Our Primal Cure Mustard Seed Oil has been cold compressed, and is great for both skin and hair, as it's rich in vitamin E and omega 3. The seeds in this mustard seed oil come from the black mustard plant (brassica nigra), which grows in Argentina, Chile, the USA and some European countries.
Mustard Seed Oil has some great benefits for hair and skin, including its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help fight inflammation on your skin and encourage healthy hair growth. The naturally high levels of vitamin E help preserve the protective lipid layer on skin to improve elasticity, while its antioxidant levels help repair and build tissue. Anti-inflammatory properties reduce inflammation while also repairing damage to skin cells, include hair follicles, which will help with healthy and strong hair growth. Vitamin E is a key ingredient in many anti-aging products thanks to the above properties.
Black mustard seed oil is a brilliant source of omega-3, specifically alpha-linoleic acid, more commonly referred to as ALA (as is common for omega-3 sourced from plant extracts). ALA is a further boost of anti-inflammatory and anti-aging for the skin.
We use mustard seed oil in our anti-cellulite oil for helping firm up skin. You can also use mustard seed oil as a massage oil, as combining the mustard seed oil with a massaging action can help boost circulation, helping skin appear plumper and firmer. Mustard seed oil also has a natural source of selenium, which is often used to treat joint pain, which again works best when massaged into the skin.
You’ll notice that mustard seed oil has a very distinctive odour, this is due to the presence of something called allyl isothiocyanate. This can easily be masked by combining with more fragrant oils such as juniper and lavender. Also take care not to apply near clothing, as it can stain.
As well as all these wonderful benefits for our skin, mustard seed oil makes a great hair treatment. The ALA content helps maintain normal cell growth, which is important for hair follicle maintenance and increases hair elasticity and hair strength. You can use it as a hot oil treatment on its own, or combine with coconut oil.
- 100% mustard seed oil (herbal)
- 100% acquired by cold pressed methods
Warning: Because of its natural nature, this product may contain traces of nuts or other allergens. Keep out of the reach of children. For external use only. If contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a doctor before use if you are taking any medication or are suffering from any medical condition. Cold pressed on machines that have also been used for nuts and other allergens. We always recommend performing a patch test before first use.