Benzyl Salicylate
Chemical Name: Benzyl 2-Hydroxybenzoate
Synonyms: Benzyl o-Hydroxybenzoate OR 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid Phenyl methyl ester OR Salicylic Acid Benzyl ester
CAS No.: 118-58-1
EINECS/ELINCS No.: 204-262-9
Molecular Weight: 228.24
FEMA: 2151
FDA Reg: 172.515
COE No: 436
HS Code: 2918.23.90.00
Flash point: > 100oC
Flavis No: 09.752
MITI (Japan): 3- 1570 & 3044
Odour: Faint, sweet, floral, slightly balsamic


Benzyl Salicylate is a clear almost colourless liquid that has a mild balsamic, sweetly floral note possessing excellent blending capabilities. Often used for its ‘cosmetic notes’ as a base for heavy florals such as ylang, gardenia, jasmine, lily etc. It is also used in functional products such as soap, shampoo and fabric softener.