For all the crafters out there, do you like to experiment with different flowers, plants, or herbs? Have you ever tried anything with flax seed before? Flax seed is a fantastic ingredient! It is very versatile and can be used in many different industries! Did you know that in the old original tellings of Sleeping Beauty, she actually pricks her finger on a sliver of flax and not on a spindle? Cool right? Flax seed can be used for soaping, bath and body products, skin care and even hair care!
Flax seed is a very beautiful flower, otherwise known as common flax or linseed. It can be either annual or perennial and is part of the Linum genus. In Northern Ireland flax is used as the emblem and in Belarus common flax is the national flower. There are two basic varieties of flax seed, brown or yellow gold. However the flower is a bright pale blue color. In a cave in the country of Georgia, evidence was found that dates flax seed back 30,000 years! Isn’t that awesome? Even in ancient Egypt, there were paintings of flax inside temples and priests only wore linens made with flax because it was considered a symbol of purity. Mummies were even entombed with the flax linens!
This flower can be used for so many different industries. Soaping, skin care, hair care, and bath and body just to name a few. Do you suffer from migraines or horrible headaches? Flax is a main ingredient in eye pillows to help with the pain! We even have an awesome free recipe for Relaxing Eye Pillows here at Nature’s Garden. It is used as a beautiful natural decoration for soaps, and it contains antioxidants that are great for protecting you from heart disease and your skin from skin cancer. Flax seed also helps with many other skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that are great for helping cuts to heal faster and keep your skin smooth and hydrated. For hair care, flax seed helps to prevent hair loss, makes hair easier to manage and provides it with many essential nutrients.
Here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer whole flax seeds and even a flax seed class! Just type “flax seed” into the search bar on our site and it will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for Flax Seed” that offers our class and the seeds. We even have more great free recipes with this wonderful ingredient. Try our Curl Pop Hair Gel recipe or our Silky Hair Gel recipe. Both of those are an amazing treat that you and your hair will both love!
For women, ground flax seed may even help with symptoms of menopause like night sweats and hot flashes. But please don’t take this blog as medical advice! We only sell flax seed for external use. Always make sure to talk to your doctor before using anything in place of medical treatment! Fun fact! Linseed oil is used for linoleum and printing inks for drying oil. Flax seed is such a versatile product that you will most certainly love it in whatever project you use it for! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and keep watch for more Enlightened by Layla!