Australian Mint Balm Bush
Australian Mint Balm Bush

Australian Mint Balm Bush Essential Oil – 100% Pure (Prostantheria melissifolia)

£12.50

BOTANICAL NAME: Prostantheria melissifolia

SCENT: Spicy minted scent with eucalyptus or “bush” type notes.

STRENGTH OF AROMA: Medium

PLANT PART USED:  Flowers

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation

ORIGIN: Australia

COLOUR: Pale yellow

CONSISTENCY: Medium

NOTE: Middle

 

CAUTIONS: Use well diluted and as with all essential oils, they should not be used during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets. No medicinal claims are made for this product and the notes above are provided for guidance purposes only. Essential Oils are powerful plant extracts and should be used with extreme caution. You should seek the advice of a qualified practitioner should you be in any doubt.

Prostanthera has quite stupendous purple bell shaped flowers covering this fragrant Australian native. Rising to six feet, this hardwood shrub with its tiny dark green leaves is a necessity for perennial gardens in mild winter areas where the temperature doesn’t go below 20 degrees. The purple flowers are tinted with pink, which makes an attractive complement to gray shrubs and other pink flowers.

REPORTED ATTRIBUTES:

Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-

No known Aromatherapy associations but the leaves are antibacterial; antifungal; and a carminative. The plant is rich in volatile oils, including menthol and cineole. They are used externally in the treatment of colds and headaches.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Lavender, Peppermint, Spearmint, Citronella, and Lemongrass

HISTORY:

The Mint Bush family has a wide variety of variations that are often used Australian Bush cooking.