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Aromatherapy Market: Essential Oils Will Continue to Rule Consumer Preferences Owing to Their Therapeutic Benefits: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Aromatherapy Market: Essential Oils Will Continue to Rule Consumer Preferences Owing to Their Therapeutic Benefits: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Consumables segment anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period

The consumables segment is anticipated to witness significant growth in the next decade attributed to the high efficiency and therapeutic grade of essential oils when inhaled directly or applied topically. The segment dominated the global aromatherapy market in revenue terms in 2015 and the growing trend of essential oils adoption in topical applications is projected to continue throughout the forecast period. The consumables segment accounted for more than 80% value share in 2015 and is likely to continue its growth through 2026, reaching a value of over US$ 4,000 Mn by the end of 2026. Consumables is projected to remain the dominant segment with a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. This segment is estimated to create absolute $ opportunity of more than US$ 250 Mn in 2017 over 2016.

The popularity of essential oils is creating robust development in the consumables segment of the global aromatherapy market

There are various factors driving the growth of the consumables segment in the global aromatherapy market. For instance, a large pool of the patient population opting for essential oils and carrier oils for aromatherapy massages is expected to boost the growth of the consumables segment during the forecast period. Increasing sales of essential oils for home usage is a major factor responsible for boosting the revenue of the consumables segment in the global aromatherapy market over the forecast period. Preference for topical application and direct inhalation of essential oils is another factor contributing to the revenue growth of the consumables segment over the forecast period. Many essential oils have their therapeutic properties of boosting the immune system, combating cold, allergies and breathing disorders, promoting sound sleep and relaxing ambience at home. These qualities of essential oils are boosting the growth of the consumables segment.

Risks associated with an excessive use of essential oils is likely to impact the growth of the consumables segment

Stringent approval for new essential oils is posing noteworthy difficulties to market development as manufacturers need to specify the indication for which the essential oil can been used. For instance, manufacturers have to mention whether the particular essential oil falls under therapeutic grade or cosmetic grade. Furthermore, some essential oils have restricted applications. These are limiting the development of the consumables segment of the global aromatherapy market. Lack of proper guidelines and misclassification of essential oils is likely to limit the growth of the consumables segment in developing regions. For example, Cineole essential oil can cause symptoms of poisoning if administered above the recommended dose for an extended duration. Its overdose symptoms include epigastric burning, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscular weakness, rapid heartbeat, and a feeling of suffocation. Such risks associated with essential oils may hamper the growth of the consumables segment.

Consumables segment is anticipated to be the most lucrative segment in the Western Europe aromatherapy market during the period of assessment

The consumables segment is expected to be the most attractive segment in the North America aromatherapy market over the forecast period. U.S. is the largest market for consumables, especially essential oils. The segment is witnessing the introduction of new oils, which are imported from various countries to cater to the increasing demand for essential oils across the North America region. New products are frequently being launched by leading domestic players, which makes the consumables segment more competitive in North America. An increasing awareness of the benefits of different essential oils is driving the growth of the consumables segment in the Latin America region. There is a rise in demand for wellness products and therapies in Western Europe owing to increasing disposable income and this is driving the demand for consumables in the region. The APEJ region is likely to witness an interesting trend that is creating a positive impact on the consumables segment of the global aromatherapy market. An increasing number of women in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia are more inclined to buy essential oils for their home usage and this factor is expected to boost the growth of the consumables segment in the APEJ aromatherapy market.


