Mustard Oil Benefits For Babies

Mustard Oil For Babies

Oil massage is a house hold tradition where ever there are babies and new born infants. Winter demands more oil massaging for babies. With the onset of winter, it is our priority to keep our babies/children as warm as possible. Not just warm, moisturizing is also matter to think of.




Traditionally, in India, mustard oil is the chosen oil for massaging. Mustard oil has a lot of medicinal values.

Why Mustard Oil Is Beneficial:-


  • Is a good anti bacterial.
  • Has anti fungal elements.
  • Helps digestive system.
  • Good moisturizer.
  • Helps blood circulation.
  • Above all, warms up the body.

Hence, mustard oil is perfect for both body and head/scalp massage for babies; especially in winter.

Ways to use mustard oil for baby massage:

  • It is an old practice to boil mustard oil. Once the boiled oil cools down, it is stored for later use. The boiled and cooled oil is used for massaging baby’s body and head before bath.
  • There are suggestions of adding ajwain seeds to the boiled mustard oil and letting it cool.
  • Some also practice the method of dipping the raw garlic pods in the mustard oil.
  • Some practice also involves just warming up the required amount of mustard oil before using for the massage.
  • Another method is, spurting garlic pods in one spoon of mustard oil. And once the pods are spurted, add more mustard oil and just warm up everything.
  • Adding basil leaves to the warm mustard oil is also a very common practice to help babies tackle the cold winter.


Mustard Oil Hair Massage On Babies:-

Although now there are many hair oil available for babies but some still prefer good old mustard oil .It’s advisable to use it in winters as it is hot in nature .


What are your ways of helping your baby this winter?


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  1. nidhi tiwary says:

    Ajwain in mustard oil will help babies in cough n cold too.

    • yup!…i am doing that now…i have stored the ajwain, mustard oil and garlic pod in mustard that there r good body washes i don have to worry about the smell also..

      In India we are not able to keep ourself this warm as abroad so these things helps babies in cough and cold otherwise one just need to keep giving medicines all the time.

  2. no even in abroad (at those extreme winter places) every body struggles to keep themselves warm. If yr baby has just cough and cold you hardly get an appointment with ur local doctor. And even if u get, he will examine that it is just an infection and says no midication required.

    the cold and cpugh has to go on its own. it might take 7-10 days..don’t worry…

    can u imagine, the baby has to bear. So, only home remedies for cough n cold, or even for indigestion.

  3. Hi ladies! Pls suggest few home remedies for caugh and cold in babies. My baby is 1 yr old and suffered a lot from past 15 days due to cold she hardly slept during nights including me n my hubby :(. I dond want to make my baby drink syrups from pharmacy. My poor baby, She vomitted due to the bitter tastes of those syrups. it was hard for me to see her drink those colurful smelly syrups for such small body 🙁 Pls mommies help!!!!

  4. How many times in a week can we massage with this oil…and can it be used on baby’s face also…

  5. Nusrath says:

    Please tel me how to remove facial hair of my 8 months baby
    I’m really worried about her hair
    Does mustard oil help
    Plz do reply me

  6. Amazing tips about mustard oil,thank you for sharing it’s more valeable tips.

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