Flaxseed Gel

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Hi!
Could someone who makes FSG tell me how long it usually lasts? I just made some for the first time, I am keeping it refrigerated and have put no preservatives in it.
Thanks
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Most places that I've seen say that it will last about two weeks without preservatives. I have some I just checked that I made a little over 2 weeks ago which is smelling funny, so I'd have to say that that is correct.
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PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month
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Thanks! That seems like quite a good amount of time. I was expecting less.
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I think a week, I had some for about a week & 4 days without preservatives & it smelled bad so I threw it out
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Thanks! I'm guessing it will all depend somewhat on the individual recipe and possibly the seeds
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Anytime I make it, I run out before it smells at all. I want to say 2-3 weeks.
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2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
Mine lasted a week or so, so I chose preservatives. I've had this bottle for a month now, since I don't use much of it at once. (:

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Mine lasted a week or so, so I chose preservatives. I've had this bottle for a month now, since I don't use much of it at once. (:

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Originally Posted by HtBlack
What preservative did you use?
I use cosgard, it's a wide pH-range preservative that I'm really liking. It has benzoic acid in it so smells like almonds, too. XD

I don't think it exists in the states, I live in europe...

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A 2C, hopefully something more as my hair gets redefined. Lots of chemical/heat damage to get rid of! Currently at shoulder length, aiming for mid-back.

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I use cosgard, it's a wide pH-range preservative that I'm really liking. It has benzoic acid in it so smells like almonds, too. XD

I don't think it exists in the states, I live in europe...

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Originally Posted by HtBlack
Hmmm ok, thanks anyway!
HtBlack what country are you in? I'm in the UK and did a quick internet search and cannot find it. I would love a preservative that smells of almond!
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I'm in Italy but I buy mine from aromazone, a French website. I use google translate to browse since it's in French. XD shipping is 6.90 so I would consider getting some more items, they literally have tons of stuff! I go crazy whenever I visit that store. -_-

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A 2C, hopefully something more as my hair gets redefined. Lots of chemical/heat damage to get rid of! Currently at shoulder length, aiming for mid-back.

(Any HtBlack you find anywhere on the internet is most likely always moi! :3)
Thanks!
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7-10 days but I usually toss mine after a week, even if it doesn't yet smell bad.

you can divide your batch and put some in the freezer and defrost as needed.
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