Menthol Crystals


Common Name:

  • Also, known as:  Mentha piperita, brandy mint, and lamb mint

Origin: India 

General Information:

Menthol crystals are a natural product, cool and refreshing and smelling of mint. Menthol is a compound derived from the extraction of oil from mint and was formerly known as peppermint camphor. Menthol crystals work well in any product needing a strong flavor and the ability to relieve pain and soothe the body.

Menthol is the beautiful white, crystalline, aromatic compound obtained from Mentha arvensis (corn mint, field mint) that makes mint cool. It is obtained by freezing mint oil and physically separating the crystals using a centrifuge. Menthol was used for its benefits in Japan 2,000 years before it was widely used globally.



Menthol crystals should never be used as a single ingredient product or applied directly to the skin without proper dilution. May cause irritation to the skin or mucous membranes. Proper dilution within a finished product of no more than 2% as a food additive or 5% for topical application.

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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