Description: Menthol is an organic compound obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above. The main form of menthol occurring in nature is (-)-menthol, which is assigned the (1R,2S,5R) configuration. It is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Menthol also acts as a weak kappa Opioid receptor agonist.
Common Uses: Using in spas - place some crystals in a bowl in a steam room, or place a few crystals in an oil warmer with a small amount of oil. Beekeeping - Menthol Crystals will help in the elimination of mites in beehives. Arts & Crafts - use for lotions and creams! Can be used in food preparations such as making mints toothpaste throat sprays.
Mixes well with: Basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and wintergreen.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on babies or small children. Do not use around pets, as it can be toxic in higher doses. May cause irritation to sensitive skin, however it is rare. Please do a patch test, first, before applying in large amounts. Do not use in baths. Should not be used in conjunction with homeopathic remedies, as it may act as an antidote