Benzyl benzoate is used as an acaricide, scabicide, and pediculicide in veterinary hospitals. It is also a repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is an effective and inexpensive topical treatment for human scabies. It has vasodilating and spasmolytic effects and is present in many asthma and whooping cough drugs. Other uses of this solvement are dye carrier, solvent for cellulose derivatives, plasticizer, and fixative in the perfume industry.
Benzyl benzoate, as a topical solution, may be used as an antiparasitic insecticide to kill the mites responsible for the skin condition scabie; A fixative in fragrances to improve the stability and other characteristics of the main ingredients; A fixative in fragrances to improve the stability and other characteristics of the main ingredients; A food additive in artificial flavors; A plasticizer in cellulose and other polymers; A solvent for various chemical reactions; A treatment for sweet itch in horses