Grandma Pengilly’s Hand Lotion

Source:   |  Category: Whole Flaxseed

Initially it feels a bit sticky, but it dries quite smooth.


  • 12 cups (3 L) soft water 
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole flaxseed
  • 3 oz. (85 mL) glycerin 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vitamin E 
  • bergamot or lavender essential oil  
12 cups soft water 3/4 cup  whole flaxseed3 oz. glycerin 1 tsp vitamin E bergamot or lavender essential oil  


  1. In a saucepan, boil water and flaxseed for about 2 hours until it begins to thicken. Strain. Add glycerin, vitamin E and essential oil. Mix well and allow to cool.
  2. Store in a lightproof jar in a cool place.

Yield: 3 to 3 1/2 cups (750 to 825 mL).

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