Natural Menthol, extracted from Peppermint, has traditionally been the leading Cooling Compound. A considerable number of chemical compounds have been synthesised providing the physiological sensation of "cooling" without the minty and volatile side effects of menthol such as eye irritation. Khush Ingredients commercialise two such compounds, WS-3 and WS-12.
WS-3 and WS-12 are exclusively produced by Anshul Chemicals for Khush Ingredients in Roha, India.
Cooling compounds have the ability to chemically trigger the cold sensitive TRPM8 receptors of the skin. This is whether they are inhaled, eaten or applied to the skin. This makes them ideal for use in a wide range of confectionery, oral care and personal care products.