Traditionally, Mustard oil is used in a lot of cooking in India, especially in Bengal. With its lovely, pungent, strong taste and high smoke point, it is usually used for sauteing and frying up vegetables. Some Bengali chefs, who are experts in its use, say that heating it to a smoking point and then letting it cool is a great way to soften and refine its flavour.
However, mustard seed oil has always been a controversial topic, containing up to 50% erucic acid. This is way above what the EU Directive 80/891/EEC allows. This directive does not allow foods to have an erucic acid content of over 5%, making mustard oil banned as a food product in the west for years now.
Though KTC mustard seed oil is not a mustard oil for cooking, when applied topically and used as a massage oil, skin serum, and hair treatment, it can have many beneficial traits. This includes optimization on skin and hair health, pain relief, and a decrease in inflammation.
Mustard oil’s antifungal and antibacterial properties can help reduce acne and rash on the face, making it a great addition to anyone’s skincare routine. It is also known to help whiten and strengthen teeth with just a little bit of oil used with lemon and salt.
KTC Edibles’s mustard oil is made with 100% pure mustard oil from India.
How to use as essential oil:
Mustard oil KTC can be produced by extracting mustard seeds via a steam distillation process. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed it generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a flavouring agent.
Although the two -mustard oil and mustard essential oil - are considered different types of oil, they are both extracted from mustard seeds and share many of the same beneficial compounds.
Both can also be diluted with a carrier oil, applied topically, and used as a massage oil or mixed into homemade skin serums and scalp treatments. Be sure to perform a patch test first, by applying a small amount to your skin and wait at least 24 hours to check for any redness or irritation.
Currently, there’s no recommended dosage for mustard oil, and research on the effects of its topical application among humans needs further study. Therefore, for topical use, it’s best to start with a small amount of around 1 tablespoon or 14 mL and increase slowly to assess your tolerance.
Application for hair care:
- Section hair for easier and better application.
- Spread the oil with your fingers in your hair and massage gently.
- After letting it sit for 30 minutes, wash hair thoroughly with shampoo. Recommended using once or twice a week to get stronger and healthier hair.
Recipe for Face Mask:
- 1 tsp curd
- 1 tsp gram flour
- A few drops lemon juice
- A few drops of mustard oil
- Mix all ingredients
- Apply to your face and neck and leave for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash it off and pat dry. For best results, use this face mask thrice a week.
If you are looking for where to buy mustard oil, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our KTC Mustard oil.
This product is not available to be shipped internationally.