Menthol crystals are cooling, refreshing, and have a pleasant strong minty aroma. They are often used in cosmetics, salves, balms, medicated creams, throat lozenges, toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, foot sprays, pain relief, shampoos, conditioners, linaments, shaving creams, oral or throat sprays, compresses, medicated oils, and cooling gels.
Typical usage rate is 2.5 to 5% in most products.
Not soluble in water (dissolves a little, but very slowly).
Typically crystals are crushed and dissolved in oils or alcohols to add to lotions, and creams during the cool down phase.
Warning – Do not use in or near eyes. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.