Other ConcernsMultiple, additive exposure sources (low)
SYNONYMS(1ALPHA,2BETA,5ALPHA)-5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXANE, 2-ISOPROPYL-5-METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL, 3-HYDROXY-P-MENTHANE, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)- CYCLOHEXANOL, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXANOL, CYCLOHEXANOL, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)-, CYCLOHEXANOL, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)-, (1R,2S,5R)-REL-, DL-MENTHOL, L-MENTHOL, MENTHOL, MENTHOL CRYSTAL, P-METHAN-3-OL, and RACEMIC MENTHOL
Menthol is a scent ingredient naturally found in peppermin oil; also manufactured synthetically on a large scale.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||69 products|
|hair treatment/serum||48 products|
|lip balm||46 products|
|body wash/cleanser||45 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||29 products|
|lip gloss||25 products|
|lip plumper||24 products|
|after shave||22 products|
|shaving cream||20 products|
|foot moisturizer||17 products|
|after sun product||17 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||16 products|
|body firming lotion||13 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||12 products|
|body powder||11 products|
|tooth whitening||11 products|
|foot cleansing||10 products|
|hair-loss treatment||10 products|
|lip balm with SPF||10 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||9 products|
|pore strips||9 products|
|foot odor control||8 products|
|styling gel/lotion||6 products|
|bar soap||6 products|
|body oil||4 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|beard oil||4 products|
|makeup primer||4 products|
|body spray||3 products|
|vapor rubs||3 products|
|bubble bath||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||3 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|beard care||2 products|
|hair removal waxes||2 products|
|baby wipes||1 products|
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|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|2110 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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