Botanical Name: Prostanthera melissifolia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves/Flowers
Blends Well With: Bergamot Mint, Lavender, Thyme, Coriander Seed, Rosemary and Basil
Aroma: Fresh, medicinal and cooling with an earthy complexity
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 5 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- The main components of Balm Mint Bush are 1,8 cineole, piperitone, a-pinene, linalool which give the essential oil its unique abilities for respiratory ailments, stress, anxiety, healthy skin and more. To understand how to substitute other essential oils for Balm Mint Bush, we can look to other oils with similar components, even if it takes two or more other oils to make up for it. Essential oils with a few of the components are Black Spruce and Basil and Rosemary. The other component, Piperitone, can be found in small quantities in Peppermint and Lemongrass and a negligible amount in Tea Tree essential oil.
- Lemon Balm and Balm Mint Bush are two different essential oils derived from two different plants. Lemon Balm is also known as Melissa and goes by the Latin name is Melissa officinalis. Balm Mint Bush on the other hand is known by its Latin name Prostanthera melissifolia. When you are unsure of two different oils, referring to the Latin name can help sort out the origins of the essential oils.
- Balm Mint Bush can be put to use for a number of emotional and physical issues. From inhalation, Balm Mint Bush, due to its component 1,8 cineole can improve cognitive function, mental clarity and focus as well as provide respiratory support when needed for colds or flu. It is at once refreshing and uplifting due to its Linalool content. Topically, Balm Mint Bush essential oil targets skin issues from blemishes to acne and works as an antibacterial to clear up skin and add radiance. Added to a DIY natural household surface cleaner as an antibacterial can help destroy germs before they take hold.
- Balm Mint Bush, made from the fresh leaf of the plant from Australia, in aroma is comparable to Eucalyptus due to the 1,8 cineole content with piney undertones and has a subtle yet refreshingly minty appeal. If you like an essential oil to have minty, eucalyptus like undertones with floral notes of Linalool, then you should put this is the oil on your must try list and add it to blends which are geared for everything from acne to respiratory to stress relieving qualities.
- Balm Mint Bush can be used like many other essential oils. Try it topically in a roller bottle by blending a carrier oil like jojoba oil with 5 drops Balm Mint Bush and 4 drops Tea Tree oil and 1 drop Rosemary, 1,8 cineole to tackle acne and the bacteria that causes acne. Try it in a respiratory massage oil blend as a chest and back rub to shorten the life of a cold or flu by mixing 1 ounce of unscented cream with 6 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops of Ravintsara and 5 drops of Balm Mint Bush. In a diffuser it can be blended with like-minded oils to open up breathing, reduce stress and assist with mental clarity and focus. Please refer to your diffusers instructions for use.
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