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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 


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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

Click Here to donate online!

August Webinar

August 18, 2021  6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT 

Harmonized Aromatherapy for Seasonal Wellness with Shanti Dechen

Shanti has worked in clinical settings and studied in various holistic healing modalities for the last forty years in the US, Canada, Germany, Thailand, and the Caribbean. This lifelong passion for natural healing led her to establish and direct Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy in 2002.

Shanti's extensive training includes many modalities of healing includes Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and Teacher, Herbology, Plant Medicine, Massage Therapy (including Deep Tissue), and other healing modalities well as Chi Nei Tsang: Visceral Rejuvenation, Bodymind Clearing, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, Asian Healing Arts, Applied Kinesiology, Polarity, Medical Qi Gong, Nutrition, Reflexology, Energy Medicine, Stress Management and Meditation.

Shanti is a Professional Level member with AIA and a Level 3-Certified Clinical Aromatherapist member with NAHA. She is also a Senior Instructor of Chi Nei Tsang through the Universal Healing Tao and is a board-certified massage therapist of good standing with NCBTMB (National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) Practitioner and Approved CE Provider and NAHA Regional Director of Colorado.

Seasonal wellness for the summer season: exploring herbs, flower essences, hydrosols, essential oils, carrier oils, aromatherapy blends, and natural healing modalities.



Leadership Message August 2021

Dear Members,

The summer is already wrapping up and kids are getting ready to return to school. I hope you had a great summer and were able to get out and do some fun things.

AIA Nominations are taking place right now. Do you want to get involved in AIA? Do you want to have an impact in the international aromatic community? Do you want to participate in leading one of the most influential professional aromatherapy organizations in the world? If you do, now is the time to get in your nomination for AIA Board member, Secretary or President. Each year half of our board is elected. This year we have three general board, secretary and president positions up for election. I have served the past six years on the board, two years in a general position and four years as president. These years of serving have changed me greatly: I have grown in my technology abilities, leadership, knowledge, and best of all in having access to some of the greatest minds in not only in aromatherapy, but the entire alterative and complimentary field of medicine. Friendships and intellectual stimulation have been the highlights for me. I assure you; you will gain much more serving on the AIA Board than you will give. Consider your possible place on the AIA Board of Directors. Get additional information here.

The AIA 2021 Conference and Wellness Expo is coming up next month! Are you signed up? Register SOON for another exceptional year of learning from some of the greatest minds in Aromatherapy! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! We have included content that will interest all levels of aromatherapy practice. So, if you are still in school or have years in the field, we have classes geared to help you develop yourself and your professional outreach. I look forward to meeting and seeing many of you in Chicago in September.



Inga Wieser, MS, MA, APAIA, MH

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