What are Menthol Crystals used for?
Menthol Crystals have a powerful antiseptic effect and are very refreshing and cooling. They purify the air, increase attention, concentration and ease breathing. Menthol Crystals work well in study, meditation, flu, colds and in working groups. They can be a relief for asthmatics. 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.
How can Menthol Crystals be used best?
Skin care creams, dissolved in essential oils so that they are easily used in aromatherapy treatments, in the sauna and dissolved in alcohol.
Use 1: anti-itch creams
You can apply a small amount of menthol crystals in an ointment to promote blood flow. You can also add menthol as an alcoholic solution in anti-itch creams.
Usage 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 a different fragrance in the sauna. When dissolved in an essential oil, the menthol crystals are also easier to use in aromatherapy treatments.
Use 3: in the sauna
First pour with ice or water and then put a few menthol crystals on the stove in a scoop of ice. Melt the menthol crystals on the stove.
Usage 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 on 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.