5 Things To Do with Mustard
Mustard isn't just tasty on burgers and hot dogs. Did you know it can also soothe back pain, relieve congestion, get rid of skunk smell, and more? Read on for mustard's many uses.
1. Soothe an Aching Back
Take a bath in yellow mustard to relieve an aching back or arthritis pain. Simply pour a regular 6- to 8-ounce (175- to 240-milliliter) bottle of mustard into the hot water as the tub fills. Mix well and soak yourself for 15 minutes. If you don’t have time for a bath you can rub some mustard directly on the affected areas. Use only mild yellow mustard and make sure to apply it to a small test area first. Undiluted mustard may irritate your skin.
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Beware putting mustard on your bare skin and leaving it for any amount of time. Grandma's mustard plasters were never spread directly on the skin and even then if left unattended for too long could seriously blister the skin. Even for a short period of time the chest was left bright red. Mustard applied to the skin is never recommended if you do not know how to use it. Keep it away from your face. You will have to take that face to work tomorrow. A mustard burn is not fun.