They are often used in cosmetics, salves, balms, medicated creams,foot sprays, pain relief or cooling body products, shampoos, conditioners, liniments, shaving creams, compresses, medicated oils, and cooling gels. Menthol crystals are excellent for use in these products to help relieve muscular aches and pains, coughing, congestion, the flu, and upper respiratory problems. Since Menthol crystals are so concentrated, only a very small amount is needed within products. When purchasing Menthol crystals remember that a good quality menthol crystal usually contains not less than 99.4% menthol.
Other Names: (1R,2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, 5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol
Appearance: Clear White Crystals Medium Sized
INCI Name: Menthol
Solubility: Soluble in alcohol and oils
Natural or Synthetic: Natural, derived from essential oil.
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 3 Years
Storage: Cool Dark Dry, Tightly Closed. Stores well under most conditions, but excessive humidity may cause it to cake up and harden. Exposure to levels of high heat will also cause it to melt. It is best stored at an ambient temperature of about 65-80 degrees.
Not for Ingestion.