What To Do With Mustard – Five Unknown Uses

We will not approach this topic from the perspective of the primary role mustard plays in the kitchen, but will seek some uncommon uses instead that can make the difference when you need help, in various situations. So here is what to do with mustard, in a series of examples and successfully concluded experiments coming via Instructables.com

If you have a sore throat and do not want to turn to medicine again, then combine mustard, the juice of one half of a fresh lemon, one tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of honey, and one half cup of boiling water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes. Take some in your mouth and gargle! Warning: this concoction will not taste or smell good. After a few rounds of gargling, your throat should be feeling a lot less sore. If you dare for more, then put one cap of mouthwash into the mix before gargling. This will increase the nastiness of the taste, but will also heighten the benefits.

The classic yellow mustard makes a fine choice for those looking for an efficient and accessible face mask. Just spread a thin layer on the face and let it settle for a few minutes and then rinse. After rinsing, your face will be smoother and will have a nice healthy glow. It is though important to see if the mustard makes your sensitive skin react so spread a little bit on your inner wrist. If you break out in some funky rash there, then I advise against putting mustard on your face.

If you’re tired at the end of a hard day’s work, which is very likely, then try a mustard-infused bath. Combine 2 tablespoons of mustard and 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts in your warm running bath water. Mustard will amplify the therapeutic effects of the salts, relieving you of muscle pains at a much faster rate than bathing with them alone. Leisurely soak in the bath for about twenty minutes to relieve minor muscle aches and pains. After your mustard bath, be sure to shower off to avoid the lingering scent of mustard on your skin.

They also say mustard keeps critters away from your veggie garden. So place a plate with some mustard rubbed on it in each corner of the garden and rabbits or deer will think twice before making any incursion into tour garden.

Now, if you got a serious burn and it hurts like heck, then take the first step towards diminishing the pain by putting the burned part of your body part under cool, running water. This will relieve some of the pain right away and will help to stop the progression of the burning. Then, step 2, unknown to many of you, consists of spreading a thin layer of mustard over the burnt area and the pain will go away almost immediately.

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