The #1 Resource for Professional Aromatherapists

Welcome to the Alliance of International Aromatherapists!  AIA is dedicated to the education of aromatherapists, healthcare professionals and the public in all aspects of aromatherapy. We’re a diverse network of professionals who collectively strive to advance the profession of aromatherapy and to serve the public.

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Our 9th Biennial International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness expo will be HYBRID / VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON (as long as travel and gathering restrictions are lifted)

The focus of the conference will be hot topics in the aromatherapy community. Topics include blending, distillation, aromatherapy with specialist groups and conditions, publishing, chemistry, self-care, formulation, application, research, marketing, and others. 

  • In-Person will be held at the Westin-Chicago North Shore Hotel September 16-19, 2021.
    Events will be available both virtually and in-person.
  • The opening reception is Thursday, September 16th, early evening.
  • Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 16, 2021.
  • Welcome Reception & Poster Presentations w/ Q&A: Thursday, September 16
  • Conference: Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19, 2021 


EARLY-Early Bird pricing has been extended until July 31st to assist those impacted by COVID. Don't hesitate to register as these dates will not change and early bird prices will! Click below.

Planning to attend in-person? Reserve your room now at AIA's discounted rate now. *Limited number of rooms available Click below.

Interested in being a sponsor or vendor? Don’t miss the opportunity of being showcased internationally. Already committed to being a sponsor or exhibitor? Click below.

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or Click below.

Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) 2021 International Conference & Wellness Expo is pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker:

Her talk titled “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Foundations of the Aromatherapy Foxtrot” is sure to be enlightening!

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Find An Aromatherapist

Find an Aromatherapist is a listing of AIA members who have chosen to advertise their services on our web site. If you are interested in booking an aromatherapist in your area or you want to learn more about aromatherapy you are invited to use this directory.

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A Letter from AIA Regarding Consumer Hand Rub Formulations During Covid-19

As of April 15, 2020, the FDA has released a temporary policy and provided guidance1,2 regarding consumer hand rub formulations during the Covid-19 emergency. Formulated products are required to meet certain criteria. 

A letter from the AIA regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), we know that the spread of the

Coronavirus has everyone worried. Each day the news and internet bring new information about the virus and steps to take to help mitigate its spread. We are sure you are all very aware of the immediate impact that the escalating spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has placed upon communities both locally and globally. We understand that these are uncertain times—we share your concern for loved ones and for what might happen next.

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Aromatherapy Intangibles Study

Blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the “intangible” benefits of aromatherapy on human health.

The Alliance of International Aromatherapists is pleased to be a sponsor for the “Intangibles” study being done by the Franklin Health Research Foundation (FHRF) on those therapeutic effects of essential oils that you haven’t been able to quite put your finger on—until now.

Please join us in furthering the advance of essential oil science by donating today. We have committed to $25,000. We can’t raise it without you. Together, we can help the FHRF to verify some of the therapeutic effects of essential oils that have hitherto been unquantifiable.

With the psychological measurement tools that have been developed, mood states related to essential oil effects such as grounding, invigorating, calming, or uplifting, can be measured and analyzed to confirm their validity.

Donate today to help bring them to light!

Franklin Health Research Foundation, Aromatherapy Intangibles Study (With the AIA), for updates and more information visit

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AIA June Webinar

June 16, 2021 6:30pm-7:30pm MDT

Essential Oil Safety with Animals with Paula Warner

Tea Tree Concerns; Working in Animal Aromatherapy; Case Studies; Flower Essence

Introducing Animal Aromatherapy and the role of an Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner by providing examples from case studies. Offering safety tips, procedures, and other alternatives (thinking outside the box) that will help in positive results. Concluding with educational resources to further training in animal aromatherapy.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Practice essential oil safety with animals
  • The difference between working with humans vs animals with aromatherapy
  • Educational resources to further training in animal aromatherapy


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AIA Seeks to Help Artisan Distillers of Essential Oils with a Support Program

AIA is raising money for the artisan distillers of essential oil with a support program. The funds from this program will be used to support small essential oil producers by providing funding for them to exhibit at our conferences and to raise awareness for their work. Select from Mary Lake Thompson Tea Towels (16 botanical designs). 

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Leadership Message - June 2021

June 2021

Dear Members,

Summer is here. Where I am, we are overloaded with the 17- year cicadas or Brood X. They are covering the grass, brushes, trees, sidewalks, cars and houses. I see they are covering 15 states. Do you have cicadas where you live?

Nominations Closing Soon
Are you enjoying all the benefits of AIA? Do you want to see AIA continue to grow and expand? Are you ready to make a difference in the field of aromatherapy? If so, then it is time to submit your nomination for a board position. Each year half of the AIA Board of Directors is up for election. Two executive board positions, which include the president and secretary this year and three at large board positions. You must be a professional level member or higher to run for an AIA Board position, there is 1 Director position open for an associate member. Additionally, To to run for president, you must have fulfilled two years (a full-term) on the board. We need you and you need us; a professional organization advancing the field of aromatherapy globally! Fill out a nomination form by clicking HERE. Hurry because nominations close on July 15, 2021.

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Inga Wieser, MS, MA, APAIA, MH


The Benefits of Membership

By becoming a member of AIA, you have access to special research resources, networking opportunities locally and around the world with other aromatherapists, continuing aromatherapy education opportunities and biennial international aromatherapy conferences. 


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Find An Aromatherapist

Find an Aromatherapist is a listing of AIA members who have chosen to advertise their services on our web site. If you are interested in booking an aromatherapist in your area or you want to learn more about aromatherapy you are invited to use this directory.


Find An Aromatherapist