9 Ways to Repurpose Mustard for Your Health


If you ever have watched Extreme Couponing, you most likely saw the shoppers pick up free mustard.  While I don’t condone buying endless amounts of it, there are some great uses for that mustard besides just taste that might be a reason to pick up an extra bottle or two.

Here are 9 ways to repurpose mustard for your health.  The first couple are perfect with cold and flu season in full swing.


Relieve Flu Congestion — Rub Mustard over your chest.  Cover with a washcloth dampened with warm water for a mustard plaster.

Soothe Sore Throat — Mix two tablespoons of Mustard with 1 TBSP Salt, 1 TBSP Honey, 2 tsp Leemon Juice and 1 1/2 cups boiling water.  Cover and let it cool for 15 minutes.  Then gargle with mixture.


Soothe a Bruise — Mix 3 parts Mustard and one part honey and one part finely chopped onion.  Apply to bruise and cover with bandage or handkerchief.

Ease Muscle Ache — Rub mustard into the sore muscles and cover with a warmly dampened washcloth to serve as a poultice.

Comfort for Arthritis and Backaches— Pour a bottle of mustard into a bathtub filled with hot water and mix.  Soak in mustard bath for 15 minutes.

Foot Soak — Similar to the Arthritis bath but on a smaller scale.  Fill a pan with warm water, mix in three tablespoons of mustard and soak your aching feet.

Help the knees —Rub mustard over knee, massaging into the skin.  When mustard dries, rinse and repeat.


Soothe a sunburn — rub mustard on the burn to stop stinging and prevent blistering.  Let it dry on the skin.

Prevent Heartburn — instead of turning to medicine, use more medicine in your cooking or as a condiment.  Mustard is know to aid in digestion.

Be sure to check out the other great items you can repurpose in your stockpile.  `

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  1. I have never heard of any of these things. I guess I know what to use my mustard for 🙂 We barely eat any so I don’t normally buy it because it lasts so long here. Now I will know when to take it out of the fridge and use it 🙂

    • There are quite a few great uses for it. My only problem is I can’t stand the smell of mustard so I personally couldn’t bath in it, but my husband wouldn’t mind it so I figured it was worth sharing.

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