Benzyl alcohol is used as a local anesthetic and to reduce pain associated with Lidocaine injection. Also, it is used in the manufacture of other benzyl compounds, as a pharmaceutic aid, and in perfumery and flavoring. It is an organic aromatic alcohol found in many fruits, teas as well as essential oils including Jasmine, Hyacinth and Ylang-Ylang. Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Benzyl alcohol is partially soluble in water (4 g/100 mL) and forms a homogeneous solution with alcohols and diethyl ether. Benzyl Alcohol has been used as a solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coating. Benzyl alcohol, along with Benzyl Benzoate, are used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products, including baby products, bath products, soap and detergents, makeup including: brushers and eye makeup, cleaning products and other hair, nail and skin products.