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Menthol Crystals (Organic)

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A intensely minty, menthol aroma that is minty with a very cold bite when inhaled, and just a hint of  camphor.

Colourless to white crystals that dissolve easily into essential oils or alcohol and give a very cooling and numbing sensation to the skin.

Inci:

Menthol
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Menthol are:

Denaturant, Masking, Refreshing, Soothing

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.

 

Skin Care
Add to foot sprays to cool and refresh the feet, or cooling body products such as after sun lotions and gels that will be refreshing and invigorating whilst offering some degree of pain relief.

Very stimulating and soothing at the same time when used in shaving oils and after shave balms, creams and gels.

The anti irritant qualities make them useful in anti-itch creams and balms.

Can also be used to help relieve muscular aches and pains when added to massage balms, creams and gels or compresses.

Hair Care
Add small amounts to shampoos for a zingy, tingly effect that will increase the circulation in the scalp.

Other
Use less than 0.5% to 1% with caution.
 
The crystals will easily dissolve in essential oils or alcohol. They will also dissolve in water or vegetable oils if heated to their melting point of 44°C but be very careful as when they melt, they will suddenly release their powerful smell and this can be irritating to the eyes if you are looking over the pan.

Cautions/Contraindications
Take care if adding them to anything warm or hot and the sudden release of the vapour could make the eyes sting.

Historical Information
Menthol crystals did not exist in ancient times but peppermint leaves were often chewed to release the menthol content.

Menthol was first isolated from the plants in 1771 by a German chemist and by the end of the century, menthol was already in mass production.

Stimulating Shaving Oil
Pre wet your beard stubble and then massage several drops of this oil onto the skin. Shave with a blade and rinse razor between applications.
Stage 1: (up to 50°C)
60% Coconut Oil, Liquid Fractionated

Stage 2: (room temperature)
0.5% Menthol Crystals

Stage 3: (room temperature)
38% Lime Seed Oil
1.5% Vitamin E
100% Total

Method:
Heat the coconut oil gently in a double boiler.

Remove from the heat and sprinkle the menthol crystals in and stir. Be sure to stand back and be careful. The heat helps the crystals to dissolve but it will also release a rush of menthol fragrance which could be irritating if you were standing right next to the container.

When the crystals have fully dissolved and it has cooled down to room temperature, add the remaining stage 3 ingredients and stir thoroughly. Bottle and label.


Tingle Toes Foot Gel
Stage 1: (up to 50°C)
77% Bottled Spring Water
0.5% Menthol Crystals

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
10% Rice Starch

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
10% White Poppy Seed Oil
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
100% Total

Method:
Heat the water gently in a double boiler. Sprinkle the menthol crystals in and stir. Be sure to stand back and be careful. The heat helps the crystals to dissolve but it will also release a rush of menthol fragrance which could be irritating if you were standing right next to the container.

Sprinkle the rice starch in and stick blend thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps. The heat will allow the starch to start to thicken.

When it has thickened, remove from the heat and cool down to below 40°C.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly. Jar and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.

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