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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.


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

Conference Information

Our 9th Biennial International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness expo will be HYBRID / VIRTUAL AND *IN-PERSON. 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.  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.

*as long as travel and gathering restrictions are lifted

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!

Planning to attend in-person? Reserve your room now at AIA's discounted rate by clicking here:



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QUESTIONS? NEED HELP?  Email us at [email protected].

Already committed to being a sponsor or exhibitor? You can now click here to register online!

Visit AROMATHERAPYCONFERENCE.COM for more information. 

Aromatherapy Hot Topics: From Self-Care to Clinical Trials

With Keynote Speaker: Rhiannon Lewis

Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) 2021 International Conference & Wellness Expo

Pre-Conference workshops: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Welcome Reception & Poster Presentations w/ Q&A: Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:30pm -  7:30pm

Conference: Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hotel special group rate:

• The Westin Chicago North Shore for 139 USD per night

Last Day to Reserve Your Hotel Room*: August 23, 2021

*Limited number of rooms available


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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 March 2021 Monthly Live Webinar

March 17, 2021  7:30pm-8:30pm MST

Please note that this program will be held live during the lunch hour and replayed during the normal time for our webinars due to our speaker being International

Fusion Aromatherapy™ for Oral Care with Madeleine Kerkhof, RNret, CA, AED, MT, ACS

In many clinical settings, patients may suffer from health care problems in the oral cavity. More often than not, various problems occur simultaneously. This can vary from dryness, pain and an unpleasant odour from the mouth to extensive candidiasis or other infection. Mouth problems can greatly reduce the quality of life, both in a physical and psychological sense as well as in a social sense. The effects are still underestimated and so far there are little answers in standard nursing care. The overall condition of patients may deteriorate and mouth problems can even be the cause of death. In social life, eating and drinking is an important part of our social interaction, which is hampered by mouth problems. There are also psychological consequences such as despondency and feelings of shame and inadequacy. Causes can include not eating or drinking, breathing with open mouth, dehydration, infection and psychological factors such as anxiety or depression. These are not necessarily connected to any primary disease or dental issue, but there can be a side effect of disease or treatment. Sometimes, a combination of factors is involved. In this webinar expert educator on complementary nursing Madeleine Kerkhof discusses several essential oils, CO2 extracts and base substances that, both in research as well as in patient experiences, have shown extremely beneficial effects on oral health issues.

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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 - February 2021

February 2021

Dear Members, 

I hope your winter is going well. Northern Maryland has been snowier than usual, and very beautiful.

GREAT NEWS - 2021 AIA International Conference HOT TOPICS - Aromatherapy from Self Care to Clinical is now offered in-person or virtual! If Illinois can’t gather ‘in person’ September 16 - 20th we will be totally virtual. Our great line up of speakers starts with Rhiannon Lewis as our KeyNote.  Pre-conference workshops include Madeleine Kerkhof and Marco Valussi on September 16th.  The previous Early Early Bird rate has been extended until July 31, 2021 to help offset the cost to attendees who have been impacted by COVID. We encourage you to register now to ensure your spot whether virtual or in-person.  Visit  

Call for 2021 Posters Presentation Proposals - a poster presentation is an excellent way to share your work and receive feedback from your peers and colleagues. Additional information may be found at  

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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