Maroma isn’t just our name. Or just our ingredient list. Maroma is a commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being Maroma is so important. We strive to live with compassion, kindness and empathy; to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of 6 billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to our global community


Paul Pinthon

Founder. CEO
“My goal is to make the biggest, positive change.”

Paul Pinthon, the founding CEO of Maroma, is French, and was trained in the field of pharmacy. With a few friends he seeded a micro-enterprise in 1976, and so the future Maroma began – with a natural incense range called Encens d’Auroville. As Paul describes it, “We were pioneers in the world of Auroville business, without any experience, but we had no fear of the present or the future, or our lack of money. We started the unit because we wanted to create a beautiful product.”

Laura Reddy

Founder. CEO

“I am committed to producing the highest quality products.”


In 1984, Laura Reddy, an American with training in Aromatherapy in France, joined Maroma. Working together with Paul, they re-cast Maroma into a successful manufacturer and exporter of a range of quality aromatic products made from natural botanical substances. “It was slow and hard work,” adds Laura, “but we both felt a very strong aspiration to make it come alive. Paul Pinthon and Laura Reddy have two things in common – a thirst for perfection and a creative impulse which they turn whole-heartedly towards success. This collaborative synergy in Maroma’s management has carried the fledgling unit that started modestly but with a dream, through a phase of dynamic growth and expansion.

The fine French art of composing perfectly balanced natural fragrances is evident in all Maroma’s products, and a refined dynamism which is the hallmark of this flourishing business enterprise today. The Maroma products also carry the multi-dimensionality of ancient India, the obvious French-American link, and what the CEOs are most proud of – the free spirit of Auroville.


In the late seventies, to bring in much needed finances to Auroville, several young pioneers launched what was then known as Encens d’Auroville, with a single line of incense packets of just twelve fragrances. Several years later, Paul Pinthon, one of the co-founders, was joined by his partner Laura Reddy. They then started building a company which would offer a total range of home fragrances with a recognizable brand image. Thus their first act was to change the company name to MAROMA, while retaining Encens d’Auroville as the flagship incense line. The name MAROMA, Ma-from Mother, Aroma-the fragrance, Om-the universal sound, and finally back again to Ma-mother. These words within a single name were meant to give a new impetus to this unit which aspires to make beautiful and fine quality products that have become emissaries of Auroville throughout the world. Today, Maroma offers a wide range of home fragrances and body care products : Perfumes, Soaps, Scrub Soaps, Shower Gels, Shampoos, Hair Conditioners, Hair Oils, Bath Salts, Body Lotions, Face Creams, Face Serums, Roll-Ons and more…

Home Fragrances: Incense, Candles, Sachets, Fragrance Mats, Potpourri, Essentials Oils, Reed Diffusers and more… 


We Care


Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to marginalized producers and workers.

Since its inception the motto of Maroma has been to put people before machines, hence
our work environment reflects this maxim. We are a member of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Forum India.

We follow the Fair Trade policy for all those involved with the company, taking care of the cleanliness and safety of the work space
to the well being of the workers. We have always run our business with consciousness and integrity to produce not only a beautiful
product, but to produce it in an environment conductive to creativity for all those involved in the company.


To run the business in a conscious manner, to take up the challenges as part of one’s personal growth through the work, and to give to Auroville from the profits it generates, is the very raison d’être of Maroma since its inception. Maroma is a leader in the business world as a company which does not belong to the Executives and Founders of the company but to the community. We have been the largest contributor to the economy of Auroville. Auroville is an international community dedicated to human unity and the advancement of society in a fair and non-sectarian fashion. The residents are involved in a wide range of projects including environmental regeneration research, organic farming, renewable energy, green construction, technology, handicrafts and small eco-friendly industries. To learn more about Auroville, please visit