Menthol in Oral Care
Improving oral health is one of the well known benefits of mint. Menthol provides the familiar cooling sensation, minty odour and taste. Commonly used in oral hygiene products and bad-breath remedies, dental hygiene product such as mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth and tongue-spray.
- Instantly freshens breath.
- Inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth.
- Helps prevent tooth decay.
- Anti-inflammatory properties keep gums healthy.
- Naturally whitens teeth.
Menthol in Pain Relief
Menthol is primarily used for its cooling effect when applied to the skin.
Menthol has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory actions. Example: balms.
Menthol can also be applied topically to help to relieve itching and inflammation due to contact dermatitis and hives. Topical menthol also helps to relieve headaches.
Menthol in Flavour and Fragrance
Menthol Crystals is widely used as flavor enhancer in food production.
As flavor enhancer in chewing gum & candy to enhance aroma and improve mouthfeel.
The freshness of menthol goes extremely well with chocolate flavour, peppermint ice cream use cooling properties of menthol in it.
Menthol in Tobacco Industry
Menthol is widely used as a refreshing and flavouring ingredient in tobacco industry. Examples: Cigarettes, pan masala, chewing tobacco, gutka, scented betelnut, etc.
As a smoking tobacco additive in some cigarette brands, for flavor, and to reduce throat and sinus irritation caused by smoking.
Menthol also increases nicotine receptor density, increasing the addictive potential of tobacco products.
Menthol in Beverage
Menthol Crystals is widely used as flavor enhancer in beverage. Example: in cool drinks to enhance flavor.
In a soda to be mixed with water it is used to obtain a very low alcohol drink or pure; the alcohol is also used to alleviate nausea, in particular motion sickness, by pouring a few drops on a lump of sugar.
Menthol in Cosmetics
Mint is a medicinal plant that’s been used since time immemorial. It’s astringent, stimulating, antiseptic, refreshing, soothing & antibacterial properties are used in essential oil which is a cosmetic powerhouse.
In aftershave products to relieve razor burn, suntan lotions, hair conditioners & shampoos.
Its refreshing, astringent, purifying and toning action soothes itchiness, redness and sunburn. Menthol also deeply cleanses skin, tightens pores and restores radiance to dull complexions.
Menthol in Confectionery
Menthol acts as a essence of freshness in chewing gum and candies.
The minty taste of the world’s most sold flavor ingredient can be found in countless everyday products such as sweets and chocolate.
Menthol in Pharmaceutical
In nonprescription products for short-term relief of minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation.
Menthol is used in decongestants for chest and sinuses, in Cough Medicines, medications used to treat sunburns.
As an antispasmodic and smooth muscle relaxant in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and for antiretroviral.