Flaxseed Benefits 101: Diet, Health, and Beauty for All

Susan Hoff
February 22, 2024

Flaxseed can benefit your health, nutrition, and even beauty!

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Today, I want to talk to you about flaxseed and its many benefits, as well as my tips on how to incorporate it into both your routine and diet. In the realm of superfoods, flaxseed is acknowledged to be a nutritional powerhouse, offering lots of benefits and culinary versatility. Let’s see some of the greatest flaxseed benefits. 

Flaxseed Benefits For Your Whole Organism

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans, flaxseed provides an impressive array of benefits that support heart health, digestive function, and hormonal balance. Whether consumed in its whole form, as flaxseed oil, or even as flaxseed milk, this tiny seed is truly amazing at nourishing the body from within. But what exactly is flaxseed milk? It’s a beverage obtained through flaxseed and water, simple yet creamy and satisfying. And you can make it at home in only 15 minutes! Keep reading to learn more about it.

Flaxseed Oil Benefits: Nourishing From the Inside Out

Beyond its many uses in the kitchen, flaxseed oil offers lots of benefits for skin and hair health. Rich in essential fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), flaxseed oil helps hydrate and nourish the skin, promoting a radiant complexion and reducing inflammation. Incorporating flaxseed oil into your skincare routine can enhance moisture retention and support a youthful glow. If applied to hair, it can stimulate faster and stronger growth, as well as nourish the scalp and provide relief from dandruff. If you want to learn more about how to use flaxseed for healthier, luscious hair, check out these tips

The Natural Botox: Flaxseed Facial Mask

Have you ever seen those viral videos on TikTok where people make their own flaxseed facial mask? I know I have! This mask has been hailed as a "natural botox" treatment, and it’s incredibly popular when it comes to natural skincare. This DIY mask makes the most of the hydrating properties of flaxseed gel creating a potent elixir for youthful skin. Of course, it doesn’t actually match Botox in terms of quality and duration of the benefits, but it does provide deep hydration which will create the effect of younger, wrinkle-free skin. 

How To Make the Viral Flaxseed Face Mask

To make the mask, simply boil flaxseeds in water until they form a gel-like consistency. It shouldn’t take more than 15/20 minutes. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Regular use of this mask can help firm and tone the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a luminous complexion.

Incorporating Flaxseed into Your Diet: Delicious and Nutritious Options

From flaxseed muffins to homemade flaxseed milk, there are countless ways to incorporate this nutrient-rich seed into your daily diet. Add ground flaxseeds to your morning smoothie or oatmeal for a boost of fiber and omega-3s, or sprinkle whole flaxseeds over salads and soups for added crunch and nutrition. Try adding them to these salad dressings, for example! Experiment with flaxseed oil in salad dressings or drizzle it over roasted vegetables for a flavorful and nourishing touch. The possibilities are endless!

Homemade Flaxseed Milk Recipe


1/4 cup whole flaxseeds

3 cups water

Optional: vanilla extract, honey, or your favorite syrup


Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 10-20 seconds. Then pour the beverage into a bottle or container and leave it there for about 10 minutes. When this time has passed, the jelly consistency will have left the milk and you’ll be able to strain it without a problem. You can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Here are more fun facts and ways to enjoy your homemade flaxseed milk. And if you like the healthy seeds theme we have going on, make sure to check out this recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

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