Menthol crystals (dl-menthol) are produced through mint essential oil (mentha arvensis) extraction, the oil is quick frozen and the menthol crystallizes out. The crystals are crystalline in form, more oblong, similar to rock crystals. Melting Point: 42-44°C (107111°F). Phthalate-free. Purity 99.7%.
- Refreshing and cooling effect on skin
- Strong fresh minty scent of peppermint
- Can be irritating to skin and eyes
Use sparingly due to intense scent, typical use level 0.2-10% depending on application. Add to oil phase or down cool phase of creams 120oF/50oC. For external use only.
Balms, salves, creams, foot products and scalp treatments, cooling gels and cold remedies. Insect repellents.
Soluble in alcohol and oils