One of the most popular and must haves in any kitchen shelf is mustard seeds. As much as these seeds come with various health benefits, if you look back in time, mustard seeds were also used for beautification purposes. That is correct, as a natural form of therapy; the women of ancient civilizations used these seeds for the hair and beauty. As much as this may sound strange, however, here are a few reasons why you should consider using mustard seed scrubs for your hair and beauty regime. Not only will you get to know the benefits; however, you will also get a few tips on what you need to do to achieve the desired benefit.
For skin hydration and moistening
You can keep your skin hydrated and moist by using mustard seeds. For this, all you have to do is take some aloe vera gel and mustard seeds and grind them together. Apply this mixture on your face, leave it for a while, and wash it with some luke warm water.
For hair growth
If you want to boost your hair growth naturally then all you have to do is make a powder out of raw mustard seeds. These seeds are enriched with Vitamin A and by grinding them on your scalp, you will not only have healthy hair follicles, however, you will also see your hair growth improving.
To remove dry and tanned skin
If you want to to take care of your dry and tanned skin, all you need is a pack made out yellow mustard seeds. For this, you would need a quarter cup of yellow mustard seeds as well as Chirauli nuts. You would also need a pinch of fresh turmeric roots or a little turmeric powder, a few almonds, one marigold flower and as a substitute, you can opt for rose or calendula. You would also need some lemon juice, fresh cream, milk or yogurt.
To make the paste you first need to boil the yellow mustard seeds for around 2 minutes and let them cool. Then blend this mixture with the rest of the ingredients into a smooth paste. Make sure that you use only the petals. This paste should be kept in the fridge for at least 2 weeks and then you should apply it all over your body before you have a bath. After that, you can wash the paste with warm water.
For relaxing tired muscles
There are various reasons why our body may get tired, it could be due to constant walking, sitting or even due to excess stress, which might make our muscles feel tensed and tired. Well now, you can relax your muscles at home with the help of a nice mustard seed bath. For this, all you have to do is add some Epsom salt and mustard seeds in a hot water bathtub and soak yourself in it for a while. For those who do not have a bathtub, you can still do this by soaking your feet in a bucket or take a large tub and sit inside it.
For skin nourishing and smoothing
A perfect way to nourish and smoothen your skin is by massaging your body with mustard oil. Not only is mustard oil good for the health, however, it will also give your complexion a radiant glow. For this, all you need to do is
Massage some mustard oil all over your body first thing in the morning, this will help in blood circulation as well as in stimulating the lymphatic drainage.
After the massage, leave it on for around 10-15 minutes and have a bath with warm or hot water. To get the best results use cold pressed organic mustard oil not only for your internal consumption but also for your massage.
Detox and remove the impurities of your skin
A perfect way to start your beauty regime is by making a scrub out of mustard seeds. This will help in detoxification of the skin as well as in removing the impurities in the skin. For this scrub, you would need a few mustard seeds and a few drops of any essential oil. You can use this scrub all over your body for exfoliating your skin as well as for detoxificating it. To get the maximum benefit of this scrub, use it at least once in a week.