Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits

Balm mint bush essential oil has a soft and minty scent. This lesser known essential oil has a vast array of benefits like uplifting, clearing, and cleansing properties. Learn all about this powerful oil, including DIY Balm Mint Bush essential oil recipes too!
Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits

Balm mint bush essential oil has a soft and minty scent. This lesser known essential oil has a vast array of benefits like uplifting, clearing, and cleansing properties. Learn all about this powerful oil, including DIY Balm Mint Bush essential oil recipes too!

Balm Mint Bush essential oil has a refreshing and clean minty smell with a familiar eucalyptus-like scent. If you like peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus then you will probably like this medicinal essential oil too.

Create an energizing and uplifting atmosphere by adding this essential oil to your diffuser or DIY recipes.

Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Spotlight

Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Facts

Balm mint bush (Prostanthera melissifolia) has been used in Australia for many years for warding off insects, purifying the air, and even using the soothing vapors for helping with respiratory ailments.

It is an erect shrub with hairy branches, egg-shaped leaves with fine teeth on the edges and mauve to purple or pink flowers on the ends of branchlets.

The essential oil has a unique fragrance that is rich and minty with crisp eucalyptus notes. It is rich in menthol making it a great substitute for eucalyptus. Balm mint bush is kid safe so it is a perfect option for respiratory support blends for children.

Botanical Name Prostanthera melissifolia
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Aka n/a
Note Top
Aroma Mint with eucalyptus notes
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Leaves
Shelf Life 5 years
Kid Safe? Yes
Safety Concerns Non-toxic, non-sensitizing

 

Balm Bush Mint Blends Well With

Here are oils that blend well with balm mint bush:

  • Basil
  • Cardamom
  • Cedarwood
  • Citronella
  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint
  • Orange
  • Tea Tree

How to Use Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil?

There are many ways to use this essential oil. I’ll go over a few of the topical and aromatic uses of this oil here. This way you have an idea of how to use balm mint bush essential oil in your life!

Topical Use of Balm Mint Bush

Dilute Your Oil For Topical Use

It is best to always dilute essential oils before applying them to your skin. I recommend using a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil. Coconut oil is also a good choice, you can use either fractionated coconut oil or virgin coconut oil.

Once you have diluted your oil, you can apply it to your skin. You can even put the oil on a chest compress to help relieve respiratory ailments.

Aromatic Use of Balm Mint Bush

Inhaling balm mint bush oil can stimulate your mind and wake you up in the morning. You can also inhale this essential oil any time you need to ease respiratory agitation.

Diffusing Balm Mint Bush

Like many other popular essential oils, balm mint bush essential oil can be placed into an aromatherapy diffuser. It can be used by itself or in an essential oil diffuser blend (see the recipes below for diffuser blends to try).

There are many benefits to diffusing this essential oil, especially for the therapeutic effects it offers the lungs and sinuses.

Diffusers help to get the essential oils into a light mist. This way the beneficial and healing properties of balm mint bush will be taken in through the nose.

Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

This essential oil can be used to help with seasonal illnesses. Here are more benefits and uses for balm mint bush essential oil:

  • Brightens mood and raises spirits
  • Helps open sinuses
  • Offers support during the cold and flu season
  • Assists with seasonal allergies
  • Promotes healthy skin and clears blemishes
  • Calms and relaxes the mind and body
  • Diffuse to clean and freshen the air in your home
  • Mix with lime for hand soap
  • Make a massage oil for a revitalizing experience
  • Add to your morning wake up routine
  • Blend with orange to make a kid friendly roll on
  • Use as a natural household cleaner

Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil Recipes

Looking for some ways to include this positive oil into your DIY blends? Here are 7 simple yet effective Balm Mint Bush essential oil blend recipes.

 1. Clear Brain Fog - Balm Mint Bush Diffuser Blend

Part the brain fog with this minty essential oil blend with a tangy lime scent.

  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops Lime essential oil
  • 2 drops Balm Mint Bush essential oil
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser
  • Water (amount required for your machine)

Directions: Add water and drops of oil to your essential oil diffuser, turn on and enjoy the aromatherapy mist!

 

Clear brain fog blend with Balm Mint Bush  by Loving Essential Oils with peppermint and lime oil

 2. Chest Rub Roll On

Apply this easy to use roller recipe as needed for chest ailments like congestion, coughing, and stuffiness. Roll onto chest, then gently rub oil in to promote open airways.

  • 2 drops Balm Mint Bush
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba Oil
  • 10 ml Roller Bottle

Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto belly where the discomfort is and rub in. 4% dilution. To make this blend for a child you can remove the drops of peppermint essential oil.

 

 3. Peaceful Purity Inhaler

Let the pleasant scent of this oil blend calm your nerves and soothe your worries. Inhale in the wonderful and relaxing aroma the next time you are feeling overwhelmed.

  • 3 drops Clary sage
  • 3 drops Ho Wood
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Balm Mint Bush

Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, use tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.

 

Balm mint bush recipes by Loving Essential Oils

 

 4. Minty Mojito Room Spray

If you want to, you can use this essential oil to make a room spray. You should put other essential oils in your spray to enhance the scent. Here is an essential oil air freshener to spritz in the air as needed to freshen your space.

  • 8 drops Lime essential oil
  • 4 drops Balm Mint Bush essential oil
  • 2 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon grain alcohol (as preservative)
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Directions: Add ingredients into the spray bottle, shake well to blend and before each use. Spray the mixture around your room. You will feel more energized and refreshed after using this essential oil mix!

 

 5. Respiratory Inhaler

The respiratory cleansing benefits of balm mint bush can help with congestion and breathing. Try this essential oil recipe for a lovely and refreshing scent. It is great for stuffy noses too.

  • 3 drops of Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops of Peppermint
  • 3 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Balm Mint Bush
  • 1 drop Lavender
  • Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler

Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, use tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.

 

Balm mint bush inhaler recipe by Loving Essential Oils

 6. Soothing Bath Salt

Use this soothing bath salt blend at night time to help with relaxation before bedtime. These are also great skincare oil that your body will love to soak in!

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in bowl, pour into prepared bath tub and swirl water to blend in. Use caution when using bath salt and oil in the bath or shower as the surface may become slippery.

Read More: Bath Salt Recipes

 

 7. Clear Chest Diffuser Blend

This simple but powerful essential oil recipe can help open breathing. The woody mint aroma is clearing to the mind too.

  • 3 drops Balm Mint Bush
  • 3 drops Ho Wood essential oil
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser
  • Water (amount required for your machine)

Directions: Add water and drops of oil to your aromatherapy diffuser, turn on and enjoy the aromatherapy mist!

 

Clear chest diffuser blend by Loving Essential Oils

Where to Buy Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil?

Before you use balm mint bush essential oil, you want to make sure that you have a high-quality oil. Any essential oil you get should be 100% pure and made by a reputable company. This way it works the way it is supposed to. Here are some quality brands you can try:

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

Newbie to Oils? Read More: Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential Oils for Beginners Guide

Learn all about Essential Oils in this Beginner's Guide and how to use them safely and effectively. Written by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:

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