Essential Oils Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Essential Oils Market Revenue & Trends and is segmented by Type (Orange Oil, Corn Mint Oil, Spearmint Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Lemon Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Clove Oil, Citronella Oil, and Other Types of Oil); Application (Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Home Care Products, and Other Applications); and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and Africa). The report offers market size and values in (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Essential Oil Market Size

Essential Oil Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 8.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Europe
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Essential Oil Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Essential Oil Market Analysis

The global essential oil market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period.

  • After the pandemic, the essential oils market experienced positive growth. Essential oils have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-infective properties; thus, they treat various health conditions, including stress, immunity disorders, sleep disorders, and depression. Therefore, due to the rise in awareness regarding the benefits of essential oils, the essential oils market has grown rapidly after the pandemic.
  • There has been an increase in consumers' awareness of natural and organic products, both in personal care products and food and beverage products. One of the major forces impacting the global essential oils market has been the shift from synthetic products to natural products, which has caused manufacturers to focus on natural products. Essential oils are expected to be in high demand due to their health benefits in pharmaceuticals and medical applications in the forecast period.
  • The increased demand for aromatherapy is fueling the market expansion for essential oils. Market expansion is accelerated by rising demand from key end-use industries, including food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, and aromatherapy, as well as increasing consumer desire for organic products. Regulations that support the use of environmentally friendly ingredients in cosmetics, food, and beverages also positively impact the market.
  • Additionally, the sales of essential oils through retail outlets are growing steadily. However, the prominence of Internet-based online sales is poised to increase over the coming years, as most importers and wholesalers launch websites for online sales in addition to the existing over-the-counter sales. The market is majorly driven by the health benefits offered by essential oils.
  • There is a strong upward trend in the essential oil market, as it is now being used in almost every industry due to the many health benefits, it offers, from the food and beverage industry to medicines and animal feeds, along with their presence in personal care products and other areas. Furthermore, the increasing R&D activities and innovation in extraction techniques are expected to bolster the market's growth in emerging economies.

Essential Oil Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Essential Oil Market according to our research experts:

Multiple Applications for Essential Oils and Increasing Demand for Organic Products Contribute to the Market's Expansion.

  • Growing consumer interest in natural and organic food, drink, and personal care products have compelled producers to switch their attention from synthetic to natural products, which significantly impacts the global essential oil market. The rising demand for organic products is another aspect that affects consumers' behavior. 
  • People's desire to purchase products derived from natural components has been stimulated by the continued implementation of rules encouraging the use of environmentally friendly ingredients in the food, beverage, and cosmetics industries. Manufacturers from several industries are creating creative ways to include healthy and natural ingredients in their formulas to deliver maximum consumer benefits.
  • As natural additions and flavoring agents in preserving and conserving food products, including candies, confections, meat, pickles, and soft drinks, essential oils are increasingly gaining popularity. These oils are also used in creating chemical preservatives, repellents, edible film coatings, and odorants in paints and detergents. Additionally, active packaging systems are now being used to protect food products from microbial contamination due to the growing demand for preservative-free products with prolonged shelf lives. This is anticipated to expand the use of essential oils to promote quality and safety. 
  • Essential oils are expected to be in high demand for pharmaceutical and medical applications due to several health benefits. The demand for essential oils witnessed a significantly increasing trend, owing to the benefits they possess, such as eliminating harmful bacteria, relieving muscle spasms, relieving flatulence, disinfecting and soothing inflamed skin, especially when resulting from a venomous, itchy bug bite, promoting speedy healing of irritated and scarred skin, and relieve muscle tension when used during a massage. 
  • In hair care, essential oils are known to be an anti-septic that effectively eliminates lice, nits, and dandruff when rubbed into the scalp.
Essential Oil Market - Import of Essential Oils (In thousand USD), United Kingdom, 2017-2021

Europe Hold the Significant Market Share

  • Europe accounts for the largest share of the global market. Organizations like the European Federation of Essential Oils (EFEO) have had a good impact on the market for essential oils by defending the interests of stakeholders, which will aid in the entry of new companies. However, increased consumer awareness of hygiene and health has helped the market. 
  • In developed regions, such as the United Kingdom, the stress levels among people increased in recent years, owing to the fast-paced lifestyle, thus, increasing the growth of the essential oil market. Additionally, due to the rising disposable income of consumers, especially in developing regions, consumers are willing to spend a premium amount on natural, healthy, and nutritional products. 
  • In addition, the number of recreational and lifestyle users in the European region has constantly increased in recent years, further increasing the demand for essential oils in the spa, relaxation, and aromatherapy industries. Furthermore, the region has seen an increase in the demand for energy and health drinks in recent years, which has resulted in an increase in the use of essential oils in beverages.
Essential Oil Market Size (%), By Region, Global 2021

Essential Oil Industry Overview

The global market for essential oil is fragmented, owing to the presence of large regional and domestic players in different countries. Emphasis is given to the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies, along with new product development, as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Some major players include Fakhry & Co. Lebermuth, Inc. Herbal Family, KATO Flavors & Fragrances (KFF), Robertet, Biolandes, Sydney Essential Oils Co. Pty Ltd, Young Living Essential Oils, Farotti SRL, Food Base Kft, and Givaudan SA.

