Mustard oil accounts for nearly 1/5 of edible oil consumption in India. However, in the West, cooking with mustard oil is very uncommon. In fact, it’s actually illegal to sell most mustard oil for cooking in the USA, Europe and Australia. Here’s why and what you need to know about mustard oil safety. Read more
Mustard seed oil is quickly becoming one of the most popular hair and skin treatments. It has a lot of benefits which are scientifically-backed. But, like with all beauty supplements, not all mustard seed oils are created equally. Here is what you need to look at to make sure you are getting a good mustard oil. Read more
In India, the benefits of mustard oil are very well known. Seemingly everyone in the North puts it on the hair. Mothers commonly put mustard oil on their babies’ skin. Read more
One cool thing I did while traveling around Vietnam was hire a local plant expert to take me on a guided tour. She took me to a collective where women were extracting oil from tamanu nuts. When I asked what the oil was used for, the ladies started spreading fresh tamanu oil on my skin.