global player

Cedarome built its excellent reputation as a producer and worldwide supplier of essential oils by sourcing the finest raw materials, building trained and skilled teams of specialists, and constantly investing in its secured facilities and Research & Development; all the while meeting the ever-changing demands of the different industries it serves. Our certifications and compliance are testimony to this effect. We are proud of our strong ties to our customers and our partner-producers. Working in synergy we attain our common goals. Today Cedarome is not only the most important business of its kind in Canada, and an increasingly important global player.

HISTORYFrom visionary to leader

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Cedarome Canada Inc. was founded in 1984 by our President, Pierre Trahan, a visionary driven by innovation. He started his career in the field of essential oils in his early twenties at Bush Boake Allen (now part of IFF) working part time in the purchasing department while studying law. His entrepreneurial character, however, lead him quickly thereafter to found an essential oil company.
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In the beginning, the company operating out of the President’s grandmother’s garage sold only one product: cedar leaf oil. In fact, the company’s name, Cedarome, originates from the combination of the words Cedar and Aroma. The following year, other essential oils including citrus oils, were added to its offering and the company moved its operations to a conventional industrial unit. Fuelled by a passion for essential oils and constant investment in R&D, the company has been growing steadily ever since. Today, the company is the most important business of its kind in Canada and a major player on the global essential oil market.
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Very early on in its history, Cedarome invested in its own production capabilities. Cedarome purchased its first blending tank and distillation unit in 1985. By the 90s, Cedarome had operations in many locations including extraction facilities in the heart of the Canadian forest. Today production capabilities have greatly expanded and include more than a dozen high capacity distillation units and numerous blending tanks of all sizes, including many large enough to receive and hold, full tanker loads.
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Essential partner

To this day, our President believes growth is best attained through alliances. From its inception, Cedarome has favoured a partnership approach with customers and producers, and works diligently to maintain these privileged relationships long-term. Whether it be with customers or producers, the President’s values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Generosity always transpire.

Our certifications & compliance

PEP (Partenaires en protection – Secteur privé et Agence des services frontaliers du Canada)
C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
Logo Safe Quality Food
Logo Pro-Cert Organic
REACH (Enregistrement, évaluation, et restriction des substances chimiques) de l’ECHA (Agence européenne des produits chimiques)
IFRA (International Fragrance Association)
Logo ADICQ_Association for development and Chemistry Innovation of Quebec
Canada's Kosher certifcate Logo
Halal certifcate Logo

Our specialized personnel

Mahdi Chaouchi, MSc
Mahdi Chaouchi, MSc

Heads the formulation team. Mahdi holds two Masters in Chemistry, one at Université Paris XI and a 2nd Master at École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.

Mario Ménard
Mario Ménard

Part of the original cast. Mario started on the floor and more than 30 years later, he is still rallying the troops.

Tadashi Shinmoto, BSc
Tadashi Shinmoto, BSc

Holds a degree in Chemical Engineering. A native of Peru, Tadashi is truly multilingual: fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Françoise Crabalona
Françoise Crabalona

A true French perfumer from Grasse. Françoise has been with Cedarome for over a decade helping us serve the fragrance industry.

Sébastien Leclerc, BSc | Chemist
Sébastien Leclerc, BSc

Sébastien leads the QC and R&D departments, and is charged with bringing to life the new state of the art R&D laboratories in 2019.

Mesmin Mekem, PhD | Chemist
Mesmin Mekem, PhD

Mesmin has a doctorate in Chemistry of Natural Substances from University of Hambourg in Germany.

Brigitte Vachon, BSc
Brigitte Vachon, BSc

With over 15 years’ experience in Quality Control, Brigitte oversees the QC laboratory.

George Wang, BBA
George Wang, BBA

Holds degrees in Administration and Logistics. George is one of the many employees at Cedarome that speak Mandarin, French and English.

Florentina Grigorescu, MSc | Chemist
Florentina Grigorescu, MSc

Holds a degree in Organic Chemistry. Florentina has been overseeing processes and advanced chemical analyses at Cedarome for over 20 years.

Contact us


21, rue Paul-Gauguin
Candiac Qc J5R 3X8