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

Click Here to donate online!

AIA May Webinar

May 19, 2021  6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT 

Frankincense Sustainability in the Modern World with Stephen Johnson, Director, FairSource Botanicals, LLC

Frankincense, the resin from Boswellia spp. trees, has been internationally traded for up to 5,000 years. Today, it is a key ingredient in perfumes, cosmetics, and aromatherapy, but even as its popularity rises, accurate, comprehensive information on the trees’ ecology and the resin supply chains remains elusive. We will talk about the unique ecology and chemistry of the different frankincense species, how the resin is harvested, and how the supply chains work. Finally, we’ll address sustainability concerns, what we do and don’t know about the trees’ conservation status, and how we as consumers and companies can work together with frankincense harvesting communities to ensure a healthy, vibrant future for the frankincense and everyone who works with them.


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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 - March 2021

Dear Members,

April 2021

Dear Members,

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well. I know we have been challenged in new ways and I am glad to report how AIA has been doing during this time.

Last month, as I was gathering information to write the AIA 2020 Annual report, I was struck by how much volunteer energy fuels the depth and breadth of our organization. It was impressive to see 81 volunteer positions currently held by our members, some members holding more than one volunteer position!  A huge thanks to all the people that make AIA the what it is today - the leading aromatherapy organization in the world. It’s all because of our great hardworking members. THANK YOU! You may read the annual report by clicking HERE. Please remember that even with all these great volunteers, we welcome even more. There is so much we want to do! Here is the link to our Volunteer Application.

2021 AIA Conference and Wellness Fair updates:

We have a call out for Poster Presentations for our 2021 AIA Conference and Wellness Fair.  Here is your chance to be part of research, case studies, and other aspects that influence the field of aromatherapy.  Find out more about Poster Presentations by clicking below:

You may also find the information to submit a proposal for your poster here:

Conference Sponsorships are still available:

Be part of this supportive group by helping with the overall conference cost, which keeps the registration prices reasonable for all to attend. Sign up today to be a Sponsor. If sponsorship is out of your comfort zone, please consider donating to our Silent Auction.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction go to support AIA members doing research in the field of Aromatherapy.  Contact Paula Begel at [email protected] for more information.

We have added more information to the 2021 AIA Conference and Wellness Fair Website. See the updates by clicking below:

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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