Comité interprofessionnel des huiles essentielles françaises

Created in 1997, CIHEF is a French interbranch organization, recognized both by the European Union and by the French Ministry of Agriculture. It represents the French Lavandin, Lavender and Clary sage essential oils sector, including farmers, cooperatives, distilleries as well as the companies, which purchase directly or to a farmer either to a cooperative (so called “first purchasing companies”). 

  • A Board of Directors, with balanced representation from plant and oil production, distillation and purchasing, oversees the CIHEF activities:
  • Market knowledge (volumes, consumption, etc.);
  • Supporting Research&Development projects;
  • Supporting regulatory compliance, including REACH;
  • Sustainability and environmental performance;
  • French essential oil promotion and marketing.


Key Products

  • Lavandin essential oil
  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Clary sage essential oil



Mrs Aurélie ANTONIOLI • President / Director / Manager

Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 87 38 09 – E-mail:

Mrs Charlotte BRINGER-GUERIN • Regulatory Affairs Manager

Mob: +33 (0)6 72 65 64 63 – E-mail:


Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 87 38 09

271 impasse Gustave Fenoul – 04100 Manosque – FRANCE

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.

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