis7184 just Jamaican black castor oil. I don't use any mixture for my lashes but that. :)
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I've heard that if you continue taking prenatal vitamins after your child is born it helps to combat hair loss. Maybe that can help
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Have anyone try to make this? I love her hair and videos..Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Hair Gel with Flaxseeds: http://youtu.be/aWaH8GIbLrM
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Still making my hair so hard. But im using it anyway, not as a gel but conditioner and rinse it.
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Let us know your experience once you try it.
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what a video lol. interesting on how we can use natural stuff from leaves and what not and make almost everything we need.nice video i just learned bow to make gel ha!lol question?would it damgage the product if u add u.v in it and since im a guy i wouldnt want to smell like a girl u know no vanilla or lavender lol so if i wanted some type of smell for example like mens cologne how can i add it?
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Up to how many times can you reuse the seeds to create more gel?
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Um okay good video but I made this recently and when I put it on 5minutes later I seen white flakes how do I stop that could anyone help me??😩😩😩
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+Danial Fabien ok thank you so mix it with leave in next time? 
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What sofware do you use for video editing? Please I need help and you're the pro!
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I saw someone with this last weekend and love it. She told me what she did and I promised to get mine done this week. Your's look great. I I will be purchasing my flax seed tomorrow and start my process going. How often do you put the gel on? Thanks for the video.
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Can I use ground flax seeds
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Could I just use a strainer instead. Would that work
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+Donna Henderson It's probably too thick for a strainer because you really have to squeeze the gel from the seeds.
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Can I use chia seeds
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This video is awesome. Thank you very much for sharing. I just have a question /problem. How long do you boil it for? I've been boiling my water for a while now and it's evaporating rather than thickening. Please help. Thank you kindly :)
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chia seeds gel up in water too....can you use chia seeds to make gel? or both? just wondering....great alternative, im going to try this and the mini twists
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this gel is amazing!!! Used it on my sisters hair and my own this week and already feel like throwing out my old gels
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+Naptural85 how thick is the finished product supposed to be?  Also, pouring my gel into the container immediately melted it!  What do you use for containers?
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Where can you go to get the oils you mentioned? I'm slowly but surely transitioning my hair and I want to use more natural products. Just some of the natural hair care products at the beauty supply store are kind of expensive... :/
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Im brazilian, plise can you write the recipe of this in english and I'll can translate everything. Thanks
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My gel came out very watery and I boiled my flaxseeds on high for 10 mins. I didn't want to burn it & I thought it would solidify more once it cooled but it didn't. Any suggestions?
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You probably had too much water
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Anyone know where I can find the music thats playing in the background?
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Does this have to be placed in the fridge
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Can you use chia seeds instead?
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Yudelka Mejia Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
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napturall85 my hair seems to just eat up the moisture I put on it...I don't think I'm over moisturizing it but it still just seems dry the next day...what should I do?!
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I use ylang ylang oil and sometimes a TOUCH of black currant oil. They stimulate hair growth. You'll see a difference by 5 weeks typically.
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List of the ingredients please 😦
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I just started using this stuff last week (: It really is great though for some reason it tends to make my hair a bit flaky upon taking down my twist outs
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Can you use Chia seeds?
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Can you just use the to put your hair into a ponytail?
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Hello how many drops of using each oil? Does it flake?
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+gorgeous849 Add maybe 5-7 drops of each oil you will use, it depends on your personal preference. I have made the gel before and it does not flake, leave residue, or leave a hard, crunchy feeling like other gels.
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I have milled flax seeds, will they work just the same?
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+mstatertot920 Yes, I just used milled flax seeds from Kroger and my gel came out perfect!
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how many oils did u use and can you name them please?
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Where could I find the essential oils?
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What else can you use this for if the gel doesn't work well for your hair? Just curious because If it doesn't work well for my hair, I wouldn't want to waste the flax seeds
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The instrumental is beautiful! Does anyone know where I can find it?
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You are so amazing and I made it . I love your hair it's amazing
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Does this gel looks like the olive oil styler gel?
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You said the seeds will go bad ? How long do I have before I can't use my gel anymore?
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can you use the  milled flaxseed
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Hi!  Made the gel last week and used it last night as my mid-week styling aide.  Amazing results!  Hair is baby soft, no residue, big curls and my pattern is beautiful. The appearance and texture did not bother me like I thought it would.  Definitely will continue to use it....Thanks Naptural85!
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Is there anything I can add to help preserve the gel longer? 3 weeks doesn't sound too long, especially for the large amount of gel made at a time.
