Mustard Oil for Eczema – 3 Awesome Home Recipes

Most of us know the cycle of scratch and itch, it’s very common. Though you feel relaxed while scratching, you must stop it. Read on to know how to use mustard oil for eczema.

Few years back I was among those people who fight this never ending battle of itching. Not just inflamed rashes and pain, eczema itching ruins your social life. It’s very embarrassing to scratch in office and public places, but you can’t help.

What Triggers Eczema Flare ups?

Unfortunately, real cause of this chronic skin ailment is unknown. Scientist, hold hereditary as mere reason for this ailment.

When you ingest or touch substances that can trigger eczema, itching starts and slowly inflamed flare ups appear.

There is no permanent cure for eczema. You must follow strict diet to avoid eczema, like me. I avoid all those irritants that stimulate itching.

Home remedies are effective and inexpensive way to reduce the ailment. Mustard oil is one among those innate remedies that can do wonders on your skin.

Benefits of Mustard Oil for Eczema


I tried steroid creams, but they strip natural oil from your skin; whereas natural ingredients penetrate deep into the skin and reduce inflammation.

Note: Along with topical application, you must avoid consuming foods that trigger eczema flare ups.

  • Moisturizing properties in the oil hydrates dry itchy flare-ups.
  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties residing in mustard oil restrain bacterial infection.
  • Rashes and eczema flare-ups cause pain and inflammation, anti-inflammatory property of this oil reduce inflammation and fasten the healing process.
  • Vitamin E housed in the oil protects the skin from harmful UV rays and stimulate collagen production, which improves elasticity of the skin.
  • Topical application of mustard oil improves blood circulation and helps to thwart free radicals due to its antioxidant property.
  • Hydrating property of the oil will help to get rid of itching.
  • Blend it with coconut oil for skin lightening.

Just by hydrating your skin, you can’t get rid of eczema. In my case moisture triggered itching. Remedy which you use must include antibacterial properties that can thwart the infectious bacteria. Mustard oil is naturally packed with all those essential properties.

How to Use Mustard Oil to Get Rid of Eczema?

Immune system in few hypersensitive people may react harshly against some natural ingredients. So, it’s recommended to patch test before applying it over the skin.

  1. Wash eczema affected area with distilled water.
  2. Pat dry with soft and clean cloth.
  3. Take required amount of mustard oil in your clean palm.
  4. Gently apply it over the skin. Alternatively, you can use cotton ball to apply the oil.
  5. Leave it to dry naturally.

I personally experienced rigorous itching at night, so I used to apply the mask before going to bed. Also don’t wear tight clothes.

Coconut Oil and Mustard Oil

Take a bowl and blend two oils in equal quantity. Wash the skin as mentioned above and massage over the skin.

You can use it over the face to reduce dark spots and to improve complexion.

Mustard Oil Mask for Eczema

Cosmetic creams are filled with chemicals and preservatives. Avoid them and use this natural homemade face mask.

Take 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of mustard oil and few drops of lemon juice.  Blend all ingredients and apply over prewashed skin.

After 15-20 minutes, rinse it off with water.

Try this homemade face mask recipe twice in a week.

Along with this listed mustard oil for eczema recipes, you must follow strict diet. Avoid all substances including food and clothes that can trigger eczema.

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Mustard Oil for Skin Tightening – Fast and Natural Remedy

mustard seed oil for skin tightening

As you age your skin loses its elasticity. Effective home remedies like mustard oil for skin tightening will help you to obtain alluring face.

India is very close to nature and people here prefer natural ingredients over artificial substances. Mustard oil, which is considered unfit for consumption by countries like USA, Canada and Europe, is used for culinary purposes in India. (1)

Omega – 3 & 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E and other nutrients in this pungent tasting oil can enhance overall skin texture. You’ll be bowled to know that massaging your hair with mustard oil can make them dark and strong.

Here, I’ll discuss about mustard oil benefits for skin and how it can make your skin firm.

  • Regular massaging with mustard oil will stimulate blood circulation and thus improves overall functioning of the health and skin.
  • Impurities, dead cells and pollutants piled over the skin can be cleansed by its cleansing activity.
  • Anti-fungal and antibacterial properties housed in mustard oil can restrain infectious germs.
  • Vitamin E improves elasticity of the skin by enhancing collagen production. It also protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Mustard oil can stimulate sweat glands, thus helps to remove toxins out of the body.
  • Fatty acids packed in this yellow essential oil hydrates dry skin and lock the moisture.
  • Assorted nutrients reduce pigmentation and fine lines on the face.
  • Gentle massaging in this oil relieves from stress because of its essential vitamins.

