Hair Gel and Crackers

Homemade Hair Gel

Homemade Flaxseed Hair Gel

 

What do hair gel and crackers have in common?  –Wonder if you could make your own hair gel, and with the left overs, you could make crackers?  Crazy, I know!  But it really does work!  About 5 years ago I became determined to make my own household products.  In part to save money, but additionally, I wanted the peace of mind of knowing all the ingredients.  As I experimented I found that I could custom make my products.  Then…what do you do with the by-product?  –Make something else that is useful.

Flaxseed Hair Gel

  • 2 Tbsp Flaxseeds
  • 1 cup water or Aloe Gel

(Simmer for 10 min. and strain immediately.  You can use an old nylon stocking and a pair of tongs.  I just use a small strainer.)

  • Add: ½ cup water and Essential Oils…mix well (You can use 1/2 cup Aloe Gel instead of water for extra moisturizing.)
  • Option One: 2 drops Ginger EO and 3 drops Orange Blossom EO
  • Option Two: 1 drops Lavender EO and 2 drops Lime EO
Let it cool and pour into a container.  I like to apply it when my hair is wet.  It helps keep my hair style from falling out, and it is soft enough to comb-out.  Now what to do with boiled flaxseed leftovers?
Flaxseed Cracker

Flaxseed Cracker with Salsa

Flaxseed Crackers

  • Left over flaxseed from one hair gel recipe
  • Lightly salt
  • sprinkle with sesame seeds
Grease a baking sheet with my “Liquid Parchment” (below).  Smooth flaxseed goop into a thin layer that is 2-3 inches wide and as long as the pan.  This helps the baking process.  Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds (optional).  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Flip the strips over and bake another 10-15 minutes.  If they are still squishy in parts, flip and bake another 10 minutes.  How thick the strips are determines how long it will take to bake.  They should be crispy when they come out.

Flaxseed Crackers without Hair Gel

Very little carbohydrates!  Totally South Beach Diet friendly.
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup flax seeds
  • –soak for half an hour
  • add 1/2 salt and 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
Grease a baking sheet with my “Liquid Parchment” (below).  Smooth flaxseed goop into a thin layer that is 2-3 inches wide and as long as the pan.  This helps the baking process.  Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds (optional).  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Flip the strips over and bake another 10-15 minutes.  If they are still squishy in parts, flip and bake another 10 minutes.  How thick the strips are determines how long it will take to bake.  They should be crispy when they come out.

Liquid Parchment

  • 1/4 c. rice flour
  • 1/4 c. oil (sunflower or rice oil)
  • 1/4 c. (organic shortening)