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Benzyl Benzoate

benzoate ester

Benzyl Benzoate

Other Name(s):

Benzyl Alcohol; CAS# 818701

Benzyl Benzoate occurs naturally in ylang-ylang, cinnamon, rosewood, vanilla and more.

Is Benzyl Benzoate Faithful to Nature?

Yes.

Benzyl Benzoate occurs naturally in many sustainable plant sources. It is present in many essential oils. However, those with sensitive skin should always perform a patch test first to determine if it is compatible with their skin

Benefits: Why is Benzyl Benzoate Used?

Sweet Scent

Benzyl Benzoate has a sweet balsamic scent.

Insect Repellent

Benzyl Benzoate is partly responsible for the insect repellent properties of many essential oils.

Preservative

Benzyl Benzoate acts as a preservative in formulations due to its ability to kill microbes.

Antioxidant

Benzyl Benzoate has antioxidant properties and therefore can act as a stabiliser in cosmetic formulations.

Benzyl Benzoate can be found in single ingredient essential oil products mentioned above but is also used in fragrance and perfume products. Benzyl Benzoate will be listed on cosmetic and skincare products like lotions, moisturisers, creams, face washes, serums and more if they are formulated using essential oils which contain Benzyl Benzoate.

Benzyl Benzoate occurs naturally in essential oils.

Benzyl Benzoate is used to treat lice and scabies infestations, it acts on the nervous system of these creatures and destroys them..."

EU regulations specify that certain fragrance oils commonly found in natural essential oils must be labelled separately on ingredient lists on cosmetic product labels. The EU governing bodies specify this because they are recognised as potential allergens which can irritate sensitive skin. Benzyl Benzoate is one of these and as such it’s always best to perform a patch test to determine if a product containing it is compatible with your skin.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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