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LOVE! !!!! thank you for sharing
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Great video where can you find the oils and how much do they run i would love this for my daughter's hair
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you can find some essential oils on pipingrock.com they have sales every so often too
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I find mine at the 99c store n its better to use a strainer then the stocking thats just too much unnecessary work lol... Adding vitamin E reserves it for up to 3wks U can also freeze it
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+Tay Tayy vitamin E is not a preservative, but an antioxidant. It cannot inhibit the growth of mold or bacteria. Optiphen plus is a great preservative if you don't want to keep it in the fridge
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I made this. But as it is shown in the end of video, it is too sticky and "saliva" like texture. It gives me "Yuck". I hate this, if anyone knows how to prevent that from happening, I would be very grateful. 
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I just made this and mine was too thick too, so i added water to the "slime" and reboiled it for a thinner texture (just don't boil it as long)......its still pretty slimy, but it feels great in the hair!
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Love love love this girl! She shares technics and is so helpful not to mention she is beautiful and her hair is so healthy! Thanks for teaching us the naptural way!
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Where can I get flaxseeds from and the oils??
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got natural hair but never have i tried putting gel on it to keep a curl but i'm definitely going to try this soon. Hope it goes well (fingers crossed!)
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I love this women she is all about doing things naturally.
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Can you please tell what oil products are being used? I really would like to know.
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Does anyone know what brand of flaxseeds shes using ?
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I made it a few days ago and my hair loves it!!! I only added the rosemary and lavender oil, but also used tea tree oil. Also used shea butter in my hair while in the shower.
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What is the gel for? Styling or intense moisturizing, or both? Im thinking of growing my hair out.
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Can you do a video talking about the essential oils you use? I've heard a lot about them but I've never seen them used for hair. What company do you use?
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Where did you get your essential oils from... every supermarket i go to they never have any of the oils in this video... :( I bought my flax seeds but i just don't have the oils to put in it.. If anyone would be so kind, as to point me in a general direction... that would be awesome! :3
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+Carol Jean Benjamin Do you live near a Walmart? I've started seeing essential oils like peppermint and lavender in there.
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Yeah! Thank you! I'm going to go there first thing tomorrow morning!!! :)
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Very good video. Gonna try!
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I did this and its wonderdul!!!!
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Do you always have to keep it in the refrigerator?
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+Blessing Rogers If you don't add a preservative (ex Germaben optiphen, ect) then yes. Any DIY waterbased products must be made with clean hands, sterile tools, placed in sterilized containers and kept cool to prevent mold/overgrowth of bacteria.
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Girl am definitely gonna try it thanks for the tip
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Does this only work with whole flaxseed or would it work with grounded flaxseed? Have you ever used Chia seeds for anything?
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What was all the oils you put in
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Where do you get your oils
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I love the flaxseed gel.  My problem is hold.  My hair is soft. what is your recommendation for something that  I can mix with the gel or use along with it to get a better hold.  Thanks.
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Add more seeds or less water to make the gel have a better hold.
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Thank You I will try it.
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Where do you get you essential oils? Brand name?
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I've been watching this video forever, and finally made my first batch today :) Im wondering if I put too many drops of the oils in there though, and hope its not a critical issue :/ I did 5 drops of rosemary, 6 of a blend of lavender and tea tree. Hope this isnt bad. Yikes =$ Is this okay??
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Do you have to use the oils or can you not use them?
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You don't have to use the oils if you don't want to, but most prefer to because flaxseed can be drying to some. Plus, the essential oils help to preserve your gel a bit longer.
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What is the remedy for not having the build up (flakes) from the hair gel?
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I did not get an answer.
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+Joyce Rogers I'm sorry you never got your answer. She said in one of her humidity prevention hairstyle videos that her homemade flaxseed gel never flakes on her because its so light. If yours is flaking on you, perhaps you should try a very light oil with it (like grape seed oil). The oil should moisturize and prevent it from drying too stiffly to the point of flaking. I really hope this helps!
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Could u just use normal Gel or do u have something I could just buy?
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How many times can you reuse the seeds? I wonder if ground flax would also work?
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Hey +Naptural85  This is a great video. I was wondering does this gel hold down edges good? And could I use it to make my hair slick for a ponytail? My hair type is 4b/4c.
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Thanks! What about twist outs?
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Of course it's great for twist outs
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Does Flax seeds go bad? I tried this recipe last year and didnt like it but I got a mind to try it again. I still have some flax seeds from a year ago, wondering if its a good idead to still use those?
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+TysVideoDiaries dry flaxseeds have a shelf life of two years if kept in an air tight container
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do we have to add all those oils??
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can you substitute the essential oils or leave them out all together? I really want to try this but want to make sure I have all the ingredients
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can ground/milled flaxseed be used?
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+winonanassey I just used milled flaxseeds from Kroger and my gel came out perfect.
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Awesome. I used ground flaxseed and had the WORST results lol
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Thank you so much for this tutorial :) I did this today and it turned out amazing!!!
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Can you list all the oils you used
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How long did you leave the flaxseeds to boil for?
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Where does she get her flaxseeds???
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Check your local health foods store.
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