Essential Oil Market Leaders

  1. KATO Flavors & Fragrances (KFF)

  2. Herbal Family

  3. Food Base Kft

  4. Robertet Group

  5. Biolandes SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Essential Oil Market Concentration
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Essential Oil Market News

  • October 2022: doTERRA announced the launch of new natural and sustainably sourced essential oils. The newly launched essential oils include eucalyptus essential oil and guaiac wood essential oil.
  • September 2022: Robertette launched a brand-new online sales platform for essential oil. The platform offers a wide range of essential oils, vegetal oils, and floral waters, with absolute CO2 extracts and more planned for launch in the not-too-distant future.
  • April 2022: Phoenix Flavors and Fragrances, a leading developer and compounder of high-performance flavors and fragrances, announced the acquisition of Innovative Fragrances Inc., an Atlanta-based developer and compounder of fragrance compounds serving a diverse set of end markets including home fragrance, personal care, candles, and other air fresheners. The acquisition of IFI aligns with the Company's vision of creating a market-leading developer of high-performance flavors and fragrances, supported by a strong team of perfumers and regulatory experts to meet customer-specific requirements and needs.

Essential Oil Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION ( Market Size by Value- USD Millions)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Orange Oil

      2. 5.1.2 Cornmint Oil

      3. 5.1.3 Spearmint Oil

      4. 5.1.4 Cedarwood Oil

      5. 5.1.5 Lemon Oil

      6. 5.1.6 Eucalyptus Oil

      7. 5.1.7 Lemongrass Oil

      8. 5.1.8 Clove Oil

      9. 5.1.9 Citronella Oil

      10. 5.1.10 Other Types of Oil

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Aromatherapy

      4. 5.2.4 Perfumery

      5. 5.2.5 Personal Care & Cosmetics

      6. 5.2.6 Home Care Products

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 Germany

        3. 5.3.2.3 Spain

        4. 5.3.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.2.5 France

        6. 5.3.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 Australia

        4. 5.3.3.4 India

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia- Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Key Strategies Adopted

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 KATO Flavors & Fragrances (KFF)

      2. 6.3.2 Herbal Family

      3. 6.3.3 Robertet

      4. 6.3.4 Food Base Kft

      5. 6.3.5 Biolandes

      6. 6.3.6 A. Fakhry & Co.

      7. 6.3.7 Lebermuth, Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Givaudan SA

      9. 6.3.9 Sydney Essentials

      10. 6.3.10 Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils, LLC

      11. 6.3.11 Doterra Holdings, LLC

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. DISCLAIMER

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Essential Oil Industry Segmentation

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that maintain the original flavor and aroma of the source and are produced by mechanical pressing or distillation.

The essential oil market is segmented by type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into orange oil, corn mint oil, spearmint oil, cedarwood oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil, citronella oil, and other types of oil. Based on application, the market is segmented into food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, aromatherapy, perfumery, personal care & cosmetics, home care products, and other applications. Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East and Africa.

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (in USD Million).

Product Type
Orange Oil
Cornmint Oil
Spearmint Oil
Cedarwood Oil
Lemon Oil
Eucalyptus Oil
Lemongrass Oil
Clove Oil
Citronella Oil
Other Types of Oil
Application
Food and Beverages
Pharmaceuticals
Aromatherapy
Perfumery
Personal Care & Cosmetics
Home Care Products
Other Applications
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
Spain
Italy
France
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
Australia
India
Rest of Asia- Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Essential Oil Market Research FAQs

The Essential Oil Market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

KATO Flavors & Fragrances (KFF), Herbal Family, Food Base Kft, Robertet Group and Biolandes SA are the major companies operating in the Essential Oil Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Essential Oil Market.

The report covers the Essential Oil Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Essential Oil Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Aromatherapy Oil Industry Report

The global essential oils market is experiencing robust growth, this surge is driven by increasing demand for natural and organic products across food, beauty, personal care, and aromatherapy sectors, alongside growing awareness of the health benefits of essential oils. North America is at the forefront, fueled by a preference for healthy lifestyles and ingredient transparency. Innovations like 3D printing for product customization and a shift towards eco-friendly practices are notable, although challenges such as potential side effects and competition from synthetic substitutes persist. Emerging markets like China and India present significant opportunities due to economic growth and rising demand. Lavender and orange oils are among the most popular segments, celebrated for their health benefits. Statistics for the Essential Oils market share, size, and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Essential Oil analysis includes a market forecast outlook and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Essential Oils Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)