Menthol and Peppermint Oil


Manufactured by extraction of menthol from menthol oil. The oil is chilled to a temperature of -40°C to separate the menthol, which is later crystallized by slow cooling. These crystals are available in the following two grades and confirm to IP/BP/USP/JP/FCC-III standards.

Menthol Large Crystals
Menthol Small Crystals

Menthol Terpeneless Crystals
Terpeneless crystals are made by the fractional distillation of menthol oil. The distilled oil yields pure menthol as a fraction, that is gradually cooled and crystallized. These crystals are available in the following two grades and confirm to IP/BP/USP/JP/ FCC-III standards.

Menthol Large Crystals
Menthol Small Crystals

Specifications for Menthol

Other Name 1-Methyl-4-isopropyl cyclohexane-3-ol
Molecular Weight 156.27
Description Colourless crystals with a refreshing mint odour
Solubility Very soluble in Alcohol and slightly in water
Taste Cool sensation in mouth, characteristic mint flavour
Acidity / Alkalinity Neutral to Litmus solution
Analysis VC USP BP JP FCC-IIIIP
Melting Point (°C ) 42 to 44   41 to 44   41 to 44   42 to 44   42 to 44   41 to 44
Optical Rotation -49° to -50°  -49° to -50°  -49° to -50°  -49° to -50°  -49° to -50°  -49° to -50°
Non-volatile matter 0.05%   0.05%   0.05%   0.05%   0.05%   0.05%
Menthol (not less than) 99.70%   97.00%   Not Specified   98.00%   Not Specified   Not Specified
JP – Japanese Pharma VC – Vinayak Corporation
USP – United States Pharma FCC-III Food Codex (American Food Grade)
BP – British Pharma IP – Indian Pharma
Specifications for Peppermint Oil (Ex. Mentha Arvinses)
Description Colourless or pale yellow liquid with a refreshing mint odour.
Solubility 1 ml dissolves in 4 ml of 70% alchohol
Taste Cool Sensation in mouth and characteristic mint flavour
Acidity / Alkalinity Neutral to Litmus Solution
Specific Gravity 0.900g – 0.916g
Optical Rotation -10° to -30°
Refractive Index 1.460 – 1.467
Fixed Oils and Fats Negative
L-Menthol Content 37% – 40%
Total Menthol Content Not less than 50%
This Oil is available in various blends depending on the requirement of the user.
Menthol Crystals & Peppermint Uses
Category Products Suggested Dosage
Oral Products Toothpaste
Mouthwashes
Oral sprays
0.5%
1.0% -2.0%
0.3%
Pharmaceutical Products Drugs
Compresses Medicated Oils
Analgesic balms
Rubbing Alcohol
0.1%
0.1% – 0.2%
2.0% – 4%
2.0% – 3%
1.0% – 1.2%
Confectionery Goods Chewing Gum
Hard Candies
Cough Drops
Lozenges
Licorice
0.5%
0.05% – 0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.05% – 0.1%
Tobacco Goods Regular Cigarettes
Menthol Cigarettes
0.03%
0.1% – 0.2%
Weak Effect
Pipe Tobacco
Chewing Tobacco
 0.2% – 0.45%
Strong Effect
0.3%
0.05% – 0.1%
Perfumed Products Lotions
Pre-shave Lotions
Handkerchiefs
Foot Sprays
Shampoo
Refreshing Towels
Cooling Gels
 0.05%
0.2% – 0.3%
0.1% – 0.2%
0.5%
0.2% – 0.5%
1.0%
1.0%
Peppermint Oils Menthol Crystals and its derivatives can also be added to various peppermint oil compositions to enhance the cooling and refreshing effects, like perfumes, Eau De Toilettes, Deodorants, etc.
Packaging
Menthol Crystals Mint Oil
Insulation is provided by the inner covering of Thermocol and the crystals itself are packed in two polythene bags. Packed 25 Kilograms net in a fibre Drum 1FCL contains 360 drums of total net weight 9000 Kilograms. Packed 180 Kilograms net in Galvanized Iron Drums. 1FCL contains 80 drums of total net weight 14400 Kilograms

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