- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1-2 drops wintergreen or peppermint essential oil
- 1-2 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1-2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Place all ingredients in a glass jar and whisk or shake together (as long as the lid is airtight). Add to running water and swish around to disperse the powder. For just a foot soak, add 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture to water in a small basin.
Mustard oil can be used topically to stimulate hair growth and promote a healthy scalp. You can also use the oil as a rub in a small area to relieve arthritis pain.
Mustard Scalp Treatment
Massage 1 tablespoon mustard oil into the scalp. Wrap the head in a plastic bag for 30 minutes. Remove the bag and shampoo, styling as usual. Used once a week, you will begin to see the effects after just a few treatments.
As mentioned, mustard seeds pack a nutritious wallop. They contain more than their share of fiber, too, making them helpful for constipation. Eat 1 teaspoonful twice a day to get things rolling along.
In concentrating on the seeds, let us not forget to mention that mustard greens are incredibly nutritious, too, and add spice to many Eastern dishes. Whether cooked or raw, the greens of the mustard plant are a nice departure from humdrum, go-to greens like spinach.
Do beware: mustard oil has been banned for consumption in the U.S. because of its concentration of erucic acid (you can still get it for external applications).