| Growing health concerns and the search for natural ways of curbing diseases have given impetus to the practice of aromatherapy. Latest researches reveal that aromatherapy is fast gaining acceptance as a holistic therapy with healing benefits all across the globe. This form of alternative medication is not new; it traces its origin some five thousand years back. Aromatherapy since its inception has become internationally well recognized, as the science and art of using essential oils or volatile plant oils for both psychological and physical well being. It has been also found that about 34.4 percent of the worldwide population is resorting to aromatherapy for healing and curing their ailments. Globally, the essential oil industry accounts for a market share of US $ 400 million. China, Brazil, India, US, Mexico, Guatemala, Egypt and Indonesia are the chief manufacturing hubs of essential oils in the global market. In the last few years, the demand for various aromatherapy products like candles, essential oils, incense, diffusers, floral waxes, natural perfumes, creams, butters, air fresheners etc have gradually increased because of number of factors. The Western Europe, United States and Japan are the leading consumers of aromatherapy products in the world with a total consumption share of 78%.