I have worked with this compound. Certainly, it cannot be considered as “natural”. Its properties are very similar to ethylhexylglycerin as well as obviously, they are completely comparable from the chemical standpoint. Comparable but… but they cannot replace each other. EHG outperforms MHG. However, MHG has nicer emollient properties and leaves velvety smooth not tacky finish on skin. MHG works as EHG in deo formulations, but its deodorizing efficacy is lower. We also compared two combinations EHG+Phenoxyethanol and MHG+Phenoxyethanol. While EHG+phenoxy works as a preservative in some formulations, MHG and phenoxy showed insufficient activity and required additional components. However, the combination of EHG+MHG+Phenethyl alc. was highly efficient against all potential microbial agents, including Aspergilus n., Pseudomonas, S.aureus and yeasts. We also found that MHG was efficient as antidandruff preparations as the only active ingredient at 2.2%.