1.Executive Summary
2.Assumptions and Acronyms
3.Research Methodology
4.Aromatherapy Market Overview
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1.Aromatherapy Market Definition
4.1.2.Aromatherapy Market Taxonomy
4.1.3.Aromatherapy Market Product Type Overview
4.1.4.Overview
4.2. Aromatherapy Market Dynamics
4.2.1.Drivers
4.2.2.Restraints
4.2.3.Opportunity
4.2.4.Trends
4.2.5.Value Chain
4.2.6.Key marketing strategies
5.Global Aromatherapy Market Forecast
5.1. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast
5.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections
5.1.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2. Global Aromatherapy Market Snapshot (2015)
5.2.1.Market Share, By Region
5.2.2.Market Share, By Product Type
5.2.3.Market Share, By Mode of Delivery
5.2.4.Market Share, By Application
6.Global Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast, By product Type
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
6.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Product Type
6.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Product Type
6.2.1.Consumables
6.2.1.1. Essential Oils
6.2.1.1.1. Floral
6.2.1.1.2. Citrus
6.2.1.1.3. Herbaceous
6.2.1.1.4. Spicy
6.2.1.1.5. Woodsy
6.2.1.1.6. Earthy
6.2.1.1.7. Camphorous
6.2.1.1.8. Others
6.2.1.2. Blended Oils
6.2.1.3. Carrier Oils
6.2.2.Equipment (Diffusers)
6.2.2.1. Nebulizing Diffuser
6.2.2.2. Ultrasonic Diffuser
6.2.2.3. Evaporative Diffuser
6.2.2.4. Heat Diffuser
6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
7.Global Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast, By Mode of Delivery
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Mode of Delivery
7.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Mode of Delivery
7.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Mode of Delivery
7.2.1.Topical Application
7.2.2.Direct Inhalation
7.2.3.Aerial Diffusion
7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Mode of Delivery
8.Global Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
8.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Application
8.2. Market Size (US$ Mn)Forecast By Application
8.2.1.Relaxation
8.2.2.Insomnia
8.2.3.Pain Management
8.2.4.Scar Management
8.2.5.Skin & Hair Care
8.2.6.Cold & Cough
8.2.7.Others
8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
9.Global Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Region
9.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Region
9.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast By Region
9.2.1.North America
9.2.2.Latin America
9.2.3.Western Europe
9.2.4.Eastern Europe
9.2.5.Asia Pacific Excl. Japan (APEJ)
9.2.6.Japan
9.2.7.Middle East and Africa (MEA)
9.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
10. North America Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast
10.1.Introduction
10.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
10.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
10.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Country
10.2.1.U.S.
10.2.2.Canada
10.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Product Type
10.3.1.Consumables
10.3.1.1.Essential Oils
10.3.1.1.1. Floral
10.3.1.1.2. Citrus
10.3.1.1.3. Herbaceous
10.3.1.1.4. Spicy
10.3.1.1.5. Woodsy
10.3.1.1.6. Earthy
10.3.1.1.7. Camphorous
10.3.1.1.8. Others
10.3.1.2.Blended Oils
10.3.1.3.Carrier Oils
10.3.2. Equipment (Diffusers)
10.3.2.1.Nebulizing Diffuser
10.3.2.2.Ultrasonic Diffuser
10.3.2.3.Evaporative Diffuser
10.3.2.4.Heat Diffuser
10.4.Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast B Mode of Delivery
10.4.1. Topical Application
10.4.2. Direct Inhalation
10.4.3. Aerial Diffusion
10.5.Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
10.5.1. Relaxation
10.5.2. Insomnia
10.5.3. Pain Management
10.5.4. Scar Management
10.5.5. Skin & Hair Care
10.5.6. Cold & Cough
10.5.7. Others
10.6.Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.6.1.By Country
10.6.2.By Product Type
10.6.3.By Mode of Delivery
10.6.4.By Application
10.7. Prominent Trends
10.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
11.Latin America Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
11.1.2.Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
11.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Country
11.2.1.Brazil
11.2.2.Mexico
11.2.3. Argentina
11.2.4.Rest of Latin America
11.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Product Type
11.3.1.Consumables
11.3.1.1.Essential Oils
11.3.1.1.1. Floral
11.3.1.1.2. Citrus
11.3.1.1.3. Herbaceous
11.3.1.1.4. Spicy
11.3.1.1.5. Woodsy
11.3.1.1.6. Earthy
11.3.1.1.7. Camphorous
11.3.1.1.8. Others
11.3.1.2.Blended Oils
11.3.1.3.Carrier Oils
11.3.2. Equipment (Diffusers)
11.3.2.1.Nebulizing Diffuser
11.3.2.2.Ultrasonic Diffuser
11.3.2.3.Evaporative Diffuser
11.3.2.4.Heat Diffuser
11.4.Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast B Mode of Delivery
11.4.1. Topical Application
11.4.2. Direct Inhalation
11.4.3. Aerial Diffusion
11.5.Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
11.5.1. Relaxation
11.5.2. Insomnia
11.5.3. Pain Management
11.5.4. Scar Management
11.5.5. Skin & Hair Care
11.5.6. Cold & Cough
11.5.7. Others
11.6.Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.6.1.By Country
11.6.2.By Product Type
11.6.3.By Mode of Delivery
11.6.4.By Application
11.7. Prominent Trends
11.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12.Western Europe Aromatherapy Market Analysis and Forecast
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1.Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
12.2.Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Country
12.2.1. Germany
12.2.2. France
12.2.3. Italy
12.2.4. Spain
12.2.5. U.K.
12.2.6.BENELUX
12.2.7.Rest of Western Europe
12.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Product Type
12.3.1.Consumables
12.3.1.1.Essential Oils
12.3.1.1.1. Floral
12.3.1.1.2. Citrus
12.3.1.1.3. Herbaceous
12.3.1.1.4. Spicy
12.3.1.1.5. Woodsy
12.3.1.1.6. Earthy
12.3.1.1.7. Camphorous
12.3.1.1.8. Others
12.3.1.2.Blended Oils

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