Balm Mint Bush boasts a rich aroma, packed with mint, crisp eucalyptus notes. Aside from its refreshing scent, it is a powerhouse essential oil that holds a multitude of benefits. This essential oil is said to have properties that can help with headaches, respiratory issues, teenage skin concerns, cold symptoms, digestive issues, bug bites, and cold sores. Plus, it’s also a wonderful addition to cleaning recipes. To learn more about all the incredible uses it has to offer, check out our post.
Background of Balm Mint Bush
Many people haven’t heard of Balm Mint Bush. It is yet another wonderful, refreshing essential oil from Australia. A member of the mint family, this essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of this pretty plant. The plant itself explains the name as these grow as bushy, evergreen shrubs. With its aromatic eucalyptus-minty scent (and a slight floral undertone), the shrubs grow 4-6 feet and have pretty purplish/pink flowers. In 2007, the International Herb Association deemed Herb of the Year!
Balm Mint Bush is rich in ketones, which are valuable constituents for respiratory issues as they have expectorant properties. Ketones are also helpful with healing scars, cuts and can have a positive effect on circulation. It also contains a safe amount of 1,8 cineole, another constituent that helps support respiratory health. Oils that are high in ketones have a shelf life of 3 to 5 years.
When steam distilled, its leaves impart an essential oil that is fresh, uplifting, and minty. Its aroma is comparable to Eucalyptus due to its 1,8-Cineole content. However, you may be able to detect a hint of floral and pine-type notes as well. Not only is it rich in 1,8-Cineole, but it also touts significant amounts of piperitone, a-pinene, and linalool, giving it a wide range of therapeutic properties!
Some Things To Know
- Kidsafe: Yes
- Pregnancy & Nursing Safe: Yes
- Pup & Pony Approved: No
How to Use
Whether you diffuse it into the air or dilute it to apply topically, you can use Balm Mint Bush any way you prefer. To diffuse, add 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water in an aromatherapy diffuser. You can also use it in a personal inhaler to take in its benefits everywhere you go. Furthermore, you can create a diffuser blend to help with any respiratory issues.
Some essential oils that Balm Mint Bush blends well with are Basil Linalool, Cajeput, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Citronella, Eucalyptus Globulus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosalina, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood Australian, Spearmint, Orange Sweet, and Tea Tree.
You can also add Balm Mint Bush to lotions, balms or a carrier oil of your choice. However, be sure to dilute the essential oil properly to 1-3%. Check out these two DIY recipes that are sure to help you take in the remedial benefits of Balm Mint Bush:
Breathe Better Blend
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
Add your essential oils into an aromatherapy diffuser and enjoy!
Stomach Soother Blend
What you’ll need:
- 3 drops of Balm Mint Bush
- 2 drops of Roman Chamomile
- 1 drop of Spearmint
- 10 mL (or 2 tsp) Carrier Oil
What you’ll do:
In a reusable container, add the carrier oil, followed by the listed essential oils. Stir until combined to apply topically on your abdomen.
Do you have Balm Mint Bush in your collection? How do you use it? Let us know!