Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from corn mint, peppermint, or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperatureand melts slightly above.
Menthol is the secret to the freshness. Whether it's toothpaste, chewing gum or candy, mint is the world's best-selling flavor ingredient everywhere. But menthol's popularity isn't just for its freshness, it's also for its cooling effect on the skin and mucous membranes. That's why it's also used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, such as cooling ointments, inhalants, deodorants, and body washes. The global demand for menthol, which is between 25,000 and 30,000 tons per year, already outstrips existing production capacity – and continues to grow as more and more new products come in mint flavors.
Menthol is a white crystal extracted from the leaf and stem of peppermint. It is the main ingredient in peppermint and peppermint essential oils.
Menthol is used as an odorant in toothpaste, perfume, drinks and confectionery. Cooling antipruritic effect. For headache and nose, pharynx, laryngitis, etc. Its esters are also used in spices.
Menthol is found in many products, including:
anti-itch medications such as peppermint sticks
Minor pain relievers, narcotics
Remedies for sunburn because of their cooling effect
Cigarettes, which can effectively reduce throat and sinus irritation caused by tobacco
Oral hygiene products such as mouthwash, toothpaste, dental floss, chewing gum, etc.
Analgesic plaster, menthol has a penetrating effect
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