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.