Mentha Oil

Mentha Oil

 

  • The Oil derived by steam distillation from the Mentha Arvensis herb calls MENTHA OIL, which is the basic raw material required for the Menthol Manufacture. By freezing (chilling) of Mentha oil L-Menthol (Crystals & Flakes) are isolated. Menthol is main constitutent in Mentha oil Rest contains Menthone, Menthyl Acetate, Neo-menthol, Mint terpenes, Alfa-pinene, Beta - Pinene.L-limonene, 3 Octanol, Pipritone are also main contents to use as raw material to produce Value added products for Flavour and fragrances Industry.

    Uses Mint Products are as raw material for Toothpaste, Tooth powder, Pharmaceutical-Ayurvedic & Unani medicines, Chewing-tobacco, Pan-masala, Pain-balm, Confectionery, Cosmetics & Fragrances industries etc. In pharmaceutical, confectionery, Perfumery, Mouth fresheners, Cough drops, Chewing gum, Candies


    Uses:-in Food, Flavor, Cosmetic, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco and Perfume Industries.

     

    Physico Chemical Properties

     

    Specification Limit
    Other Name Mentha Oil IP 
    Physical Appearance Colourless,clear,pale yellow Liquid
    Odour/Flavour A aromatic & minty odour,followed by a sensation of cold
    Menthol contents Not less than 50% w/w
    Specific Gravity 0.892 to 0.910 
    Refractive Index 1.460 to 1,467 
    Optical Rotation -18 to -33
    Acidity/Alkalinity Neutral to Litmus 
    Storage Keep in cool place