As many of you know, the past few weeks have been illness after illness, hence the title of this post. Lots of vapour rub to be had by all, from Isla using Snuffle Babe (safe for 3months+) to Karvol (6months+) for Noah and me & daddy using good ole Vicks (for over 5+).
It all started off with my virus, which I had for 2 weeks with no medication, until the doctors saw fit to give me antibiotics. Then my cough and virus went, I just started to feel better and Noah gets my cough. Then Isla gets a cold and is struggling to sleep because she can't breathe and now Daddy said he doesn't feel well.
Thankfully Isla hasn't lost her appetite and I've been using the highchair for the past couple of days as she was wriggling on the sofa quite alot. She didn't seem to mind the ...
Q&A with the Jakemans Mentholologist, Steve Pearce
When was menthol first used?
The properties of peppermint oil and consequently menthol are believed to have been recognised for some time with reports of use in Japan about 2,000 years ago, although first recorded use in Europe only occurs around 1771.
How is menthol made?
Menthol can be produced naturally from mint but can also be synthetically produced, most commonly from citronella oil. When produced naturally fresh mint is air-dried to create mint oil which is filtered to remove any solid particles and impurities.
The mint oil then cooled to -40°c to cause the menthol in the oil to form flakes and separate from it. The solid flakes are then collected and heated to 50°c which creates a liquid solution of menthol which is then cooled to room temperature resulting in crystallisation.
Once crystallation is complete it is poured into decanting trays where the large clumps of crystals ...