25 Profitable Aromatherapy Business Ideas To Start In 2024

Updated: July 24th, 2023

If you are looking for aromatherapy business ideas to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a aromatherapy business, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a natural beauty product business

Natural beauty products include aloe vera, honey, or cocoa butter. They contain no chemical or synthetic elements.

The global natural skin care products market size was valued at $6.7 billion in 2021.

Thinking about launching a beauty product line? What’s holding you back? Check out our case studies below to see how others have done it!

How much you can make: $300 — $325,000/month

How long does it take to build: 227 days (?)

How A Mother Of Two Started A $5K/Month Skincare Business From Home

A mother-of-two started a $5k/month skincare business after experimenting with beeswax and honey to create luxurious all-natural products, growing her business to attain over $7,500 in sales per month via multiple sales streams, including $4,000 per month at markets.

About
Mel started Flowerdale Valley over 6 years ago
Revenue
Mel grew the business to $5K/month
Read by 23,353 founders

2. Start a CBD business

Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is becoming a household name, and its proponents believe this is for good reasons. Reports indicate that CBD treats several conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, and anxiety.

Market trend researchers indicate the CBD market will grow by a CAGR of 21.7 % over the next few years. Rising awareness of cannabidiol’s health benefits and its effectiveness in managing pain are some factors propelling the CBD industry’s growth.

Therefore, starting a CBD business in 2024 could be the best decision you are yet to agree to. Some high-potential CBD business ideas and opportunities include:

  • Become a CBD distributor.
  • Form CBD cooperatives.
  • Run a CBD podcast.
  • CBD marketer.
  • CBD blogger and reviewer.
  • Make and sell CBD bottles and containers.
  • Start a CBD subscription box service.
  • Start a CBD courier business.

How much you can make: $3,000 — $800,000/month

How long does it take to build: 105 days (?)

How Two College Roommates Started An Online CBD Business

In this case study, Evan breaks down:

  • Validation: Invited 50 people to try an early sample and interviewed them after
  • Early traction: Hit $20K/month after just 5 months
  • Financials: Big focus on profits, operating on a 63% margins

When a customer wants to meet you in a Safeway parking lot to get their product faster, you know you have something.

Read by 16,031 founders

3. Start a spa hotel business

4. Start an aromatherapy training school business

5. Start an aromatherapy business

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote physical and emotional well-being.

To start a business, purchase oils, create blends, and develop products.

Marketing strategies include creating a website, collaborating with local wellness centers, and participating in trade shows. Customer service is key to building trust and loyalty. With proper planning and marketing, it can be a successful venture.

How much you can make: $75,000/month

How long does it take to build: 730 days (?)

I Was Told I Could Never Work Again. Instead, I Started A $900K/Year Aromatherapy Business

Nature's Gift Aromatherapy is an essential oils business generating over one and a half million dollars a year with a loyal clientele, relying on their passion, knowledge, and quality products while planning to update their platform to reach out to younger and newer audiences.

About
Marge started Nature's Gift over 28 years ago
Revenue
Marge grew the business to $75K/month
Read by 5,794 founders

6. Start an essential oils extraction business

7. Start a day spa business

A luxury day spa offers skin and body care, hair removal, makeup, and other body pampering treatments.

Luxury day spas have boomed over the past few years, and the trend will not stop anytime soon. Millions of people worldwide schedule to visit a day spa where they can relax, feel pampered and unwind. If you love helping people relax, starting a luxury day spa can be a rewarding business. It is fun and profitable if you have a good business plan and find an excellent location for your spa.

How much you can make: $250,000 — $275,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How I Bootstrapped My Way To A $3M/Year Day Spa Business In New York City

ZZ Day Spa, founded by Gary Oberoi, went from $30,000 to $240,000 in monthly revenue within three years in New York as they aim to become the most customer-centric day spa in the world through hiring the right people and providing an unforgettable experience while mastering digital marketing to attract clients.

About
Gary started ZZ DAY SPA INC about 6 years ago
Revenue
Gary grew the business to $250K/month
Costs
It cost Gary $35000 to start the business
Read by 4,077 founders

8. Start a chiropractic clinic business

9. Start an essential oil plant farming business

How much you can make: $75,000/month

How long does it take to build: 730 days (?)

I Was Told I Could Never Work Again. Instead, I Started A $900K/Year Aromatherapy Business

Nature's Gift Aromatherapy is an essential oils business generating over one and a half million dollars a year with a loyal clientele, relying on their passion, knowledge, and quality products while planning to update their platform to reach out to younger and newer audiences.

About
Marge started Nature's Gift over 28 years ago
Revenue
Marge grew the business to $75K/month
Read by 5,794 founders

10. Start an essential oil export business

How much you can make: $29,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $4,970 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started a $348K/Year Natural Bath and Body Products Business

Thulisa Naturals founder, Anusha Moodley, shares the journey of building her natural bath and body product company, which boasts a 25% post-tax profit after generating $29k in monthly revenue and expanding into 123 retail stores across the US.

About
Anusha started Thulisa Naturals over 9993 years ago
Revenue
Anusha grew the business to $29K/month
Costs
It cost Anusha $4970 to start the business
Read by 3,923 founders

11. Start a nebulizer production business

12. Start an aromatherapy scents production business

Aromatherapy scents have been burnt for thousands of years for both religious and spiritual purposes. As more people realize the importance of aromatherapy scents, the demand for these spiritual scents has skyrocketed.

The health benefits of using aromatherapy scents are projected to drive global demand.

