The European Federation of Essential Oils aims to represent producers and traders of essential oils and related products within Europe. It protects and promotes their interest and acts in defence of these products at relevant national, European and international level.
EFEO is a non-profit organisation which has become a highly esteemed counterpart in the supply chain, for all topics relating to trade, production and use of natural Essential Oils.
By attending conferences worldwide, holding meetings, presentations, workshops, webinars and conference calls, informing and updating its members on the various current and upcoming key issues, EFEO truly gives them the support needed to stay on top of the regulatory challenges our industry is faced with.
Our bi-monthly newsletters keep the membership informed about the industry and regulatory developments.
EFEO initiated relationships and working groups with all the associations directly or indirectly concerned with Essential Oils and is a part of the “Global 5” (G5), which gathers the heads of the 5 globally acting organisations dealing with naturals in the flavour and fragrance industry: EFEO, IFEAT, IFRA, IOFI, and RIFM. The G5 acts as a think-tank in order to set priorities for our sector and to avoid overlapping work, and acts as a catalyst to ensure that the different associations or working groups recognize the priorities.
EFEO is a reliable partner in discussions with the European Parliament and Commission as well as ECHA and national authorities for all questions relating to Essential Oils, whether allergens, REACH, CLP, CITES, CSS, etc
Our federation groups more than 200 companies in Europe through its founding national associations and more than 80 direct individual member companies from all industry levels, both within the EU and overseas.