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Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol occurs naturally in certain essential oils (ylang ylang, jasmine and cinnamon) but also occurs in some fruits (apple, cranberry and grapefruit). It can also be found in green tea.

Floral Scent

Benzyl alcohol has a floral, sweet scent.

Useful Solvent

Benzyl alcohol thins very thick ingredients for a smoother application (solvent).

Handy Preservative

Benzyl alcohol has antibacterial properties and is used as a preservative.


Benzyl alcohol has anti-parasite properties and can be used to treat head lice.

Products Containing Benzyl Alcohol