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Mustard Plaster Poultice Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jean Rogers
Added: Monday, November 19, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 can of Colman's English Mustard - or any other brand of mustard powder
1 cup of mustard powder
water
clean linen (or threadbare cotton) kitchen towel to be layed on the chest

Directions:
Directions:
- Mix mustard powder with lukewarm water (not hot) until a smooth paste forms. Spread the mustard paste onto a clean linen (or threadbare cotton) kitchen towel, and lay it (mustard side down) on the chest.
Grandma Lolo would smear Vaseline or Vicks on the chest before laying the plaster to the skin. This would help prevent any burning of the skin. A young child's skin is particularly tender. And the menthol in the Vicks would penetrate on through. For adults, leave the mustard plaster in place up to 10 mins, for children older than 6, apply it for no more than 3 to 5 mins.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
- Grandma Lolo would place on top of the plaster and cloth, wax paper because she would place a blanket over the plaster/person to keep them warm and this would prevent the plaster from ruining any clothing or the blanket. If the weather was cold, she would even iron the plaster by placing a dish towel over the wax paper and iron the plaster just enough to heat it and then quickly place it on the person.

 

 

 

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