Essential Oil Use In The Western World
Aromatherapy began to spread westward during the 16th and 17th centuries and by the end of the 19th century; essential oil use was being studied for its healing properties by scientists conducting experiments.
The French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse came up with the term “Aromatherapy” while researching the antiseptic properties of essential oils and his book “Aromatherapy” influenced medical practices in France.
Today, essential oil use and aromatherapy are significant parts of holistic medicine and are considered to be a complementary or alternative form of medicine.
According To A Report By Grandview Research… (U.S. Essential Oil Market Analysis By Product (Frankincense, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Citronella), By Application (Flavors, Fragrances, Aromatherapy), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 – 2024)
- The U.S. essential oil market size was valued at $3.36 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at a rate of 9% from 2016 to 2024.
- “Around 200 different types of essential oils are consumed all over the world annually”
- The numerous health benefits of essential oils are expected to trigger demand in pharmaceutical and medical applications.
- “Rising demand for aromatic cleaning agents and bio-based personal care products is expected to stimulate demand for home care and personal care products.”