With a typical strong peppermint odor, it is used in formulations for its analgesic, freshening and cooling effects.
Menthol crystals are naturally produced through peppermint essential oil extraction.
Organoleptic properties: translucent needle-like crystals with strong, minty odour
- cooling and freshening effect
- used for inflammation and irritation
- soothing sensation of sunburned skin
- topical analgesic to relieve muscle pain
- its fragrance can provide relief to stress, anxiety
- heavy legs, headaches, neuralgia, tense shoulders, contracted or painful muscles, areas or affected by itching, insects bites, contusions
- as ingredient in cosmetic formulations such as: balms, salves, creams, gels, emulsions, emul-gels, toothpastes, foot sprays, shaving creams, compresses, muscle rubs
- it is a powerful product, use sparingly
- recommended dosage 0,1- 1%, in general up to 5% for localized applications
- can be easily solubilized in slightly warmed fixed oils
- soluble in alcohol at room temperature, ratio 1 part menthol + 4 parts alcohol
- in emulsions can be added in the oily phase but it is indicated to be added after the heating
Storage: in a cool, dry place, protected from light, tightly covered when not in use; keep out of reach of children!
- irritating to eyes
- it is forbidden the use in children younger than 3 years
- it is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years
- not to be used by epileptics
- it is not indicated for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- cosmetic use