Menthol dissolves readily into alcohol or essential oils, and they can be dissolved into water or oil at their melting point of 111.ºF. Menthol crystals are cooling, refreshing, and have a pleasantly strong minty aroma. They are often used in cosmetics, salves, balms, medicated creams, foot sprays, pain relief, shampoos, conditioners, liniments, shaving creams, compresses, medicated oils, cooling gels and lately in shower steamers. Since Menthol crystals are so concentrated, only a very small amount is needed within products.
- Dissolves easily into both water and oils
- Usage Rate: 0.5-5% topically
- Appearance: Prismatic or acicular, colorless, shiny crystals
- Odor: Typical refreshing peppermint odor with a pronounced cooling effect
Melting point: 111º F., 42°C To 44°C
Botanical name- Mentha arvensis Extraction- Crystallized quick frozen (Cold extracted)
Shelf life- 3 years