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Where to buy FSG??

Ms.CabernetMs.Cabernet Posts: 137Registered Users
Ok, so I'm a good cook and really like to spend time in the kitchen but there's no way that I can make flax seed gel. And I have no time to experiment to the point I make the perfect batch. My question: Is there any way to buy this gel on the ground? I know Aveda has one but I've never tried it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Looking for a very natural kind of product, as pure as homemade FSG. Thanks!!

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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok, so I'm a good cook and really like to spend time in the kitchen but there's no way that I can make flax seed gel. And I have no time to experiment to the point I make the perfect batch. My question: Is there any way to buy this gel on the ground? I know Aveda has one but I've never tried it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Looking for a very natural kind of product, as pure as homemade FSG. Thanks!!

    Botticellibabe makes FSG (and other products) from natural ingredients, and a lot of people really love it. Here's a link to her etsy page
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Fshop%2FBotticelliBotanicals" class="Popup




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  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    Just an FYI - I tried BB's & found it to be expensive, since its basically seeds boiled in water, but it is very customizeable & smells great, which are huge plusses. That being said, the consistency of hers was very liquidy and had zero hold. It was very different than what I make in my kitchen, which is snottier/more like egg whites. I loaded BB's on like instructed & it just made me stringy & limp...? I use it now sometimes to SOTC or to dilute a stronger gel into a jelly consistency. Idk if it was just that batch she made, but it does not do what my homemade FSG does. Not knocking BB as I'm sure she makes great stuff, but hers didnt work for me.

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  • Ms.CabernetMs.Cabernet Posts: 137Registered Users
    Thank you! I'll check BB's site and ask her if I can get a sample of the gel. That way I'll see if it works before buying a whole bottle.
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    I just went to look at the ingredients and found that they aren't listed--at least I didn't see them. Back in the day when I tried to get the ingredient lists before I ordered, there was some kind of issue. Just searched and the lists she sent wouldn't open. If I remember correctly, we found out several of the products were bulk bases from Essential Wholesale.
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  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kathymack wrote: »

    I just went to look at the ingredients and found that they aren't listed--at least I didn't see them. Back in the day when I tried to get the ingredient lists before I ordered, there was some kind of issue. Just searched and the lists she sent wouldn't open. If I remember correctly, we found out several of the products were bulk bases from Essential Wholesale.

    Possibly some other products? I don't believe the flax gel is from a base, but i could be wrong. I have a bottle and the ingredients list is pretty long....I'm getting ready to step out so don't have the time to type them out, maybe tomorrow.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    Possibly some other products? I don't believe the flax gel is from a base, but i could be wrong. I have a bottle and the ingredients list is pretty long....I'm getting ready to step out so don't have the time to type them out, maybe tomorrow.

    I don't think the flax gel is a base either. Personally, I don't buy from companies that don't list their ingredients.

    I don't remember if the owner originally said that she made the products or not. In checking the "What Makes Our Products Unique," I think it's meant to infer that the products are made by the owner and not bulk bases.

    I just read an old thread. I remember emailing the owner. At the time, she really wasn't very knowledgeable about ingredients.

    IMHO, FSG is too easy (and inexpensive to make) to purchase it. OP, you really won't know unless you try it. The first time, it's hard to strain the seeds, but you get used to it. I make large batches and freeze it in 4 oz bottles. I put in basic ingredients that I know I always like. If I feel like doing something different, I can always add something when I defrost. (There are some ingredients that you can't freeze.)
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    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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