H319: Causes eye irritation.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store in a dry and cool place in a tightly closed container, protected from sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
The information provided below is for informational, scientific, and research purposes. The product is intended for professional use.
The information contained below is informative, scientific and research. The product is intended for professional use.
What is Crystalline Menthol?
Crystalline menthol is an organic compound from the group of terpene alcohols. It is known for its distinctive aroma and appearance. While most people associate menthol with aromatherapy, its use in the sauna is a fascinating area to explore.
Origin of Crystalline Menthol
Crystalline menthol, also known as crystallized mint, is a naturally occurring compound found in the essential oils of peppermint (Mentha piperita) and other mint species. Menthol is extracted from these plants through a process of extraction and subsequent crystallization.
The Process of Menthol Crystallization
The process of menthol crystallization begins with obtaining peppermint oil, which contains 30% to 50% menthol. To obtain crystalline menthol, the oil undergoes fractional distillation. As a result, menthol is separated from the other components of the oil and then purified. When menthol reaches the appropriate purity, it is cooled, leading to the formation of menthol crystals.
Menthol is used as an ingredient in:
- Cosmetics – creams, lip balms, shampoos, and gels – to protect the skin from dryness, cracking, and frostbite.
- Sauna preparations – creating a sensation of coolness and freshness without affecting body temperature.
- Scenting hygiene tissues, laundry powders, dishwashing liquids, air fresheners, and car fragrances.
Crystalline Menthol and Its Popular Uses
One popular use of crystalline menthol in the sauna is adding it to water, which is then poured over hot stones. This process releases menthol along with the steam, filling the sauna room with a refreshing aroma.
What are the functions of Crystalline Menthol in the Sauna?
Crystalline menthol is an excellent addition to the sauna, as it provides a different way to experience relaxation and rejuvenation. Its refreshing aroma makes sauna sessions more enjoyable and invigorating.