1 – Essential oils and COVID-19: Industry warns no sufficient evidence for efficacy amid sales surge
While the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak saw a surge in demand for essential oils with claims of antiviral and antibacterial effects, the industry has warned that there are no sufficient evidence of its efficacy against the virus.
Japanese OEM manufacturer of aromas and fragrances, Alfa-Point, said demand for its tea tree and eucalyptus-based essential oils were growing.
Ryuichi Sugawara, president of Alfa-Point, told CosmeticsDesign-Asia in April that sales of its essential oils grew more than 35% year-on-year.
“Since the situation of coronavirus has not yet returned to normal, there is a possibility that it [sales] will grow further in the future.”
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