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 in those leaves where all the goodness comes from. For more background information on this extraordinary essential oil, check out our post. But, enough about where it comes from, let’s take a look at four of our favorite ways to use Balm Mint Bush.
For the Sniffles
Suffering from non stop sniffles, a scratchy throat, and a pounding headache that just won’t seem to let up? We understand how irritating it can be when these symptoms tend to linger around. No fear! Balm Mint Bush may be exactly what you need going in your diffuser. It contains constituents that help support respiratory health. This makes it great for many of the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany the common cold. In addition, it’s also known to provide support when tension headaches come crashing through your brain.
Diffuse by itself or try placing a few drops of Balm Mint Bush in a personal inhaler to take in its clearing benefits anywhere you go. In addition, you can dilute it to 1-3% in your favorite carrier oil or balm to take in its remedial benefits topically.
Soothes Digestion Problems
Poor digestion can cascade into a ton of awful symptoms. No one wants to go through their day with unwelcomed cramps, flatulence, bloating, or any other kind of stomach pain. There are plenty of essential oils to help soothe such problems and thankfully, Balm Mint Bush is one of them. Furthermore, It 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 Roman Chamomile, and 1 drop of Spearmint to 2 teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen. In addition, you can also use it alone by adding 6 drops to two teaspoons of a carrier oil or lotion. Apply onto your stomach a few times a day as needed.
Helps Clear Skin for Teens
Teenage skin. It can be a big bummer. If you have a teenager in your family, you know how distressing this can be while trying to figure themselves out. The last thing they probably want to deal with is blemish or acne issues. This might not exactly be your first thought when considering how to help your teen, but it certainly may relieve such issues. It can promote healthy skin by soothing redness and irritation and may be just what the 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!
Promotes an Uplifting Atmosphere
Balm Mint Bush joins the large group of essential oils that are great to help alleviate stress and tension. 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, Balm Mint Bush may do you wonders. The minty aroma with crisp eucalyptus notes can help uplift your mood and energize your environment. Need another reason to use this powerful essential oil? It’s a fantastic air freshener and a delightful way to support a clean environment!
Do you have Balm Mint Bush in your collection? If so, what’s your favorite way to use it? Let us know in the comments!