The mint oil used to produce mint crystals is extracted, distilled, filtered, and crystallized after it undergoes various processes. Plants such as peppermint and cornmint produce menthol powder naturally.
- CAS Number: 89-78-1
- Chemical Names: MENTHOL; Dl-Menthol; 2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol; 1490-04-6; Menthyl alcohol; Cyclohexanol, Racementhol
- Molecular Formula: C10H20O
- Molecular Weight: 156.269 g/mol
- Physical Description: White crystalline solid with a peppermint odor and taste.
- Color: White crystals
- Odor: Peppermint odor
- Taste: Peppermint taste, Cooling taste
- Boiling Point: 421° F at 760 mm Hg (NTP, 1992)
- Melting Point: 100° F (NTP, 1992)
- Flash Point: 196° F (NTP, 1992)
- Solubility: Very soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether, petroleum ether, solvent hexane; freely soluble in glacial acetic acid, liquid petrolatum and in mineral, fixed and volatile oils
- Density: 0.904 at 59° F (NTP, 1992)
How does it work:
Menthol powder can be taken to relieve nasal congestion and even to inhibit further infection. With Menthol Crystals, you will be able to breathe easily through your nose once again.
Applications. Or where it is used:
With their aromatherapy benefits, Menthol powder facilitate easier breathing, relieve nasal congestion, relieve sore throats, and alleviate fever and headaches, support immunity, and stabilize emotions.
Menthol is separated from mentha oil by gradual cooling, resulting in 63-65% menthol in crystalline form. Further processing is required to obtain more intense crystals. Remaining dementholised oil is hydrolysed then fractionated.
How to use:
Menthol Crystals are used in aromatherapy for reducing nasal and lung congestion. For respiratory comfort, add a pinch of Menthol Crystals to your diffuser of choice.
Dosage of usage:
- Menthol 1.7 mg lozenge: As needed, dissolve 3 lozenges slowly in the mouth (one at a time) every 2 hours
- Menthol 3.3 mg lozenges: Take one to two lozenges every two hours (one at a time)
- Menthol 5.4 mg lozenges: As needed, dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every two hours
Allergic reactions include rash, hives, itching, red, swollen, peeling skin, tightness in the chest or throat, trouble breathing or swallowing, as well as swelling in the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
Inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over-the-counter products, allergies, preexisting diseases, and current health conditions. Certain conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of a drug.