Product Rating: 4.5/5 (As per 11 Customer Reviews)
Menthol is a compound obtained from Peppermint Oil. Menthol Crystals finds diverse applications because of its characteristic aroma, flavor, and its cooling effect. Menthol Crystals can be used in perfumes, cosmetics, balms, lotions, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Recommended usage level is 0.5 - 8 %.
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Rating: Well, it's definitely natural menthol.
This product, like almost all natural menthol is made from cornmint essential oil (Mentha Arvensis, which NDA sells as "Japanese Peppermint"). The essential oil as obtained is 65-90% menthol.
The EO is chilled and menthol crystallizes out. The residual oil is still about 40-50% menthol and is filtered and centrifuged off and sold as "dementholized mint oil." Given the claimed menthol content of the NDA Japanese Peppermint at 40%, it is probably this byproduct from menthol manufacture.
Unlike product I've received from other suppliers, it seems that no additional purification was done to this product. The crystals have an oily coating and smell like mentha arvensis essential oil instead of pure menthol. The foam cap liner used for the 1kg jar was sticky and partly dissolved from contact with the residual essential oil. If your product can tolerate the minty smell though, it's hard to beat the price.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: Very strong scent, excellent product!! I use this in foot creams, and foot scrubs, also have now put it in shower gels. Took some real experimenting to get the proper measurements down, this stuff is very strong and broke the body wash base down a few times. Still managed to use them though!! No wasting here!!
By:Chadwick, Canton De Hatley, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: These are great when used in a muscle rub. Wonderful strength
By:Crystal, Blackie, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great scent. I liked it but now I don't use it in the product any more but its so great that I'm finding a use for it.
By:Shana, New York, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Apr-2010
Rating: WOW, such a powerful scent. Amazing. I have actually mixed it in with a shower gel, and the results were excellent. Very cooling for the whole body. Also made a foot scrub with it. Leaves your feet feeling very refreshed.
By:Maxine, Ottawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: My mother-in-law gets really bad arthritis and loves it when I make a cooling spritz for her (by dissolving menthol crystals in denat. alcohol, then blending that solution with distilled or peppermint floral water). However, people should be warned that this is the most invasive-smelling stuff ever. I double-bagged the crystals with Ziplocs and put them in my soaping box, and EVERYTHING, including my beeswax, cocoa butter, and all my powders absorbed the menthol smell, despite being separated and sealed within their own Ziploc bags. Wicked stuff, and it works wonders, but my advice is to store it at the opposite end of your home, away from anything you don't want smelling minty-fresh.
By:Crystal, Port Moody, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: We've found these particularly effective in a foot bath, along with some epsom salts and peppermint e.o. REALLY strongly scented and excellent value for the money.
By:Karen, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: this product is a wonderful additive in lotions, and assists in lightening muscle aches and pains. Strong scent, so a little goes a long way. This product has become a staple for me. I would definately reccomend it!
By:Wilee, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: These are INTENSE!! Very potent, but fantastic. Excellent for foot products as well as cold remedies.
By:Cara, Valencia, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2008
Rating: So fresh and minty...you only need a tiny bit to feel that tingle. Great for foot products!
By:Beth, North Bay, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Powerful Smell! A little goes a long way!
By:Erin, St. George, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).