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.

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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 SAVE THE DATE! AIA 2021 Annual Conference 9.16-19.21 Chicago, Illinois

Early Bird Discounted Registration coming this Fall!

Aromatherapy Hot Topics: From Self-Care to Clinical Trials

With Keynote Speaker: Rhiannon Lewis

September 16-19, 2021

The Westin Chicago River North Shore

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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.

July Webinar 

Cannabis 101 webinar “How to instantly enhance your aromatherapy recipes by formulating with Cannabis” with Colleen Quinn

July 15, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm MDT

Have you struggled with learning about the differences between Hemp and Marijuana not to mention learning the pharmacology behind these wonderful plants? Don’t worry because Colleen is here to provide you with a wealth of information that will help overcome any confusion over Cannabis and how to enhance your aromatherapy recipes with Cannabis.

In this webinar Colleen will walk you through the following:

  • How to confidently formulate with cannabis - incorporate cannabis materials into your aromatherapy recipes considering the power of terpenes.
  • Become an expert on PhytoPharmacology - Get your teeth into the chemical differences of cannabis' main cannabinoids and their therapeutic functions

Colleen Quinn is a celebrated clinical aromatherapist, cosmetic formulator and innovative entrepreneur award winner. Colleen Quinn’s goal is to inspire and empower you to become a confident plant enthusiast. She works with the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally to uncover the secrets to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine and she backs it up with evidence! Colleen pioneered the merging of aromatherapy and technology to create LabAroma, the multilingual plant chemistry-based formulation tool, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to create plant remedies with confidence. Colleen is committed to delivering functional therapeutic plant-based products and specializes in cannabis research, formulations and education.


 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.

Donate today to help bring them to light!

Click Here to learn more about the study

Click Here to donate online!

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) and Botanical Interests Seed Packet Collections (10 seed collections). 

Learn more.

Leadership Message - July 2020

Letter from the President - July 2020

Dear Members,

It is good to be back. My two months leave of absence was due to eye surgery and the required early recovery time. I am happy to report that the surgery was successful and now I am just waiting for my vision to return in my left eye. It will take six to twelve months. The rest of the board took over the extra work and did a marvelous job.

The print edition of our quarterly journal AIA Aromatics in Action came out last month to rave reviews. We are so proud of our editor Lisa Browder and the wonderful job she has done.  Make sure you take time to read it. If you did not get your copy, please contact the office at [email protected].

Two years ago, in an effort to encourage professional development and high standards we instituted the following: CPD (continuing professional Development) requirement IF you are a Professional member your annual renewal requires that you can, if requested, submit proof of 12 credits of CPDs. Make sure you have taken the classes and have proof before renewing your application. AIA makes it easy in providing a webinar each month for a CPD credit. If you miss an AIA webinar, you can always go back and watch any webinar free for one year. To receive a CPD credit, just write a 100 word summary and submit it to the education committee at [email protected]. Other classes are available through many sources. It does not have to be credits from AIA. 

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Inga Wieser, MS, MA, MH, APAIA

AIA President

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