Essential Oils Market (By Product: Acorus Calamus, Ajowan, Basil, Black pepper, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Others; By Application: Food & Beverages, Medical, Spa & Relaxation, Cleaning & Home, By Sales Channel, Direct Selling, Online Sales, Others; By Method of Extraction: Distillation, Carbon dioxide extraction, Cold press extraction, Solvent extraction, Other; By Type: Singles, Blends) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 – 2030


The global essential oils market size was valued at US$ 19.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit US$ 34.6 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 7.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Essential Oils Market Size, Report 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

One of the key factors driving the growth of global essential oils market is growing applications of essential oils in various end use industries. The growing trend of using organic and natural products is paving way for the expansion of global essential oils market. The shift in consumer preference and taste is providing lucrative opportunities for expansion of worldwide essential oils market over the forecast period.

The rising usage of essential oils in pharmaceuticals is driving the demand for essential oils on a large scale in global market. The rising prevalence of certain ailments is resulting into the surge in demand for essential oils in healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Aromatherapy, commonly known as essential oils is a therapeutic and aesthetic treatment that uses essential oils. The essential oils can help to enhance mind, body, and emotional and physical wellness.

The other factors driving the growth of global essential oils market is growing research and development activities. The major market players are continuously investing in such activities for introduction of new products in the global market. The government are also assisting market players for manufacturing products which are environmentally friendly in nature. Thus, this factor is boosting the demand for essential oils in the market.

The regions such as Asia-Pacific and Europe have large number of essential oil manufacturers. These market players are concentrating their efforts on improving their manufacturing technology in order to reduce resource consumption and increase productivity. The market players are also concentrating their efforts on increasing profitability by streamlining the value chain and restructuring the business process. The market players conduct feasibility studies to cultivate crops that have never been produced in the field before in order to gain novel raw materials for the development of new products in the global essential oils market.

Report Scope of the Essential Oils Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size by 2030 USD 34.6 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 7.2%

Europe Market Share in 2021 50%
Spa and Relaxation Segment Market Share in 2021 47%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Application, Sales Channel, Type, Method of Extraction, Geography
Companies Mentioned Takasago International Corporation, Flavex Naturextrakte GmbH, Firmenich SA, Synthite Industries Ltd., ROBERTET GROUP, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Norex Flavours Private Limited, BMV Fragrances Pvt. Ltd., MOKSHA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS, Ultra International

 

Product Insights

The orange oil segment dominated the essential oils market in 2021. The orange oil is an essential oil derived from the rind of the citrus sinensis fruit. The orange oil is a by product of the evaporation of orange juice. The rising living standards and disposable income are likely to boost global sales of orange oil.

The lemon oil segment is predicted to hit fastest growth rate from 2022 to 2030. Lemon oil is an essential oil that is well known for its energizing, zesty aroma. During the projected period, demand for natural food flavors such as lemon essential oil is expected to rise in emerging nations such as India and China. This factor is driving the growth of the segment.

Application Insights

The spa and relaxation segment accounted market share of around 47% in 2021. The essential oils are primarily used to lubricate the skin and reduce friction during massage. This aids in giving the skin surface a smooth glide and easy workability. Some of the additional benefits include moisturizing the skin and functioning as a base or carrier oil used in aromatherapy. All these factors are driving demand for essential oils in spas and relaxation centers.

The food and beverage segment is projected to develop strong growth during the forecast period. Several essential oils contain antibacterial and antioxidant characteristics that help to keep bacteria at bay in the kitchen. They operate as natural preservatives in the food industry, progressively replacing dangerous synthetic preservatives in the food industry, progressively replacing dangerous synthetic preservatives. Cooking with plant extracts such as cinnamon, oregano, clove oil, and thyme inhibits the growth of fungi and yeasts, extending the life of food.

Sales Channel Insights

The direct selling segment dominated the essential oils market in 2021 with revenue share of 45%. In a non-retail setting, direct selling entails selling things directly to customers. Instead, sales take place from home, at work, on the internet, or at other non-store venues. The direct selling eliminates various product distribution intermediaries, including regional distribution centers and wholesalers. These factors are boosting the growth of the segment.

