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4 Ways to Use Balm Mint Bush

Hailing straight from the land Down Under comes the wonderfully refreshing essential oil of Balm Mint Bush! This mint family member grows in Australia’s Southern Victoria and parts of New South Wales. It’s a bushy, evergreen shrub that blooms beautiful purplish flowers surrounded by dark green leaves—and it’s in those leaves where all the goodness comes from.

Balm Mint Bush Prostanthera melissifolia

When steam distilled, Balm Mint Bush 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 Balm Mint Bush 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!

Let’s take a look at four of our favorite ways to use Balm Mint Bush:

When you’re feeling under the weather.

Lady touching her throat in discomfort

Suffering from nonstop sniffles, a scratchy throat, and a lingering headache that just won’t seem to let up? Balm Mint Bush may be exactly what you need going in your diffuser. It contains constituents that help support respiratory health, making it great for many of the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany the common cold. It’s also known to provide support when tension headaches come crashing through your brain, which always makes everything a bit worse.

Diffuse by itself or try blending 3 drops of Balm Mint Bush with 2 drops of Kunzea and 2 drops of Bergamot for some amazing respiratory relief. This would also be a great blend for a personal aromatherapy inhaler for some on-the-go rescue.

Soothes a tummy in trouble.

Man and woman relaxing on a couch

Poor digestion can cascade into a ton of awful symptoms. No one wants to go through their day with cramps, flatulence, bloating, or any other kind of stomach pain. Thankfully, Balm Mint Bush has carminative properties that help to soothe intestinal contractions and tension. This helps to stimulate bile flow to and get everything moving along smoothly.

To treat your tummy, add 3 drops of Balm Mint Bush, 2 drops of Chamomile Roman, and 1 drop of Spearmint to 2 teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen. You can also use Balm Mint Bush alone: add 6 drops to two teaspoons of carrier oil or lotion and apply onto your stomach a few times a day as needed.

Skin care for tweens and teens.

Teenage skin. It can be a big bummer. If you have a teenager in your family, you know how distressing those blemishes can be for young minds still trying to figure themselves out. Balm Mint Bush might not exactly be your first thought when considering how to help, but it certainly may help. It can promote healthy skin by soothing redness and irritation and may be just what skin needs to reduce uncomfortable blemishes. Add a drop to face wash or dilute in a carrier oil at 1% and apply to the face. And yes, adults can give this a try to support their skin concerns, too!  

Uplifting and energizing.

Happy family playing at home together

Balm Mint Bush joins the large group of essential oils that are great to help alleviate stress and tension by uplifting the mind. It’s wonderfully cleansing and refreshing and can increase your energy level when the midday slump starts to set in. So if you’ve had a long day and just need to recharge and refresh your positive outlook, Balm Mint Bush may do you wonders. The minty aroma with crisp eucalyptus notes can help uplift your mood and energize your environment. Added bonus: Balm Mint Bush is a fantastic air freshener and a delightful way to support a clean environment!

For an uplifting Minty Mojito blend, add 5 drops of Lime, 3 drops of Balm Mint Bush, and 1 drop of Spearmint to your diffuser.

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Try Balm Mint Bush today!

And don’t forget, for more information, recipes, and darn near everything you could ever want to know about essential oils, don’t forget to join our  Facebook group, Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR)!

103 thoughts on “4 Ways to Use Balm Mint Bush”

  1. I traded one of my extra PT oils for 30 ml Balm Mint Bush and had no idea what to use it for. Thanks to this blog, I have been using it rubbed onto my stomach for nausea. AND I have a big bottle, which I need around here.

  2. I’ve used this for congestion and it works really well; I want to try it on my hormonal acne too. Hoping it helps with that too!

  3. I just received this oil in the mail today. It smells so crisp and refreshing. I just mixed up the Minty Mojito blend and it smells fantastic. Thanks PT!

  4. I purchased this oil and really appreciate the information on how to use it! I am still relatively new to using oils and love all the ideas!!

  5. Just received this oil from when it was the Spotlight of the Week. So far I’ve just diffused it as a single oil. Excited to try out all the other uses!

