Balm Mint Bush Oil

Prosthanthera melissifolia

Extracted from the leaves and twigs of the Prostanthera melissifolia species, 100% pure Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil is ethically sourced using the steam distillation method.

This beautiful plant grows in abundance around Mirboo North, Victoria, where it has a history of therapeutic use with the local Kurnai Elders, noting traditional applications. 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 vapours for helping with respiratory ailments.

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. 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.

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alpha-pinene                                    17.10%
para-cymene                                       1.12%
1,8 cineole                                         22.16%
limonene                                              1.98%
gamma-terpinene                              1.21%
linalool                                              11.63%
dihydro linalool                                  0.43%
menthone                                            0.67%
terpinen 4-ol                                       1.96%
iso menthone                                     2.07%
alpha-terpineol                                  0.86%
piperitone                                         31.52%
caryophyllene                                     0.37%
aromadendrene                                 0.23%
allo aromadendrene                         0.24%
ledene                                                 0.62%

APPEARANCE                           Pale yellow colored liquid                
ODOUR                                    Fresh, bright, minty, camphoraceous aroma with crisp eucalyptus tones   
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C        0.905 – 0.940
REFRACTIVE INDEX @25°C       1.465 - 1.515
Flash Point                     61°C  /  141.8°F             
Solubility                       Soluble in alcohols and fixed oils; Insoluble in water


Useful in Aromatherapy, Skincare, Haircare and particularly Cleaning, Natural Air Fresheners, Creams/Lotions, Cleansers, Massage Oils.
Works to fight colds and ease headaches.  Its antibacterial and antifungal properties make it an effective essential oil for cleaning. It has carminative qualities and is commonly used as a natural de-stressor, assisting cognitive function, and better sleep quality. Promotes healthy skin and clears blemishes.
A wonderful, uplifting and refreshing mint aroma, followed by a gentle Eucalyptus note. Some people may pick up a gentle pine note as well.

Blends With
Basil, Cajeput, Cardamom, Citronella, Eucalyptus Globulus, all types of Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosalina, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Sweet Orange and Tea Tree essential oils.
Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil is not to be taken internally. Essential Oils are extremely potent and can cause serious harm if used incorrectly. Avoid using Bush Balm Mint Essential Oil during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
The above specifications are offered in good faith and are accurate to the best of our knowledge; however, no guarantee or warranties are offered or implied. It is recommended that your laboratories perform their own analysis to ensure that the product specifications and results meet your specific requirements, and those of your local national governmental standards.