North America Aromatherapy Market Research Report: By Product (Consumables, Equipment), Mode of Delivery (Topical Application, Aerial Diffusion, Direct Inhalation), Application (Relaxation, Skin and Hair Care, Pain Management, Cold and Cough, Insomnia, Scar Management), Distribution Channel (Direct, Indirect), End User (Beauty Spas, Homes and Offices, Hospitals and Clinics) - Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030

  • Published: November 2020
  • Report Code: LS11660
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Pages: 220

Market Overview

The North American aromatherapy market was valued at $763.7 million in 2019, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during 2020–2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing disposable income, growing consumer preference toward natural products, rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases, and surging occurrence of skin diseases.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown scenario, manufacturing companies have faced several challenges in regards to manufacturing and export­–import activities, which ultimately hampered the growth of market in North America till second quarter of 2020. Uplifting of lockdowns and reopening of manufacturing plants and businesses are expecting to recover the market in the coming time.

North America Aromatherapy Market

Consumables Category Is Expected to Witness Faster Growth During the Forecast Period

The consumables category is expected to progress at higher growth rate in the North American aromatherapy market during the forecast period, on the basis of product. This can be ascribed to the repeated use of the consumables in the market, due to the diverse benefits of essential oils, such as healing property, immunity booster, therapeutic effect, and stress reliever.

Topical Application Held the Largest Share in 2019

The topical application category dominated the aromatherapy market in North America in 2019, based on mode of delivery. This is primarily due to the increasing preference for topical application of aromatherapy for skin-related problems. Essential oils can be diluted in a cream or carrier oil and can be directly applied as required to the concerned area of the body, which, in turn, increases their demand in topical application. Additionally, this application can be used for the treatment of various conditions, such as arthritis, back pain, detoxification, and wound healing.

Relaxation is the Fastest-Growing Category in the Industry

Relaxation has appeared as the prime category among all applications in the industry, due to the fact that numerous people are being reported with stress-related problems, depression, and anxiety. According to the American Institute of Stress, the U.S. is among the countries having the largest share of stressed population in the world. Around half of the total population of the country suffer from stress daily. Stress is growing at a much higher rate, which has led the aromatherapy market to offer several relaxation and anti-stress products.

Indirect Distribution Channel Holding Larger Share in the Market

The indirect distribution channel dominates the market. This is due to the variety of products are being sold to customers via retail stores, as they prefer having a smell test before buying any products.

Beauty Spas Held the Largest Share in 2019

The beauty spas category was the largest end user in the market in 2019. Beauty spas tend to create a relaxing atmosphere for their clients, for which aromatherapy is widely used. The number of spas in the U.S. has increased in recent years.

U.S. – Larger Shareholder in the Market

The U.S. is expected to lead the North American aromatherapy market throughout the forecast period. This can be attributed to the high disposable income, due to which people are able to spend more on their health and wellbeing. For instance, in 2016, Commonwealth Fund stated that the healthcare expenditure in the U.S. reached 17.8% of its gross domestic product (GDP), while other high-income countries had an average of 11.5%.

Growing Use of Aromatherapy At Home is a Key Trend Observed in the Industry

The aromatherapy essential oils due to their several benefits have emerged as a natural solution for treating various health conditions. Also, the demand for these essential oils for home use has increased, as visiting a spa or beauty clinic is costlier than purchasing essential oils. People are more comfortable to use these oils at home according to their schedule. Privacy concern of consumers has also shifted their preference toward the use of essential oils at home, as they are easy to apply and people call their therapists at home for an easy and relaxing therapy session.

North America Aromatherapy Market

Increasing Disposable Income

Increasing disposable income is playing a pivotal role in the growth of the aromatherapy market in North America. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there has been an increase in the personal disposable income of the U.S. population. It increased from $11,394 billion in 2006 to $15,928.7 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach $24,174.5 billion by 2026. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the annual growth rate (household disposable income) in Canada increased from 2.05% in 2009 to 3.47% in 2017. Thus, with the increase in household disposable income, the demand for essential oils and diffusers is expected to rise in coming years.