How to Use Mustard Oil for Skin Tightening?

It’s so simple to apply homemade face masks. Just wash your face initially or cleanse if you can.

Take unrefined mustard oil in left palm and apply on the skin when it’s still damp. Gently massage in circulation motion and leave it to dry.

Beauty experts recommend blending other natural oils with mustard oil to make it more effective.

Lemon juice and mustard oil

 Both ingredients can remove dark spots and tan. Mix required amount of gram flour, with mustard oil and add few drops of lemon juice to it.

After mixing thoroughly, apply the mask on prewashed face. Try this simple remedy twice in a week.

Coconut oil and mustard oil for skin tightening

This facial mask will make your skin well hydrated and smooth. Cleanse your face with water and pat dry.

Take required amount of coconut oil and mustard oil in a bowl and mix them. Apply the mask over prewashed face using cotton ball. You can massage gently in circular motion with your clean fingers.

Wear old clothes while apply this face mask, as the oil may leave stains.

Mustard oil and grapeseed oil to tighten the skin

As mentioned, skin develops wrinkles and fine lines as you age. Essential oils are packed with exceptional nutrients that can restore elasticity of the skin and reduce premature aging wrinkles.

  1. Take ¼ cup of grapeseed oil or sesame oil for oily skin.
  2. Swirl the bowl by adding 10 drops of mustard oil to it.
  3. Now massage the skin with the oil regularly.
  4. Apply heating pad for 20 minutes on the skin or dip towel in hot water, wring until damp and place it on the face.
  5. After 15 minutes remove the oil using cotton ball.

Note: People who’re hypersensitive to mustard seeds must stay away from this oil.

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mustard oil for skin tightening

Mustard Oil for Skin Lightening

mustard oil for skin lightening

Your skin gets its color from a pigment known as melanin. Skin tone turns dark due to few factors like UV rays, cosmetics, diet, hormonal imbalance, stress and dry skin.

Cosmetic industries manufacture skin lightening creams, but they are loaded with chemicals that can harm your sensitive skin. Though home remedies lack scientific evidence to back, people who tried gave positive feedback.

Mustard oil is an age old home remedy recommended by grannies for healthy skin. Apart from skin, you can use mustard oil for skin lightening, pimples, dry skin and for other skin disorders.

This pungent smelled oil is extracted from mustard seeds. Because of its healing activity you can use it for healthy hair, skin and body.

Benefits of Mustard Oil for Skin Lightening

Though cosmetic creams allure with their promising marketing lines, chemical ingredients in the cream cause side-effects. You must be realistic, don’t expect over night results by applying mustard oil. One of the best ways to keep your skin glow is to stay away from UV rays.

When you topically massage this oil, it improves blood circulation, restrains bacterial infection, stops fungal infection and helps to reduce body temperature.

How actually your skin turns dark?

There are many factors that lead to dark skin; hormonal imbalance is one among them. Excess production of melanin results in dark patches over various parts of the skin. Repeated exposure of sun rays and pregnancy also leave dark spots. This condition is popularly known as hyperpigmentation.

Though it’s a harmless skin condition, people out of cosmetic concern try to get rid of them. Though beauty cream, balanced diet and laser treatment can help you to achieve brightening skin (with side-effects), natural remedies is one the cost effective way recommended by many beauticians.

Instead of using mustard oil alone, experts recommend to blend it with other innate ingredients.

  • Mix equal amount of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and saffron with mustard oil.
  • Before applying it over the skin, wash your face and pat dry.
  • Slightly massage the mask on the face and around the neck.
  • Leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off.

Else simply mix mustard oil with coconut oil and apply it over the face for 10 minutes. Vitamin C residing in this essential oil will protect the skin from harmful UV rays, rejuvenate the skin, post pone aging wrinkles and stimulate healing.

Add besan, curd and few lemon drops to mustard oil and mix thoroughly. Apply evenly and leave it to dry naturally. Use cold water to rinse the mask.

Did you ever use mustard oil for skin lightening? Did it work for you? Please share your views with us.

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