Mentholatum was founded in 1889 in Wichita, Kansas. Starting out as small purveyor of soaps and toiletries, Mentholatum grew into a global health and wellness company with a reputation for quality and value. In 1988, Rohto Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. acquired The Mentholatum Company.
Rohto Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd was founded in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, as a small family drugstore. The company was a pioneer in over-the-counter medicines and consumer healthcare products. Today, it is now the 2nd largest consumer health company in Japan, establishing its position as a world leader in manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, skin care and health care products. We are distributing in more than 110 countries globally.
Driven by scientific research, technology, and keeping a pulse on consumers’ aspirations, the global Rohto Mentholatum teams are dedicated to providing effective solutions for our consumers’ personal needs through developing high quality, innovative new products.