Growing Consumer Preference Toward Natural Products

A large number of people are switching toward aromatherapy from pharmaceutical therapies. This is mainly due to inefficiency of some pharmaceutical drugs to cross the blood–brain barrier to relieve patient from pain. For instance, rosemary oil can cure cold, cough, and headache, if inhaled, and can also be applied topically for skin and hair care. Thus, benefits offered by natural products in treating various health conditions has changed consumer’s preference from synthetic products to more natural products, which, in turn, is contributing to the growth of the market in North America.

North America Aromatherapy Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Historical Years 2014-2019
Forecast Years 2020-2030
Base Year (2019) Market Size $763.7 million
Forecast Period (2020-2030) CAGR 7.6%
Report Coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Country Breakdown, Impact of COVID-19, Companies’ Strategical Developments, Product Benchmarking, Company Profiling
Market Size by Segments By Product, By Mode of Delivery, By Application, By Distribution, By Channel, By End User, By Country
Market Size of Geographies U.S. and Canada
Secondary Sources and References (Partial List) American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, International Federation of Aromatherapists, International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades, International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization


Market Players Are Introducing New Products to Gain Competitive Edge

The North American aromatherapy market is fragmented in nature with presence of market players, such as dōTERRA International LLC, Young Living Essential Oils, Mountain Rose Herbs, Edens Garden, and Plant Therapy Essential Oils.

In recent years, the players in the aromatherapy industry have launched multiple products in order to stay ahead of their competitors. For instance:

  • In April 2019, Plant Therapy Essential Oils announced the launch of Pup & Pony essential oil blends to be used particularly to minimize stress amongst dogs and horses. These essential oils tend to soothe and relax these animals.
  • In April 2018, Edens Garden launched a collection of natural bar soaps purely made from essential oils. The soaps are generally used in cleansing, purifying, and for daily body and facial wash. The soap collection mainly includes aromas from exfoliating charcoal, grounding earth & wood, sensuous lavender magnolia, invigorating lemongrass, and energizing peppermint.

Some of the Key Players in the North American Aromatherapy Market include:

  • Plant Therapy Essential Oils
  • Organic Aromas
  • Frontier Co-op (Aura Cacia)
  • Edens Garden
  • Mountain Rose Herbs
  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • dōTERRA International LLC
  • NOW Health Group Inc.
  • W.S. Badger Company
  • HoMedics USA LLC
  • Rocky Mountain Oils LLC
  • Lionel Hitchen Limited

Market Size Breakdown by Segment

The report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2014–2030.

Based on Product

  • Consumables
    • Essential oils
      • Singles
        • Floral
          • Lavender
          • Ylang yang
          • Rose
          • Neroli
          • Yarrow
        • Citrus
          • Lemon
          • Bergamot
          • Orange
          • Grapefruit
          • Others
        • Herbaceous
          • Chamomile
          • Clary sage
          • Lemongrass
        • Camphoraceous
          • Eucalyptus
          • Rosemary
          • Tea tree
        • Mint
          • Peppermint
          • Spearmint
          • Cornmint
          • Others
        • Earthy
          • Patchouli
          • Valerian
          • Vetiver
        • Spicy
          • Ginger
          • Clove
          • Black pepper
        • Woody
          • Sandalwood
          • Cedarwood
          • Cinnamon
          • Rosewood
      • Blends
    • Carrier oils
  • Equipment
    • Ultrasonic diffuser
    • Nebulizing diffuser
    • Evaporative diffuser
    • Heat diffuser

Based on Mode of Delivery

  • Topical Application
  • Aerial Diffusion   
  • Direct Inhalation

Based on Application

  • Relaxation
  • Skin and Hair Care
  • Pain Management
  • Cold and Cough
  • Insomnia
  • Scar Management

Based on Distribution Channel

  • Direct
  • Indirect
    • Retail
    • E-commerce
    • Hypermarket/supermarket
    • Business-to-business (B2B)

Based on End User

  • Beauty Spas
  • Homes and Offices
  • Hospitals and Clinics

Geographical Analysis

  • U.S.
  • Canada
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