There are a lot of people out there making their own body care products. Perhaps you or even someone you know. One of the most popular products people enjoy being able to make in the comfort of their home is soap. It’s great because it not only saves money but provides a way to keep clean without being covered in commonly used chemicals found in bath and body care products.

So what makes a good soap? Well, soap makers and users alike all agree that soap needs to clean efficiently, without drying out the skin or leaving a filmy residue.  But what about bonus effects?

The Best Natural Soapmaking Ingredient

Menthol Crystals. There are so many ways that menthol crystals can be used. One of those ways is that menthol crystals can be added to soap. And here are the amazing benefits you can get by using them in your soap:

  • Menthol is often used as an ingredient in bath and skin care products to refresh, revitalize, and enliven the skin. Also, because menthol crystals have antipruritic and anti-irritant qualities, they are great for anti itch creams and balms. But in addition to these already wonderful benefits, menthol is able to enhance your wealth and sense of well
  • Menthol contains local anesthetic, antipruritic, analgesic, antispasmodic, and anti-irritant qualities.  The use of menthol in bath and body products engages the cold sensitive receptors in our skin and provide a cooling sensation. This is very helpful when dealing with sore and stiff muscles. Circulation will increase, causing rapid healing and relief.
  • Additionally, menthol crystals can be used to alleviate nausea, especially when due to motion sickness. This is because peppermint (which is used in making menthol crystals) is a natural carminative herb, which settles the digestive system. This is a big benefit for women battling morning sickness or during air travel.
  • When it comes to chest congestion and upper respiratory issues; menthol can work as a decongestant. The uses in this category for menthol crystals include: rubs, balms, or salves. Inhaling the minty aroma of these crystals will also help to alleviate the blockages.

As you can see, no matter what kind of body care product you specialize in making, including soap, menthol crystals are vital ingredients.

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