  6. I love me some BMB! Mix with lavender fine at night if your sick. I wear this in my necklace at work to ward off the germs. My kids love this one as well! Just a yummy minty smell all around.

  7. I love the fragrance but here are two uses I hadn’t thought of! I’m going to definitely be adding some to my face wash and trying it for my stomach. Thanks, PT!

  8. This sounds like a very interesting and useful oil. I am from Australia and had never heard of it. Best of all it’s kidsafe. This is definitely on the wishlist!

  9. I’ve had this one for a while not really remembering why I purchased. But now I’ve got some great ideas to get using it. Thanks!

  10. I purchased Balm Mint Bush for more variety in our sickness rotation of oils. Happy to see this blog post highlights more uses I wasn’t aware of! I’m excited that it’s useful for tummy troubles as my children haven’t liked the smells of other KidSafe options.

  11. I got mint balm in a Holiday Grab Bag and didn’t know how to best use it. This post gave me some guidance just when we needed it most. My house is all down with colds right now and it sounds like Mint Balm Bush is just what we need to deal with the congestion headache. Thanks.

  12. I love the scent of Balm Mint Bush. I also had success using it with an ingrown hair. I added two drops to a tablespoon of coconut oil and placed it onto a bandaid. I did this every morning after my shower. It relieved the pain and swelling. Although it took a week to heal, I’m sure Balm Mint Bush sped up the healing process.

  13. Wow! I’ve had this since I got it thru OOTM. Didn’t really know what to do with it. This was very informative! Thanks!

  14. The mojito blend mentioned in this blog is now running in my diffuser each morning. I love it!! A fantastic blend for winter health and dreams of warmer weather. Great blog post. Thanks!!

  15. I got Balm Mint Bush during the December sales and I love it! Since I can’t use Peppermint, this is a great alternative to my recipes for headaches and congestion. I also just love the way it smells, and it plays nice with other oils!

  16. Been searching for another oil to add for my upset stomach blends. This seems like it can help, and in so many other areas too. Thanks for the info!

  17. Had no knowledge of Balm Mint Bush…this one will definitely be on my wish list with all the ways to use it. Sounds delightful!

  18. I received mine recently after ordering for the Spotlight of the week (loving this promo!) and I love it. I was using peppermint and Candy Cane a lot over the holidays and truthfully needed a change but wanted to keep a mint in my arsenal for congestion and winter allergies and this was the perfect switch up! I love it – a hint of sweetness and not too overbearing.

  19. I love balm mint bush! And I saw this at just the right time, since I have a head cold and could use a good blend to help. Thank you!

  20. I love Balm Mint Bush! I love to diffuse it first thing in the morning to wake me up. It makes the whole house smell so fresh, even in the middle of winter. One of my favorites, and an affordable oil too!

  21. I recently bought this oil and have not used it yet. Now I am looking forward to trying it out. I have a bad viral rash on my body and will try the balm mint bush in my next roller blend that I make for this rash.

  22. Thanks for this blog… I’ve been wanting to get this oil but wasn’tt sure what all it was used for… These 4 ideas are great.

  23. Thanks for this helpful info! This oil was in my 25DOC grab bag and I haven’t used it, not knowing what to do with it. I have all the oils for both the tummy blend and the uplifting blend. Looking forward to trying it soon.

  24. I have this oil on my must-buy list to help manage my adult acne and redness. I’m going to add it to my next order for sure!

  25. Thanks for all the great info on ways to use Balm Mint Bush. Up until now I’ve only diffused it. I’ve had this for awhile and can’t wait to try some of these suggestions.

  26. I was undecided before, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be ordering Balm Mint Bush after reading this article! I’m looking forward to trying it!

  27. I got this for my first OOm . I wasn’t liking it but now I love it for my face it smell great. I need to order more now.

  28. Wow this really is an all round oil! What a great article, thank you for all the information. This is definitely going on my wish list!

  29. With a kiddo full of sniffles this past week, and me becoming more “kid-safe” aware than I was, this was the perfect buy. I ordered it and got it yesterday, just in time to diffuse at bedtime. I’m looking forward to using it in these other ways, too!

