We are an independent family business that has grown over time through four generations, each driven by the same passion: an enthusiasm for natural products and a taste for excellence.

This approach means that we can form a link between agriculture and nature-based industries, by mastering the way plants are transformed into essential oils.

The lavender flower trade in the Haute Provence region of France goes back to the 15th century. Bontoux began its venture back in 1898, distilling essential oils in Saint-Auban-sur-L’Ouvèze in the Drôme Provençale region.

Now boasting over 120 years of experience in producing essential oils and natural extracts, the Bontoux group has developed extensive expertise in natural products and is recognised as a key player in aromatic raw materials.

Our aim is to pursue this approach and strive to become the future leading name in natural ingredients.”

Rémy Bontoux

Having produced essential oils in Haute Provence since 1898, we are now renowned as an international supplier of natural aromatic ingredients and essential oils.

Our worldwide presence and our expertise in the fields of agriculture and specialist processes mean we can produce and provide over 200 types of essential oils and natural extracts.


80Employees (Bontoux SAS)185worldwide

95%International Sales5%France Sales

40%Perfumery35%Flavourings25%Cosmetics / Aromatherapy

Surface area of the French production site

Sales subsidiaries.

Production sites.

of tons of raw materials extracted per year


Constantly passing on our expertise, and constantly innovating!
To perpetuate this business that makes us so proud.
A business that is enshrined in the future and the landscape where we were born and raised.

Robert Bontoux
Third Generation

Our values

A passion for natural products

Our passion for natural products has been the common thread running through each of the four generations that have been at the helm of our family business. From botanics to the link that connects the earth with people, from olfactory memory to our knowledge and expertise, we continue to this day to work with our employees in exploring and revealing the very essence of nature.


Our company has always focused on the long term; through our family business structure that guarantees our independence, our approach that emphasises respect for the natural cycle, and our history that is based on special relationships with our partners. We continue with this commitment to this day, ensuring that our strategy revolves around sustainable development as well as passing down skills and expertise through the generations.

Respecting the land and humanity

Outstanding essential oils come from exceptional soils. Bontoux has spent over 120 years building direct relationships with producers all over the world, constantly striving to preserve and care for the amazing diversity and richness of plant species. Our aim is to preserve the balance between nature and humanity.

Expertise and Quality

We have taken our inherited expertise from our history going back a hundred years, together with our stringent quality standards, and combined them with cutting-edge industrial equipment so that we can provide you with high quality and unusual products. Innovative research projects that bring together producers with scientific communities along with the use of new technologies help ensure our expertise continues to expand.


Our marketing and distribution sites are spread around the globe. If you are looking for scents to inspire you, our teams are here to help!

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We design our products with unconditional respect for the natural rythm
of the seasons, resources, flora and fauna.

Our key values


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21 Progress Street
EDISON, New Jersey 08820


T. +1 908 755 4800

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21 Progress Street
EDISON, New Jersey 08820

T. +1 908 444 7022


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BONTOUX Ocean Indien Export (B.O.I Export)

Lot 275 MC Mandrosoa Ivato

BONTOUX Naturals Pvt. Ltd

304, Advent Atria, Chincholi Bunder Road, Malad (W), MUMBAI 400064


T. +91 22 288 92104

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Quartier Aguzon
Lieu dit Le Clot


T. +33(0)4 75 28 64 64
F. +33.(0)

BONTOUX, Aromatics Trading (SZ) Co., Ltd.

Room 1309, Block A, Golden Central Tower,

No.3037 Jintian Road, Futian District, 518048,



T. +86 755 8355 6903

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BONTOUX Asia Pacific Ltd.

Flat, 901, 9/F, Blk A, New Mandarin Plaza 14

Science Museum Road, TST East, Kln, HONG KONG


T. +85 223 011 592

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BONTOUX Australia Pty. Ltd.

Unit 25, 2-4 Picrite Close PEMULWUY NSW 2145


T. +61 (0) 2 9896 3333

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BONTOUX Production Murcia Spain

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