Benzyl Alcohol 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 completely miscible in alcohols. Benzyl Alcohol, NF is used in the manufacturing of other benzyl compounds: as a pharmaceutic aid, preservative in many injectable drugs, 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.