|Botanical Name||Mentha piperita|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Solubility||1:4 part soluble in Ethyl Alcohol 70%|
|Specific Gravity||0.890 to 0.904 @ 20°C|
|Optical Rotation||-2°to -8°c|
|Refrective Index||1.440 to 1.459|
|Bland With||Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Caraway and Cedarwood.|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Menthone Natural Crude 95% & 98% is a colourless crystal with distinctive odor similar to camphor. Its pretty miscible in water, miscible in Diethyl and Ethanbol.
Peppermint was first described in 1753 by Carolus Linnaeus from specimens that had been collected in England; he treated it as a species, but it is now universally agreed to be a hybrid. It is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant growing to 30–90 cm (12–35 in) tall, with smooth stems, square in cross section. The rhizomes are wide-spreading, fleshy, and bare fibrous roots. The leaves are from 4–9 cm (1.6–3.5 in) long and 1.5–4 cm (0.59–1.6 in) cm broad, dark green with reddish veins, and with an acute apex and coarsely toothed margins. The leaves and stems are usually slightly hairy. The flowers are purple, 6–8 mm (0.24–0.31 in) long, with a four-lobed corolla about 5 mm (0.20 in) diameter; they are produced in whorls (verticillasters) around the stem, forming thick, blunt spikes. Flowering is from mid to late summer. The chromosome number is variable, with 2n counts of 66, 72, 84, and 120 recorded.Peppermint is a growing plant once it sprouts. It will spread very quickly.
Color : Colourless to pale yellow,
Aroma : Fresh, sharp, menthol smell
Menthone & Iso-Menthone
This is very effective while being used in perfumery & flavoring components. This natural crude oil is widely used for flavoring of toothpaste, confectionary items and producing fragrances in perfumes.