1. Hi!!

    For the above recepie which preservative and in what quantity should be used.

    1. Hi,

      You can use any broad-spectrum preservative. Optiphen and Germall Plus are good choices. To calculate the amount of preservative first you need to find out the weight of the cup of water. If you are using a US cup of water the weight is 237 grams. Now multiply the weight by the usage rate of the preservative you are using and divide it by 100. So it goes like this: 237gr (weight cup water) x 1% (preservative usage) = 237 x 100= 2.37. So, you should add 2.37 gr of preservative. There is an easier way to calculate the amount of preservative you need to add with this calculator.

  2. CAN you store the gel for weeks or months?

    1. Hi,

      Without a preservative, I wouldn’t keep it for longer than 2 weeks in the refrigerator. With a broad spectrum preservative, it can last up to 6 months approx. (depending on the preservative you use).
      To prolong the shelf-life of the flaxseed gel use distilled water, disinfect all the utensils you are using with rubbing alcohol, don’t put your fingers on it and, of course, keep it in the fridge. Another thing you can do is to place the gel into an ice cube tray and freeze it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. can i leave flex seed gel over night

      1. Hi,

        I guess you could, but it may feel sticky. Try it and see if it works for you but make sure you are not allergic to flaxseeds.

        Thanks for stopping by.

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