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Instructions on how to make menthol at home simply

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The trend of using menthol for living and working space to become fresh and refreshing is being favored by many customers. In the following article, KODO will guide you tomake menthol at home simply, ensuring quality to use every day!

Why is menthol loved by so many?

In addition to very good health uses such as reducing cough, runny nose, supporting the treatment of respiratory diseases,… Menthol is also commonly used in working and business spaces because it brings many great benefits. Menthol used with essential oil diffusers will bring you a fresh, refreshing space.

How to make menthol

Menthol gives you a fresh, refreshing space

The product has the ability to eliminate unpleasant odors, replacing it with a cool, pleasant aroma. Imagine, when customers walk into your showroom, being greeted with a mild mint scent will make them feel comfortable and have positive emotions. When the psychology is happy, feeling satisfied with the thoughtful service as well as quality products, what customers come to you will be natural.

Using scent is considered a subtle marketing art that enhances the value of your brand, products and services. At the same time, it helps to leave a deep impression in the hearts of customers by its unmistakable characteristic fragrance. Brand positioning by scent is a way for customers to remember your brand and products in the deepest and most powerful way.

Preparation of raw materials for making menthol

Menthol is usually produced from the stems and leaves of the mint plant. However, if you make it yourself at home, you should choose the leaf part because this is the part that contains the most essential oils. You choose dark green, glossy leaves, the petioles are slightly wilted yellow as possible. It is recommended to harvest the leaves at the time when the plant begins to bud before blooming because this is the time when the essential oil content is highest in the leaves.

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Choose dark green, glossy leaves, the petioles are slightly wilted yellow

Mint leaves after harvesting are washed, spread in thin layers and dried in a shady place to wilt the leaves. It is not recommended to expose the leaves in places with intense sunlight because essential oils can evaporate. When drying, pay attention to spread in thin layers evenly, do not pile because it may cause the leaves to be crushed and damaged.

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How to make menthol at home simply

There are many ways to extract menthol such as: cold pressing, steam distillation, using CO2 gas,… However, if you do it at home, then simpler and easier methods should be applied.

Making menthol at home by distillation

Distillation is one of the ways that many people apply when they want to extract menthol. For a jar of pure, quality-assured essential oils, you can follow the instructions below:

  • Step 1: Prepare raw materials and distillation tools including: distillation pots, cooling tanks, catchers and mint leaves.
  • Step 2: Put the mint leaves in a distiller, put the leaves on the top and do not let the water underneath stick.

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Extraction of menthol by distillation method

  • Step 3: Cover tightly, bring to a boil, turn to a simmer. The essential oil vapor from the pot will pass through the pipe to the refrigeration tank and condense in liquid form. Use the catcher to let the essential oil flow in, you can get a bottle of menthol.

During the distillation process, some of the water vapor rises, condensing in the refrigeration tank mixed with essential oils. However, because the essential oil is lighter, it will float to the top, the water below. You can drain it slowly to get essential oils out of the water more easily!

Make menthol by soaking with alcohol

Making menthol by soaking wine sounds new but is extremely effective. You just need to prepare a clean glass jar with a lid, 300ml of white wine at 45 to 50 degrees, 300gr of mint leaves and a clean cloth. The way to extract menthol is as follows:

  • Step 1: Mint leaves are washed, spread evenly in thin layers and then dried in a dry place, protected from direct sunlight for 1 to 2 days.
  • Step 2: Take chopped dried mint leaves, then use a puree mortar to obtain more essential oil.
  • Step 3: Put mint leaves in a glass jar, fill 300ml with alcohol, stir well and cover tightly. Store glass jars in a dry place, away from further sunlight because essential oils may evaporate.

  • Step 4: Soak mint leaves in alcohol for about 4 weeks, then open the lid of the jar, filter the pulp with a cloth, the more thoroughly filtered the essential oil will be obtained. At intervals, every day it is recommended to shake the mint jar well 2 times so that the crystals are released from the leaves.
  • Step 5: Add the filtered pure menthol to another glass jar to preserve and use gradually.

Should you buy essential oils or make your own

Making your own menthol is not too difficult, but requires meticulousness and requires a lot of time for you to extract yourself a bottle of pure essential oil. Not only that, the lack of specialized tools as well as unqualified processes can affect the quality of essential oils.

One of the comprehensive solutions for you is to choose a reputable, reliable pure essential oil supplier to own a quality menthol jar. With many years of experience in the profession, KODO is proud to be the leading manufacturer and distributor of essential oils in Vietnam, committed to bringing customers the best products at affordable prices.

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KODO essential oil with characteristic aroma, long-term aroma retention, strong diffusion

Currently, the unit has more than 1000 quality essential oils with delicate aromas, reaching almost absolute perfection. KODO essential oil with a characteristic fragrance, extracted based on advanced and modern technology helps preserve long-term fragrance, strong diffusion, capable of spreading throughout a large space when used with essential oil diffusers.

All KODO essential oil products have certificates from international agencies and governments. Therefore, customers can be completely assured of product quality as well as safety during use. Each scent will create a unique feeling, making your living, working or business space more special, sophisticated and classy.

If you are looking for menthol to freshen your living and working space, KODO RAIN premium essential oil will be a great suggestion. The product line owns 3 tiers of typical fragrances for different scents, the first fragrance: Citrus Green, the middle fragrance: Jasmine Herbal and the final fragrance: Cumin Woody. With KODO RAIN, your space will always be filled with a fresh, refreshing fragrance, helping the spirit become more comfortable and focused. In addition, the pleasant aroma of this essential oil is ideal for spaces such as business because it purifies the air, eliminates unpleasant odors, provides a fresh atmosphere, exudes fragrance.

How to make menthol at home requires a lot of effort, time as well as meticulousness in each stage of implementation. If you do not have much time to extract yourself a bottle of pure menthol, please contact KODO immediately! KODO is committed to bringing customers quality, affordable essential oil jars, making your space luxurious and classy.


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