US Patent No. 9,526,681 B2; The Colgate-Palmolive Company has patented an oral care composition comprising a monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol and a basic amino acid, in free or salt form. The monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol is present at a concentration of from approximately 0.01 to 0.5%. The sesquiterpene alcohol comprises bisabolol and the basic amino acid is arginine, in free or salt form. The bisabolol and arginine are present in a ratio between 1:2 and 2:1 bisabolol to arginine w/w.