Grandma Pengillys Hand Lotion

 Source: Grandma Pengillys Hand Lotion, SaskFlax

Source: Grandma Pengillys Hand Lotion, SaskFlax

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


  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.

Nutritional Analysis


YIELD: 3 - 3 1/2 cups (750 - 825 mL).


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