White Mustard (Brassica Alba) Oil has the same properties as the Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) Seed Oil but, unlike the black variety, which has a strong scent, the white mustard has a lovely, fresh, nutty scent.
Unrefined White Mustard Oil contains flavonoid and carotenoid antioxidants such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein. In addition, the seeds contain a small amount of vitamin antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and K, which control free radicals and slow the skin's aging process. The oil is an excellent source of vitamin E, gamma tocopherol (approx. 19.82 mg per 100 g (about 132% of RDA)). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of mucus membranes and skin by protecting them from harmful oxygen-free radicals. It is a great ingredient for a moisturizer: it is effective in moisturizing and softening chapped, scaling skin and is readily absorbed, leaving a soft silky feel.
White Mustard Oil is an excellent source of essential B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine (vitaminB-6), and pantothenic acid. This group of vitamins helps in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function, and regulating body metabolism. With a high content of sulphur, and strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, unrefined White Mustard Oil protects skin from common infections.
White Mustard Oil is rich in an essential oil component called sinalbin. Sinalbin is a substance with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that is also responsible for the scent and taste of the Mustard Oil. It also helps to stimulate sweat glands and open the pores, allowing the skin to expel bad toxins and excess water, so it is a great oil for fighting water retention. Unrefined White Mustard Oil has a significant amount of selenium and magnesium, both with anti-inflammatory properties, which help prevent skin diseases and speed up blood flow, helping to relieve pains due to inflammation.
White Mustard Oil makes a wonderful hair oil. The heat generated by massaging the oil directly to the scalp helps to increase circulation and oxygenation around the hair bulb, feeding it with vitamins and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It stimulates healthy hair growth and prevents scalp infections by inhibiting fungal infections. With great humectant properties, Unrefined White Mustard Oil makes hair strands silky and shiny with increased malleability.