Benzyl benzoate often appears in fragrances, either as a synthetic additive used as a fixative to help preserve the longevity of a fragrance, or as a natural component of the essential oils used in the fragrance. This ingredient is also used in medicine for the topical treatment of some skin conditions.
According IFRA (International Fragrance Association) restrictions, you can use up to 26.7% for fragrance formulations. However, we recommend usage up to 10% to avoid altering your fragrance end-product formulation.
Usage level for a fragrance fixative is 5 - 10% on the weight of the fragrance.
Studies indicate a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this ingredient as defined by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). The IFRA is a self-regulatory representative body of the fragrance industry, dedicated to promoting the safe use of fragrances.
Other names: C14H12O2, Benylate, Phenylmethyl Benzoate, Benzoic Acid Phenylmethyl Ester, Benzy Alcohol Benzoic Ester
Chemical class: Esters