Menthol is an organic compound that can be created synthetically or from mint and peppermint plants. We use the plant-derived form of this ingredient to add a refreshing flavour to our oral care products.
Menthol is the main constituent of most mint oils and contributes to fortifying cooling mint flavours. Menthol can be produced through a variety of methods, including progressively chiling peppermint oil, which separates and crystallises the menthol. It is used in many topical and oral products as a fragrance or flavour, and for its natural anti-irritant and anaesthetic properties.
Other names: C10H20O, p-Methan-3-ol, mentholum
Chemical class: Alcohols
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National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 1254, Menthol. Retrieved September 17, 2021 from https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Menthol.