Cinnamon stick Flax Seed Gel: Any other great scents?

curly_kccurly_kc Posts: 72Registered Users Curl Novice
I made my first batch of flax seed gel yesterday after reading recipes here and watching several you tube demos.

My recipe:

1/4 Cup of Golden Flax Seeds
2 cups distilled water
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Fresh Rosemary
Cinnamon stick

I boiled the flax seeds, fresh rosemary, and a cinnamon stick in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring, until I got the gel egg-white consistency.

I strained the gel from the seeds through a mesh wire strainer over a large stainless steel mixing bowl. Then I whisked in a few drops of Rosemary essential oil.

I poured the gel into a glass jar and refrigerated over night. The recipe yielded about 1/2 cup of gel.

I used it this morning after co washing with Alberto VO5 strawberry conditioner. I didn't need a lot of gel, because of the egg white consistency.

My hair is drying now, so I have no idea how it will turn out.

I do know the smell of the cinnamon stick in the boiling water made my entire house smell wonderful! The gel still has a cinnamon fragrant scent.

Next time I make the FSG, I would like to try some fragrant spicy green tea in the boiling water.

What are your favorite scents that you add to your FSG? Any favorites for the fall season?

Thanks.
Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold

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  • curly_kccurly_kc Posts: 72Registered Users Curl Novice
    I updated my avatar to show what my hair looks like just air dried with Alberto VO5 Strawberry conditioner and my DIY FSG.

    I am attaching a photo of the ingredients and prepping and cooking utensils I used.

    The recipe was super easy to make. It smelled great while I was making it, especially the cinnamon.

    It was easy to apply to my almost soaking wet hair. I didn't get as much hold as I wanted. I still really like how my hair looks. It defined the curls enough and didn't take long to air dry.

    I might try some marshmallow root boiled in the water to add as another ingredient for more hold.

    I don't want to add honey or another humectant for hold for my hair type.
    Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

    Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

    Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold
  • curly_kccurly_kc Posts: 72Registered Users Curl Novice
    I updated this to add that I am not sure whether cinnamon lightens hair.
    Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

    Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

    Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold

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