Benzyl alcohol has a sweet odour. It is a natural constituent of several essential oils, including ylang ylang, jasmine and styrax.
It is a preservative approved by The Soil Association for use in organic cosmetics.
We often use it as a fragrance element.
It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
In our Skin Nanny moisturiser, it is used with phenoxyethanol (another Soil Association approved preservative), adding these powerful actions to the product and extending product shelf life.
It occurs naturally in Flying Fox shower gel as a natural constituent of jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil.
We use benzyl alcohol in our Daddyo shampoo as a natural preservative.