  30. I just ordered balm mint bush and I absolutely love wearing it in my diffuser necklace. Uplifting and gives a boost of energy through the day. Definitely one of my favorites to wear if you don’t want something as strong as peppermint. Love balm mint bush!

  31. Thank you so much for posting this. I just ordered it and can’t wait to get it. My husband is actually sick right now so I’m hoping this will help him.

  32. I love Balm Mint Bush for congestion. I rotate it out with other oils for this issue. I like to use it on a shower disc in the morning .

  33. I had no idea how versatile this oil was… definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the information!

  34. Thank you for this information! I just ordered some and am waiting for it to arrive. I’ve heard only good things about this oil.

  35. I have very sensitive skin and am always glad when a kid friendly oil comes out that i can use is so many ways. I look forward to diffusing it and using it in my skincare products.

  36. Recently I was suffering from a sinus infection (self diagnosed by symptoms). I was determined to get through it without going to a clinic. I put this in a diffuser necklace and had amazing results through out the day!! In church it was working so well, I finally had to cover it up

  37. I’m curious of this one. I wish there were some way to preview the scents as I’m very sensitive with high olfactory senses. I love most anything with a mint base though!

  38. Can I difuse this with a 2 years and 11 months old?! So almost 3… Or should I stick with sniffle stopper ? I’m really concerned about the 1.8 cineole concentration that might cause slowing the breathing in your children. Thank you!

    1. Cristina, Balm Mint Bush is perfectly safe to diffuse around your two (almost three!!) year old. The amount of 1,8-Cineole is low enough for us to consider this oil safe, however, if you’re concerned about this at all please stick to what makes you comfortable! And please don’t hesitate to reach out to our aromatherapists at [email protected] and I’m sure they can provide you with more information 🙂

  39. Mine should be arriving today & I can’t wait to try this on my daughter because she has this lingering cough for about 2 weeks now. Thanks for sharing the ways to use this oil!

  40. Great blog post. I have been looking for something to rotate for respiratory congestion. This sounds like it will be perfect.

  41. Thanks for the ideas. I’ve really enjoyed balm mint bush on its own this winter for the sniffles and just being uplifting, but I’m going to try the recipe with kunzea and bergamot next time. And the minty mojito blend looks great – going to try this in the diffuser now.

  42. I have been buying from PT for years now (back since SEOR began) and my family loves this oil. It is very uplifting and works great for congestion/respiratory issues. It’s kid safe so just a few drops in the diffuser in my kids rooms and they sleep all night when stuffed up. I seriously buy it in the 30ml size every time.

  43. I have seen mentions of Mint Balm but didn’t know how to use it, so thank you for this blog. I plan to Pin it so I can find it again

  44. Sounds like an interesting oil. I bet it would be very refreshing in a diffuser. It would be so cool to be able to have scratch and sniffs with different oils so you can get an idea if you would like it before purchasing. They could be put in as samples in an existing order.

  45. I have a bottle of balm mint and have never used it. Now I have a great list of ways to use it. Can’t wait to start!

  46. I received Balm Mint Bush in OOTM and I love it in my skincare products! I find the aroma calming. I also add it to my face cream for teens. It works well. I hadn’t thought about using it for seasonal allergies, will definitely try it!

  47. I have had this for a lil while now. I really love using it & thanks to this blog. I have more uses for it now. Ty Pt

  48. My son has nervous stomach issues and this article helped me to know that this would help. I gave him some in a sample vile and explained how to use it. My oil addiction is being past on through my family in alot of positive and helpful ways.

  49. Thank you so much for posting this! I bought Balm Mint Bush a month ago, but haven’t been super sure how to use it. But, thanks to this article, now I have a list: air freshener, mood picker upper, and respiratory aid.

  50. I love all the helpful uses for Balm Mint Bush, mine should be here Monday and I cant wait to use it in many different things!

  51. I love Balm Mint Bush! It is such a versatile oil. Need a pick me up? Balm Mint to the rescue! Congested? Balm Mint to the rescue! Feeling tense? Balm Mint! Feeling queasy? Balm Mint! Need I say more?

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