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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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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

January Webinar

January 19, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT 

Bringing sexy to time management: how to leverage every day for success with Melissa Holman

Melissa is a Certified Transformational Coach, Registered Aromatherapist, and the host of the Aromatic Chat Podcast.  She helps her clients overcome the overwhelm in their lives.  She is a master at time management as she spent the last 30 years raising 4 kids while homeschooling, volunteering as a Boy Scoutmaster, leading Scouting’s Premier leadership course-Wood Badge, serving on staff for Powder Horn- an outdoor leadership course, directing a homeschool co-op and youth bagpipe band, performing as the bass drummer for Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums and competing internationally, managing her home on a tight financial budget, volunteering for hospice, and still having time to quilt, bake, ride her motorcycle, produce, host, and edit her podcast, and train her service dogs.




Leadership Message December 2021

Dear Members,

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year! It is hard to believe the year is almost over and another new year is around the corner.

December 31st ends my second term as president. These four years have been productive years of growth including two biennial conferences. Our committees and board members have been very active bringing to each member many new benefits, opportunities and advantages to all levels of our membership.

To recap some of the great advances these years have brought:

  • We upgraded from teleseminars to webinars.
  • We added an AIA Feedback link in the members only section for your feedback to the Board of Directors
  • We added Find An Aromatherapist to our home page so anyone who stops by can find our great aromatherapists.
  • We made Find An Aromatherapist free to the professional members (it was already free for the APAIA members)
  • We made our Webinar playback free to members for one full year.
  • We have Regional/State webinars playbacks for free, so you need never miss a meeting
  • We changed our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits to Continuing Education credits (CE), which are much more versatile to use for credits for other professional organizations.
  • We added a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recognized teacher or provider, so you know when you take classes from these teachers you will receive AIA CE credits. NOTE: We will be updating this to Continuing Education (CE) Educator to match our our new designation from CPD to CE.
  • We added Zoom for Regional and state meetings for our reps.
  • The number of Reps has increased greatly - more states and countries with an AIA Reps.
  • The Reps have put together a support system - including handouts and videos, for new reps to understand their duties and resources for being a State Rep
  • Our monthly newsletter evolved into a high-quality quarterly Journal - Aromatics in Action, The Journal of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.



Inga Wieser, MS, MA, APAIA, MH

AIA President


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.

CLICK HERE to read the letter

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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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