Menthol contains local anesthetic, antipruritic, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti irritant qualities.
The use of menthol in bath and body products can actually engage the cold sensitive receptors in our skin and provide a cooling sensation. This same sensation can also occur from inhaling menthol as well as ingesting it.
Menthol crystals can be used to alleviate nausea, especially when the nausea is due to motion sickness. This is because peppermint (which is used in making menthol crystals) is a natural carminative herb, meaning it can settle the digestive system.
Because menthol crystals have antipruritic and anti irritant qualities, they are great for anti itch creams and balms.
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