Benzoic Acid, Synthetic (Solid), Balsamic, 25 gr- (Contact shop to request actual ship cost for multi items)

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Benzoic Acid, Synthetic (Solid), Balsamic, 25 gr.

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Go to this shop section to see all fragrance essential oils and synthetics: "Essential Oils/Fragrance".

Odor Description: Balsamic, faint urine (!) odor. This is a fragrance/cosmetic ingredient that is a solid at ambient temperatures. The bag you see pictured will be put into a mylar outer bag for shipping (and your storage: some of these synthetics can permeate through a poly bag).
This ingredient is used as a fragrances ingredients but is most often used in small quantities as a preservative. It's also used as a pH adjuster, and a masking agent. It occurs naturally, but is also synthetically produced. Safety concerns are sensitization upon inhalation and skin contact in a pure form. It should only be used in small quantities.
It has many uses besides a fragrance or cosmetic ingredient and has a long history. The Wiki article is here (along with a quote):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzoic_acid
"it is a colorless crystalline solid and a simple aromatic carboxylic acid. The name is derived from gum benzoin, which was for a long time its only known source....The dry distillation of gum benzoin was first described by Nostradamus (1556)"....It occurs naturally as do its esters in many plant and animal species. Appreciable amounts have been found in most berries". It is used as a precursor to plasticizers and preservatives, as a medicinal ingredient for fungal skin diseases such as tinea, ringworm, and athlete's foot. It has a long history as a topical antiseptic.
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Please see the safe handling info at the bottom before purchasing. This is listed as synthetic, although it is also "artificial". I'm using both terms in my fragrance listings. The difference being "artificial" is a combination of synthetic fragrances and base oils that duplicates the scent as nearly as possible to the concentration of a natural fragrance of that quantity. "Synthetic" means that it's a concentrated ingredient that duplicates a component of the natural oil that gives that oil its fragrance.

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Please note that this material has been repackaged by me from a larger quantity.
Exposing the raw material to oxygen (in the air), which happens whenever you open a jar or bottle containing the material will slightly reduce it's shelf life. If the exposure is minimized by dispensing it into smaller packages in one session, instead of constantly opening and closing the larger container every time you need a small amount will aid in lessening its open time.
If I have an ingredient which I've repackaged, like this item, that means I bought a larger quantity because it showed promise in my earlier testing. My practice with that larger sized container was to repackage some of it into 1 smaller container. I would then do further testing by opening the smaller container whenever I needed some, keeping the large container sealed and "fresh" and stored in the coolest corner of my basement in closed drawers (always checking that the cap is tightly sealed to keep out oxygen, and keeping the material away from light, and away from heat; all of those things affect the shelf life of a fragrance ingredient) . Now that my tests are finished I have some of those larger containers that I won't be needing in the future, so I am listing them here. I am repackaging them into clean, newly purchased, small 1 or 2 fluid ounce containers.
Whenever I repackage from a container that's been in storage I try to do as many bottles as I think I will need for 3 or 4 months all in one session as described above to minimize exposure to air.
I want to sell in small quantities rather than the whole large container quantity because I want to keep your cost low and also to encourage the idea that these are small "sample" quantities intended mainly for testing purposes. Also, smaller quantities are safer to ship and safer to use if you're inexperienced with standard safe handling practices (which are listed at the bottom and which you should read).
I'm selling these at prices that I believe are about half of what you would pay for "new" material (I couldn't price check every supplier so I tried to find current prices from 2 to 3 other sources).
I'm not representing these 1 or 2 oz quantities as "new". That's mainly because I've had them in storage for at least a few months and as much as 4 years and because I've exposed them to oxygen by opening the original containers. But, I have been very careful not to contaminate the material in any way, using only new and clean transfer tools.
My target sales base is to people who will use these ingredients for initial testing prior to making an end product. It saves you money if you have access to low-cost small quantities of materials for testing before deciding that you have an end product you like. An end product that has the fragrance you want and the physical properties you want (like viscosity, color, hardness, melting point, stability, and so on), whatever the product may be.
I did not repackage into amber bottles because I want the price to be as low as possible. You should be aware that light is one of the factors in the shelf life of a fragrance ingredient. Keep the bottle in a box or cupboard when not using it.
Do not use my ingredients in foodstuffs because most of them were non food grade to begin with and some of the ingredients in larger containers were transferred to the small initial container with non-sterile disposable pipettes instead of pouring. How it's dispensed depends on the size of the containers involved in transferring it.
My practice when repackaging has been to smell the stored ingredient in the larger containers before a dispensing session to check if it still has whatever characteristic smell it should have. So far every one of them has passed the "odor test". If stored properly these have shelf lives of up to 10 years. Exactly how long depends on the ingredient and what measures have been taken when storing them.
If you purchase one of my aroma synthetics (or natural or artificial oils) and it doesn't live up to your expectations, let me know. I will refund your purchase price.
My practice with ingredients which are solids at room temperatures has followed the same guidelines as liquids: minimize open time, make sure containers are tightly sealed, and keep any stored containers in a dark, cool environment.
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Safety guidelines:
This is listed as a synthetic aroma ingredient that is not to be used in foods. It is concentrated and must be handled with more care than natural or artificial essential oils because of its strength. You should be familiar with safe handling procedures when working with these products. Aroma ingredients are almost always hydrocarbons just like oil based paints and some solvents. They are flammable (to a lesser or greater degree), so be careful not to spill them or allow them to build up in high concentration in the air, or be exposed to open heat sources that might ignite them. Because of their strength synthetic aroma ingredients should not be used directly as essential oils would be in diffusers or incense burners, etc., and primarily should not be applied in their concentrated form directly to the skin. They should be disposed of in accordance with all environmental guidelines.
Here are two websites for information in both a summary form and highly detailed form for this particular synthetic ingredient:
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700679/BENZOIC_ACID/
A cosmetics website. A good site for summary information. Has use descriptions and lots of safety information.
http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1033731.html#tosafty
An excellent site for info on almost any fragrance ingredient, it is the most comprehensive database available anywhere. An amazingly complete resource, everything from aroma descriptions to MSDS and safety & handling procedures, suppliers, physical and chemical properties, and suitability usage for consumer products.-
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I'm sorry, but at this time we do not ship internationally.

If you would like a smaller or larger quantity of a raw material, click the "Request a custom order" button and tell us how much you would like. Or just contact us and let us know what you'd like. We'll get back to you ASAP.

This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.



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    Arrived very fast and well packaged. Product is great I will order again!
    May 8, 2018 by Julie

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