The average cost of benzyl benzoate is $10 per 50 gm. It is primarily used to treat lice and scabies infections. Benzyl benzoate is an anti-parasitic preparation that is used extensively. The drug exerts a toxic effect on the itch mite and all types of louse. It is not recommended for treating open wounds such as cuts and sores on the skin. It should also not be used in case of hypersensitivity, pregnancy, and lactation period. The safety of benzyl benzoate has been evaluated by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials Expert Panel. It is often used to treat scabies because of its low cost. It is used as a food additive in artificial flavors as well as plasticizer in cellulose and other polymers.