What is it used for?
In cosmetic products, it plays a number of roles depending on the product and it can act as a fragrance, a solvent, a plasticiser, a preservative and a fixative
Sweet odorant and preservative
Benzyl Benzoate occurs naturally in essential oils such as ylang ylang, rosewood, cinnamon and benzoin. It is a clear and colourless liquid with a faint balsamic and sweet odour. It acts as a fixative in perfumed products slowing down the escape of fragrances and when added to soaps, it also acts as a plasticiser, making the product softer and more pliable.
We want you to have every confidence in our products, their natural origin, their authenticity and their provenance. Just like we sell our soaps “naked” we want to show you that we have nothing to hide when it comes to ingredients.
That’s why you will find listed here every single ingredient that is contained in either some or all of our Pure French Soaps. Made with natural ingredients and free from additives and nasty chemicals, our soaps should be perfect for even the most sensitive skin, but first a word of caution.
It should be remembered that even the most natural organic ingredients can be a source of reaction for certain individuals, or for those who suffer from allergies or skin problems (think poison ivy or peanuts for example). If you have, or suspect you have sensitive skin or if you have any concerns we would recommend you carry out a patch test. Lastly, if you know that you have an allergy to certain ingredients, then you can search for them here.
If you can’t find them great!
The following products contain:
Marseille soaps have been produced by French artisan craft master soap makers using traditional methods for over 600 years.
Uniting the rich organic produce of Provence with natural and ecological values, they create exquisite soaps with exceptional skin care properties.
Here you can discover their heritage and find out why they are internationally recognised as some of the best soaps in the world.