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Menthol jEssential Oil (Pure)

 
     
     
 
  Due to high Menthol content, this essential oil is solid at room temperature. We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water,  changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake well before use.  
 
 

Menthol Essential Oil (Pure)

 

 
1/4 oz (9 ml.)
$3.85
1/2 oz (15 ml.)
$4.65
 

 
   
 

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Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
 
Country of Origin: India
 
Cultivation Method: FARMED
 
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Herb
 
Consistency: Thin when heated. Solid at room temperature.
 
Perfumery Note: Top
 
Aromatic Description: Menthol Liquid Essential Oil is characterized by a strong, clean, crisp mint smell.
 
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Camphor, and Thyme.
 

Pure & Therapeutic Essential Oils :

This oil is Therapeutic Grade. Commercial Grade essential oils are usually made of the left over plant materials after finishing the therapeutic distillation process. The commercial grade oils retain a robust fragrance suitable for candle making, as well as cosmetic manufacturing. Unfortunately, because of the reduced active therapeutic content, the commercial grade oils will not be suitable for aromatherapy or massage therapy applications.
 
     
     
 
 

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 Silky Scents Essential Oils are all Pure and Therapeutic Grade, not Commercial Grade.
 

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses)

Menthol Liquid Essential Oil has been used as a flavoring for centuries, but also has applications in aromatherapy when applied to sore muscles or in combination with other products such as in a pain relief balm. It is often referred to as having a cooling effect. Menthol Liquid Essential Oil can be sensitizing, particularly in concentrations. Aromatherapists recommend that this product be used in moderation. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Menthol is included in many products for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • In nonprescription products for short-term relief of minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation
    • Examples: lip balms and cough medicines
  • As an antipruritic to reduce itching
  • As a topical analgesic, it is used to relieve minor aches and pains, such as muscle cramps, sprains, headaches and similar conditions, alone or combined with other oils such as camphor, eucalyptus oil . In Europe, it tends to appear as a gel or a cream, while in the US, patches and body sleeves are very frequently used.
    • Examples: Tiger Balm, or IcyHot patches or knee/elbow sleeves

  • In decongestants for chest and sinuses (cream, patch or nose inhaler)
    • Examples: Vicks Vaporub, Mentholatum, vapoRem
  • In certain medications used to treat sunburns, as it provides a cooling sensation (then often associated with aloe)
  • Commonly used in oral hygiene products and bad-breath remedies, such as mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth and tongue-spray, and more generally as a food flavor agent; e.g., in chewing gum, candy
  • As a pesticide against tracheal mites of honey bees
  • In perfumery, menthol is used to prepare menthol esters to emphasize floral notes (especially rose).
  • In first aid products such as "mineral ice" to produce a cooling effect as a substitute for real ice in the absence of water or electricity (pouch, body patch/sleeve or cream)
  • In various patches ranging from fever-reducing patches applied to children's foreheads to "foot patches" to relieve numerous ailments (the latter being much more frequent and elaborate in Asia, especially Japan: some varieties use "functional protrusions", or small bumps to massage ones feet as well as soothing them and cooling them down)
  • In some beauty products such as hair conditioners, based on natural ingredients (e.g. St. Ives)
  • As an antispasmodic and smooth muscle relaxant in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
 
History: While Peppermint Essential Oils that have been derived from Mentha piperita plants have a long history, menthol liquid has been a more recent addition based on modern science. The natural process involves de-mentholized Peppermint Oil from which menthol has been removed by crystallization.
 
 
Important Note: The information provided in the Oil Profiles area is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
 
 
  General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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