Yes, you can use mustard oil to oil a cricket bat, but you may have to apply it quite often. It is a good deterrent against others borrowing your bat, as the bat will be sticky and stinky! Linseed oil hardens on oxidation, and seals the outer surface of the bat. Mustard oil doesn’t harden, but becomes sticky.
How to Oil Your Bat. Apply 2-3 teaspoons of oil to the face of the bat. You can use an old piece of rag but it doesn’t matter if you use your fingers. Make sure you don’t oil the splice, or within a CM of the splice. The oil should cover the face of the bat, the edges, the heel, and about 4 CM from the edges on the back of the bat.
Danish oil and Teak oil dry faster than linseed oil, which is traditionally used on willow cricket bats. The finish they provide is also much more resilient. If your wood already has linseed oil on it, it’s best to carry on using it.
The most optimum oil to use for knocking in/breaking in a cricket bat is raw linseed oil as the properties of the oil tend to lock in the moisture content of the willow and impart a spring-like characteristic to the outer core of wood. This should be the characteristic you should be looking from the oil you use to knock in the bat.
Cooking oil will wreck your bat, it will absorb way too much in the wood and will make the willow really soft. This would mean that there would be much more dents and cracks occuring in your bat. So use Linseed oil. Nothing else.Oiling my cricket bat? Does it has to be Linseed oil or can i use regular oil for cooking? EeeeeeeeeW!
Top Tip — Apply a Kookaburra Armour Tec facing, Xtra Tec facing or similar cover to the bat for ultimate protection. This does not negate the requirement to 'knock in' the bat. The cover may assist the durability of the bat, but under no circumstances will it totally prevent surface damage. YOU SHOULD NEVER 1 - Never over oil your cricket bat
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That said, the periodic application of linseed oil helps preserve the natural suppleness of a wooden cricket bat. Good-quality bats usually benefit from a period of “knocking in.” An old cricket ball or wooden mallet is used to strike the bat all over in order to compress the wood fibers and harden the surface, thus increasing its durability.