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Essential oils are natural, 100% pure oils extracted by distillation or another method from various sources such as aromatic substances produced in the flowers, buds, leaves, peel, bark, roots, or seeds of plants.  Essential oils produced from aromatic plants have been used since the ancient times in ceremony, religious observances, beauty care, food preparation and preservation, as incense, and for perfumes. Aromatic plants have also been the basis for herbal and botanical medicines and remedies for thousands of years. In fact, they’re the root of today’s pharmaceuticals. Around 3500 years ago, ancient Egypt was believed as the birthplace of essential oils or ‘aromatherapy’ as we know it today.  Ancient Egyptians cultivated plants for their oils and used them for medicinal purposes, beauty care, spiritual enhancement, and in literally all aspects of their daily life.

Historical records have shown that several regions in Indonesia, such as Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatera – particularly Aceh, and Maluku have exported various essential oils to foreign countries since the middle ages.  Hundreds of types of aromatic plants grow very well in the country, including patchouli, cloves, nutmeg, cananga, citronella, lemongrass, vetiver and sandalwood. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, a natural remedy to cure psychological stress and poor physical conditions, and are also used as food flavorings to be added to beverages, confectionery and other processed foods, and as cosmetic fragrances for perfume products or toiletries.

Growing consumer awareness regarding health benefits associated with natural and organic personal care products and glowing popularity of aromatherapy in recent years have resulted in increasing demand for essential oils in the international market.   Grand View Research, Inc. predicted that the global essential oils market will reach USD 11.67 billion by 2022. Growing use of essential oil in the preparation of natural flavors and fragrances as well as traditional medicine is also expected to fuel the market growth.

Considering so many and broad aspects deal with essential oils, the second International Conference of Essential Oil Indonesia (2nd ICEO) is the leading interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the field of Essential Oils. The conference will bring together prominent academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  1. Basic and applied research on aromatic plants
    • Genetic resource, breeding, conservation, propagation, cultivation, physiology, phytopathology, and plant protection
    • Agriculture practices of aromatics plants
    • Mechanization and postharvest processing
    • Biodiversity, botany and ethnobotany
    • Ecological, taxonomical, biological, biochemical, chemical, technological and economical aspects of aromatic plants
    • Herbal and traditional medicines from aromatic plants
    • Standardization of herbal and traditional medicines
  1. Essential Oils Processing and Product Quality
    • Drying, storage, quality assurance of raw materials
    • New approaches at improving the recovery of essential oils
    • New approaches of extracting essential oils
    • Issues on traditional extraction methodologies
    • Non-traditional methods of extraction of essential oils
    • Scale-up and industrial scale processing of essential oils
    • Analysis methods of essential oils
    • Biological variability of essential oils
    • Standardization and quality of essential oil products
    • Stability of essential oils during storage
  1. Applications and uses of essential oils
    • Adulteration
    • Value added to essential oils
    • Traditional and modern healing and medicines
    • Utilization and Biological activities of essential oils
    • Aromatherapy, Phytoteraphy and Phytochemistry
    • Perfumery and cosmetics
    • Cleaning and degreasing
    • Disinfection (antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal)
    • Condiments and food preservation
    • Green pesticides, repellent, attractants, and other applications and uses
    • nanotechnology of essential oils and natural volatiles
  1. Social, Economics, and Legislation issues of essential oils
    • Regulatory aspects, toxicology of essential oils and their compounds
    • Domestic and international supply chain of essential oils and their products
    • Sourcing and trade of essential oils
    • Current and future trends of trade and market of essential oils and their products
    • Sustainable aromatic plants farming system and community development
    • Business and marketing of essential oils
    • Connection of essential oils crop growers and economics