Essential Oils Market Share, By Sales Channel, 2021 (%)

The online sales segment is expected to witness strong growth over the forecast period. The online sales channel or e-commerce platform is gaining momentum in global market. The reason being rise in adoption of smart phones and internet penetration. In addition, the benefits such as discounts and free home delivery are supporting the growth of sales of essential oils through online sales channel or e-commerce platform.

Region Insights

Europe region accounted 50% market share in 2021. The growth of essential oils market in Europe region is being driven by existence of companies in the region. In addition, growing awareness about the advantages provided by essential oils is also driving the growth of Europe essential oils market. Moreover, the rising population is contributing towards the growth of Europe essential oils market.

Essential Oils Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Asia-Pacific, on the other hand, is expected to develop at the fastest rate during the forecast period. India and China dominate the essential oils market in Asia-Pacific region. The expansion of essential oils market in Asia-Pacific region is attributed to the wide availability of raw materials as well as low cost of labor. In addition, the large number of consumers is also supporting the expansion of essential oils market in the region.

Key Developments

  • Following a Reverse Morris Trust transaction in February 2020, IFF finalized the previously declared merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business. IFF would be the name of the amalgamated company.
  • Robertet, a natural ingredient manufacturer, released encapsulated powdered essential oil in June 2019. This novel method transports aetheroleum oils into powders with increased absorption using the prebiotic insulin as a carrier. This is a novel technique that allows the nutraceutical business to use the product.
  • Givaudan took over Myrissi in February 2021. Givaudan’s long run Fragrance & Beauty strategy would be enabled by the acquisition of Myrissi; Myrissi’s artificial intelligence competence would aid Givaudan in providing new organoleptic methods to consumers.
  • Firmenich acquired Les Derives Resiniques et Terpeniques, a world leader in the creation and delivery and naturally derived ingredients, in May 2020. Firmenich would benefit from this acquisition by becoming major player in renewable ingredients for perfumery and other applications.

Some of the prominent players in the global essential oils market include:

  • Takasago International Corporation
  • Flavex Naturextrakte GmbH
  • Firmenich SA
  • Synthite Industries Ltd.
  • ROBERTET GROUP
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
  • Norex Flavours Private Limited
  • BMV Fragrances Pvt. Ltd.
  • MOKSHA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS
  • Ultra International

Segments Covered in the Report

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By Product

  • Acorus Calamus
  • Ajowan
  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Carrot Seed
  • Cassia
  • Cedarwood
  • Celery
  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella
  • Clove
  • Cornmint
  • Cumin Seed
  • Curry Leaf
  • Cypriol
  • Davana
  • Dill Seed
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Holy Basil
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Mace
  • Mustard
  • Neem
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Pepper Mint
  • DMO
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Turmeric
  • Vetiver
  • Ciz-3 Hexanol
  • Tea Tree
  • Others 

By Application

  • Medical
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Nutraceuticals
  • Food & Beverages
    • Bakery
    • Confectionery
    • Dairy
    • RTE meals
    • Beverages
    • Meat, Poultry & Seafood
    • Snacks & Nutritional Bars
  • Spa & Relaxation
    • Aromatherapy
    • Massage Oil
    • Personal Care
  • Cleaning & Home
    • Kitchen Cleaners
    • Floor Cleaners
    • Bathroom Cleaner
    • Fabric Care

By Sales Channel

  • Direct Selling
  • Online Sales
  • Others

By Method of Extraction

  • Distillation
  • Carbon dioxide extraction
  • Cold press extraction
  • Solvent extraction
  • Other extraction methods (resin tapping and maceration)

By Type

  • Singles
  • Blends

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of essential oils market?
The global essential oils market size was reached at US$ 19.7 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to rake around US$ 34.6 billion by 2030.
The global essential oils market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the essential oils market are Takasago International Corporation, Flavex Naturextrakte GmbH, Firmenich SA, Synthite Industries Ltd., ROBERTET GROUP, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Norex Flavours Private Limited, BMV Fragrances Pvt. Ltd., MOKSHA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS, and Ultra International.
The government is aiding market participants in developing ecologically friendly products is contributing towards the growth of global essential oils market.
Europe region accounted 50% market share in 2021 and will lead its dominance in the near future.

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