What is it?
Benzylbenzoate is an ingredient used in fragrances, foods, veterinary products, and insecticides. It is also used as a medicated lotion to treat lice and scabies.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
• Fragrances – fixative
• Skin care products
  • Antiperspirants
  • Moisturizers – creams and lotions
  • Foot and hand cream
  • Body scrubs
• Hair care
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Styling products
• Food additive in artificial flavors and prepackaged foods
• Antiparasitic insecticide – lice and scabies treatment
• Repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos
• Plasticizer
• Veterinary preparation

Other names for Benzylbenzoate:
• Benylate
• Benzoic acid, benzyl ester
• Benzoic acid anhydrid
• Benzoic acid phenylmethyl ester
• Benzyl alcohol benzoic ester
• Benzyl benzoate
• Benzyl phenylformate

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Balsam of Peru
• Benzoic acid
• Tolu balsam

How safe is it?

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