In that regard, starting an aromatherapy scents production business in 2024 is a great opportunity for building a lucrative business.

13. Start a naturopathy clinic business

14. Start a spa resort business

15. Start a spa retreat center

Spa retreat centers offer yoga, meditation, healing treatments, and counseling sessions to support the patient in finding balance and a sense of well-being. However, wellness retreat centers can be unique, so the same classes, workshops, and treatments can differ.

With the growing demand for wellness retreat services, starting your spa retreat center can be profitable. To start, identify the target market, and establish a facility. You can offer a mobile retreat service or equip a physical facility where you will serve the customers.

How much you can make: $275,000/month

How long does it take to build: 300 days (?)

How My Spa Makes $3.3M/Year Through A Robust Recurring Membership Model

Glosshouz is a full-service day spa that offers aesthetic and wellness services and has grown to over 1000 monthly members, earning $3,311,338 in revenue in 2022, and will soon be offering franchises.

About
Loni started Glosshouz almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Loni grew the business to $275K/month
Costs
It cost Loni $1132250 to start the business
Read by 1,728 founders

16. Start an essential oils business

Essential oils can be a lucrative business. However, you must invest in the necessary oil extraction tools and equipment. If you are interested in selling essential oils, you may consider a white-label actual oils business.

Under a white label agreement, your package and label essential oils by another company with your logo and brand name. To start an essential oils white label business, identify a reliable oil supplier and complete the customer application form. Then, place the minimum order, repackage the products, and resell.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $29,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,610 (?)

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

How I Created A $2K/Month Natural Oils Brand

RealDrop Natural Oil saw success in educating customers about organic and natural products to improve hair, skin, and overall health, with goals to expand their local reach in India and potentially Chicago, Illinois in the future.

About
Nabiulla started Real Drop Enterprises about 3 years ago
Revenue
Nabiulla grew the business to $2K/month
Costs
It cost Nabiulla $250 to start the business
Read by 4,628 founders

17. Start a natural carrier oils and butters selling business

How much you can make: $29,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $4,970 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started a $348K/Year Natural Bath and Body Products Business

Thulisa Naturals founder, Anusha Moodley, shares the journey of building her natural bath and body product company, which boasts a 25% post-tax profit after generating $29k in monthly revenue and expanding into 123 retail stores across the US.

About
Anusha started Thulisa Naturals over 9993 years ago
Revenue
Anusha grew the business to $29K/month
Costs
It cost Anusha $4970 to start the business
Read by 3,923 founders

18. Start a castor oil extraction business

19. Start an essential oil diffuser blends business

How much you can make: $29,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $4,970 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started a $348K/Year Natural Bath and Body Products Business

Thulisa Naturals founder, Anusha Moodley, shares the journey of building her natural bath and body product company, which boasts a 25% post-tax profit after generating $29k in monthly revenue and expanding into 123 retail stores across the US.

About
Anusha started Thulisa Naturals over 9993 years ago
Revenue
Anusha grew the business to $29K/month
Costs
It cost Anusha $4970 to start the business
Read by 3,923 founders

20. Start an osteopathy clinic business

21. Start an aroma lamps production business

22. Become a massage therapist

Massage is a growing industry, and as such, many business options exist for those who want to enter this field. The most typical form of massage therapist business is an independent operation. This can be either out of one's home or a massage studio rented on an hourly basis.

Building a successful massage therapy business is not as difficult as you might think. Massage therapists offer much-needed services to communities and clientele. If you are looking for a new career or want to increase your income while delivering an important service, then starting a new massage therapist business can be an excellent choice.

Turn your massage therapy practice into a successful business by applying core business skills that lead to success.

How much you can make: $3,500 — $275,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How I Make A Living Professionally Cuddling With People

Professional cuddler, Sam Varnerin, developed her successful one-to-one cuddle service, Snuggle with Sam, as a result of recognising the universal human need for connection and touch, which also led to her opening Sam’s Snuggle School, a course for aspiring professional cuddlers.

About
Samantha started Snuggle with Sam over 7 years ago
Revenue
Samantha grew the business to $8.8K/month
Read by 14,907 founders

23. Start an aromatherapy hair care products business

How much you can make: $583,333/month

How Monique Little Grew Her Natural Hair Accessory Brand into a Multimillion Dollar Company

You Go Natural, a thriving satin-lined hair product business, went from a mom's living room to an 8,000 sq. ft. production facility with around 30 staff, producing approximately 11,000 headwraps every month, and generating revenue of $2.2 million in 2020.

About
Monique started You Go Natural about 8 years ago
Revenue
Monique grew the business to $583K/month
Read by 285 founders

24. Start a CBD oil business

CBD oil is taking the world by storm. It's a natural, non-toxic, and highly effective way to manage everything from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. And it can be used in so many ways smoked, vaped, ingested, or applied topically.

Research shows that CBD, the non-psychoactive component in marijuana, has a host of health benefits and can help treat everything from anxiety to chronic pain to cancer. And with more states legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use, the market for CBD oil products is only going to continue growing.

How much you can make: $3,000 — $800,000/month

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

How I Started And Grew My CBD Oil Company To $3M ARR

CBD oil brand Populum grew from $650K to $1.4M in annual revenue in just one year, with monthly sales of $220K and an ARR of $3M, due to investing in high-quality, trustworthy hemp products and stellar customer service.

About
Gunhee started Populum over 7 years ago
Revenue
Gunhee grew the business to $220K/month
Read by 8,503 founders

25. Start a castor bean farming business

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