Menthol (org)

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Menthol (org) is a natural, organic fragrance material with cooling properties that can be used in aftershave, for example.


Menthol (org) has a fresh, spicy, scent reminiscent of peppermint. The scent is quite strong and dominant. In addition, it is solid at room temperature. Making a dilution can therefore be practical. It is rarely used as a fragrance in perfumes, but is used in sauna products, aftershave and bath products, for example.

A 10% solution can be made with all common solvents: alcohol (96%), DPG and IPM. Light heating in a water bath may be necessary. It hardly mixes with water or glycerine.

It is usually not used for the scent, but for the cooling effect. This only requires a very low dose, often still below the odour threshold. In practice, 0,1-0,5% in the end product (1-5% of a 10% solution in DPG) is a good starting point. At higher doses the cooling effect can become unpleasant.

It is primarily a top note in perfumes and is stable in most products, including soaps.


Menthol (org) is a solid at room temperature. Delivery is in the form of white chunks or transparent crystals. It melts from about 40 °C; it can melt if kept warm and then solidify as a solid mass. This does not make much difference to the quality, but it is less practical to use. The substance has a long shelf life without loss of quality. It occurs in nature and can be extracted from mint oil or made synthetically. We sell the natural laevo variant (L-Menthol), which is extracted from organic mint oil.


We package this in white plastic pots (PP) with a white plastic lid.


Menthol (org) is classified as a hazardous substance, with the following characteristics:

H315 - Causes skin irritation.
H319 - Causes serious eye irritation.
An allergic reaction is not common.


Item number: 23000
Dutch name: Menthol (org)
EC number: 218-690-9
EU CAS number: 2216-51-5
CAS number TSCA: 2216-51-5
FEMA number: 2665


10 g, 50 g, 250 g