We boil the seeds in water to release the mucilage - a thick, gooey substance. We then add it to our products for its ability to soothe, lightly hydrate and add suppleness to the skin and hair strand.
The flax, or linseed, is an herb with a tall, leafy stem and pale blue flowers. Its tear-shaped, brown or yellowish seeds produce linseed mucilage. It's cultivated in most temperate zones for both fiber and seed.