Flax was the first textile plant to be grown in Europe. Fragments of flax fabrics, dating back to 4000 BC, have been found in Switzerland. Flaxseed (also known as linseed) has excellent softening and anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used as a laxative. A decoction of flaxseed and marshmallow root can be used in baths to soothe itching and leave skin supple and velvety soft.
Linseed extracts have softening and hydrating properties. They improve skin comfort.