How Mustard oil is beneficial for the Infants and toddlers

March 3, 2017
mustard oil for babies

Being a Mother to a Toddler, I am sharing the uses of Mustard oil for Babies as now I use it myself for my Kid.

Mustard oil  is also known as “sarson ka tel” in Hindi, “sorshe tel” in Bengali, “rai ka tel” in Punjabi, “Kadugu Ennai” in Tamil. It has lots of medicinal benefits and is used extensively for babies and kids in South Asia.
Note: Do not use mustard oil before your Baby turns 6 months old.


Tried and Tested benefits of Mustard oil for Babies


I put a drop of Mustard oil in Navel

Take 1-2 drops of the oil on your fingers and apply on their belly button, rubbing in a circular motion all around it. You can do this anytime but I prefer it doing After-bath or before Night-sleep.

It helps in digestion and keep their Lips soft.


I use it as a mosquito repellent

The strong and pungent smell of mustard oil can have an effect against insects. Moreover, it acts as an Itch soother after mosquito bites.


I use it for Teeth and gums

Mix few drops of mustard oil with Salt and apply on their Teeth and Gums.

I do this once a week. It helps whiten teeth and kill bacteria which produce acids leading to teeth discoloration.


I use it for Massage in Winters

Mustard oil is Good for head massage as it help in stimulating hair growth.

Body Massage with mustard oil can help in reducing cough and cold during winters. Put one or two cloves of garlic in mustard oil and heat the oil.  Now strain and use it for massage on chest, back and feet, massaging in circular motions.

Massaging with mustard oil also improves blood circulation and helps in muscle and bone growth.

NoteMustard oil can also cause allergic reactions in some babies.  Always test on a small portion of body to see if baby is able to tolerate the massage oil. You can also add few drops of water to reduce the pungent effect of the oil.


Are you a Parent? Do share if you know some more uses of Mustard oil for Kids.



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  • Reply geet December 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    hey there, that’s a good post. I have also written a post on mustard oil health benefits. here is the link –
    I hope you will like my post as much as i liked your post.
    Either way, keep up the good work.

  • Reply Bail Kolhu Mustard Oil kanpur November 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Your post is very nice thanks for sharing this post..

  • Reply Sweta September 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing more information and benefits about mustard oil.

  • Reply Bail Kolhu Oil online kanpur July 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Its a very nice blog Looks great in mustard plant…Thank you so much sharing this post..

  • Reply Karen | Two Tiny Hands Blog March 30, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I’ve never even heard of mustard oil before but anything than can help stave off the common cold in winter sounds like something I want to try! I’ll have to go find some!
    ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • Reply Upasna April 2, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Yes, it works to keep their Cold away. Thanks for commenting Karen

  • Reply HighHeelsAndFairyTales March 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve never used mustard oil before. So many great uses! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 x #FamilyFun

    • Reply Upasna April 2, 2017 at 2:05 am

      Yes, Mustard Oil is a multi-purpose oil here in India. You must check out the reasons to apply it in the belly button. Thanks for visiting Charlene

  • Reply Kerry Gibbons March 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Wow I’ve never even heard of it! Very interesting, thanks for sharing #FamilyFun

    • Reply Upasna April 2, 2017 at 2:02 am

      I am glad you find it useful Kerry.

  • Reply March 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I had never heard of mustard oil and now I have, I’m amazed at all it’s different uses!

    • Reply upasna March 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Is it? Do read about applying mustard oil in belly button. You will be more amazed by the facts. Thanks for commenting.

  • Reply Prakash B Hegade (its PH) March 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Noted! 🙂

    • Reply upasna March 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks Prakash. You have a Toddler at Home right?

  • Reply Sunith Kollara March 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Nice post on the benefits of mustard oil.

    • Reply upasna March 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks Sunith.

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