3 Reasons Menthol Should be in your Pain Relief Cream

Menthol is an organic compound from the plant family ‘genus Mentha’, more commonly known as the mint and peppermint plants. Menthol is extracted in crystallized form from the oils of the wild mint or corn mint plant local to India, Asia, the Himalayas, Siberia and North America.

Menthol is a notable natural compound and has been utilized in many industries all around the globe. The peppermint essential oil, where menthol is extracted, is where menthol gets its exceptionally refreshing fragrance and flavor. It has many health benefits making it generally used everywhere.

The History Of Menthol for Pain Relief

Menthol was nonexistent during ancient times yet the plant where menthol is inferred, peppermint, has been used by many old societies in treating manifestations of colds, cough and upper respiratory ailments. Simply chewing the leaves will unlock the refreshing fragrance of peppermint making it an effective treatment for bad breath and sore throat. It was also used as a dressing for wounds, boils, burns and cuts.

Today, menthol is an ingredient widely used in manufacturing worldwide and can literally be found in products all through your medicine cabinet, purse, and even in your pocket. About 3,000 tons of menthol is manufactured each year for items like mouthwash, toothpaste, breath-mints, gum, lip medicine and on the list goes. However, menthol truly shines when used in pain relief creams.

How Menthol Relieves Pain

You already know that applying a pain relief cream with menthol instantly gives cool and calming relief to aching muscles. What you may not know is how menthol really handles pain in three different ways at the same time:

  1. When menthol is applied topically as a lotion, gel, or cream it acts as a natural analgesic. Molecules from the Menthol called ‘ligands’ are absorbed in the skin and connect to kappa Opioid receptors in your cells and cause them to change, bringing a numbing effect.

  2. Menthol works also as a vasodilator. The applied area causes blood vessels to extend, which increases blood circulation in the area. This brings additional nutrients to the area and can help with cellular repair. Blood brings in new nutrients to repair the area and carries away toxic waste generated. Recuperating happens a lot faster because of this.

  3. Menthol gives a cooling sensation because it stimulates the skin’s thermo receptors, giving you the immediate relief from pain.


Certainly the peppermint plant gives us not just a refreshing fragrance and good flavoring. It provides one of nature’s most effective natural pain relievers which even accelerate healing. That’s why menthol-based topical pain relief creams and have been recommended for pain relief purposes by health care professionals.

Introducing the breakthrough menthol-based formula of TerraFreeze Extra Strength Pain Relief Cream 


Whether it’s a stressed muscle, an achy back or arthritis, millions of Americans suffers from pain every day. TerraFreeze is a topical pain relief cream that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe muscle and joint pain. TerraFreeze works by penetrating quickly, giving soothing relief making it especially effective for use in with chiropractic, massage and physical therapies.


More than a menthol-based pain relief cream

We spent years of scientific research in order to best understand how to help people relieve pain. The people who are in pain want immediate relief. When you apply TerraFreeze in the affected area, menthol binds with temperature-sensitive receptors in the skin. It brings a great cooling sensation by invigorating thermo receptors in the skin cells which enable your body to perceive temperature changes. Your skin doesn’t really change temperature. Rather, menthol makes a signal to be sent which your brain perceives as cold, mitigating the uncomfortable heat of inflammation. It’s like using ice, but with additional benefits.

Since it triggers a process called vasodilation, it increases blood flow to the affected area and reduces the function of skin barrier. Thus, other medicinal ingredients combined with menthol in TerraFreeze get the opportunity to work faster while the increased blood flow itself convey their efficacy to the affected area instantly.

We combined Menthol with Methyl Salicylate and Histamine Dihydrochloride for more intense pain relief. Methyl Salicylate brings pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects by prompting vasodilation accordingly, and increasing blood flow and temperature to the localized area of tissue. While Histamine Dihydrochloride also acts as a vasodilator, increasing blood circulation in the affected area. This action safely and effectively reduces pain in the joint or muscle.

We added Emu Oil and Arnica Montana for more enhanced relief and healing. Together with other potent ingredients like Turmeric, Ginger Root Extract, Aloe Vera, Chamomile Extract and MSM this breakthrough formulation of TerraFreeze will bring you the ultimate pain relief you’ve been longing for.

TerraFreeze Pain Relief Cream is a perfect blend of science and nature. It took us years to create what we think is the world’s best pain relief cream and it’s working, people are loving it as they are getting better. The most exciting part is that our vision to help people to feel better has just started.

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Lucas Patel

Lucas Patel

Lucas is an avid writer for The Pain-Free Insights Blog. With a wealth of experience, Lucas passionately covers practical tips and insights, to help effectively manage and overcome pain challenges.

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