Benzyl salicylate is a phenolic ester with a musky floral aroma, as found in jasmine, lilac, and carnation. It may also found in ylang ylang absolute and carnation absolute.
Benzyl salicylate may be sensitizing and is restricted by the International Fragrance Association.
Links to Plants Containing Benzyl Salicylate
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Sensitivity to benzyl salicylate and combining it with other ingredients was measured. From: Larsen, W., Nakayama, H., Lindberg, M., Fischer, T., Elsner, P., Burrows, D., … & Sugawara, M. (1996). Fragrance contact dermatitis: a worldwide multicenter investigation (Part I). American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, 7(2), 77-83.
- Benzyl salicylate and benzyl benzoate demonstrated estrogenic activity in vitro. From: Charles, A. K., & Darbre, P. D. (2009). Oestrogenic activity of benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate and butylphenylmethylpropional (Lilial) in MCF7 human breast cancer cells in vitro. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 29(5), 422-434.