What are Menthol Crystals used for?
Menthol Crystals have a powerful antiseptic effect and are highly refreshing and cooling. They purify the air, increase attention, concentration and ease breathing. Menthol Crystals work well in study, meditation, flu, colds and in work groups. For asthma patients, they can be a relief. Menthol is obtained by extraction from mint plants. In nature, menthol is mainly found in peppermint oil and plants of the Mentha family (Mentha piperita, Mentha arvensis). Peppermint oil contains 35 to 60% menthol.
What is the best way to use Menthol Crystals?
Skin care creams, dissolve in essential oils so that they are easily used in aromatherapy treatments, in the sauna and dissolve in alcohol.
Use 1: itch-relieving creams
You can put a small amount of menthol crystals in an ointment to promote blood flow. You can also add menthol as an alcoholic solution in itch-relieving creams.
Use 2: dissolve in essential oils
Dissolve the crystals in essential oils such as Eucalyptus oil or Lavender oil to be able to use the refreshing effect of the menthol in combination with another scent in the sauna. When the menthol crystals are dissolved in an essential oil, they are also easier to use in aromatherapy treatments.
Use 3: in the sauna
First pour on ice or water and then put a few menthol crystals on the stove in a scoop of ice. Let the menthol crystals melt on the stove.
Use 4: dissolve in Alcohol
Menthol crystals can also be dissolved in alcohol or lukewarm water before use. A solution of 2 to 10% is the most convenient. Pay attention to the fire hazard, so always add water or ice before pouring with alcohol. Our guideline for mixing is to apply 25 ml (alcohol incl. Menthol crystals) to 5 liters of water. You can adjust this amount as needed.