Menthol crystals are produced naturally through mentha arvensis – the primary species of mint. Mentha Arvensis grows in the Uttar Pradesh region in India. Menthol crystals are cooling, refreshing, and have a strong minty aroma. Menthol crystals are best stored in place with no humidity at a temperature of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Because menthol crystals are very concentrated, only a tiny amount of them is needed within products. Menthol crystals are excellent for use in products that help relieve muscular aches, coughing, congestion, poor hygiene, etc. Menthol is a chemical component in many consumer products including:
• Non-prescription products for short-term relief of minor sore throat or mouth irritation such as cough drops, oral throat sprays, throat lozenges, and lip balms. • Oral hygiene products like mouthwash, toothpaste, and chewing gum. • Decongestants for chest and sinus pressure such as Vicks Vaporub and Mentholatum. • Perfumes that highlight floral notes (especially the rose scent).
At Bell Chem in Orlando, we offer menthol crystals as one of our chemical products. In addition to nutritional products and personal raw care materials in Orlando, we stock many highly specialized botanical ingredients as well as hard to find technical grade chemicals and custom compounds. Call us at 407-339-BELL (2355) for a full list of products.