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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.

Monthly Webinar February 19, 2020 6:30-7:30 pm MST

Aromatherapy in the Context of Holism: Presented by Amanda Lattin

by American College of Healthcare Sciences 

This presentation focuses on the importance of utilizing holism to guide the aromatherapist’s practitioner principles.

We will explore the value and measurable impacts of the pillars of holistic  health—restful sleep, relaxation, fresh air, clean water, sunlight, exercise, and  nutrition—as part of an aromatherapy supported lifestyle plan. We will also examine why  aromatherapy practice must account for the individual’s whole health and the vital  concepts of holism, homeostasis, and terrain (physical, mental, social, environmental,  and spiritual), which form the framework of this model.  


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!

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 - February 2020

Dear Members,

 I hope the winter (in this hemisphere) finds you staying warm and doing well.

 Our webinars have been going well. Tuesday, February 19, 2020, we had Amanda Lattin speaking on Aromatherapy in the Context of Holism.  She defined holism and the history of holism, then went on to explain how aromatherapy can be used in each of eight different areas on holism.  In January, Nyssa Hanger spoke on Marketing for Aromatherapists: How to Make a Living Sharing What You Love.  She shared ways to build a thriving business doing what you love best.  Next month, March 18, 2020, Dr. Shannon Becker, who was awarded our AIA research grant, will be sharing her research with us.  I am sure you will not want to miss her presentation.  

 We’ve partnered with the Franklin Health Research Foundation to raise support for their research study on the Intangibles of Essential Oil Use.  We are presently at 20% of our $25,000 commitment. Please consider donating to this valuable research project to help enlighten those we serve as practitioners. To donate, visit our website and open the “AIA Store” tab and then “Donate” or use this link to learn more:  An informative article about this research study can be found in our Spring Journal. It will be out in two weeks so keep your eyes open! 

Our reps community continues to grow as more and more member volunteers step up to become part of this network.  If you would like to consider working as a rep in your state, contact Denise Joswiak at [email protected].  All of our committees are growing thanks to the great member participation. We are grateful to our new volunteers for both the media and fundraising committees.  Both of these committees could still use a few more dedicated members.  It is impressive to me to see so many of you are involved in AIA.  An active membership makes a much better organization.  Thank you for taking an active role in AIA.  

 This past Tuesday, February 18, 2020, we held our first community-wide roundtable discussion. Our focus was the pros and cons of making the AIA clinical guidelines available in the member section of our website. A member raised a concern and we took it seriously.  It was so nice to see the active dialogue among our members as we looked at different aspects of having these guidelines so easily available; and if we should charge for them. You will hear more about the changes well will make as a result of our discussion in the future. If you have a concern, reach out to us at [email protected].  We always love to hear from you.  

 Our new office email is [email protected].  We have added another email for your feedback, which is [email protected].  This email is a place where you can provide feedback to AIA.  If you want to give feedback anonymously just state that in your email and your identity will be removed before it is sent to the Executive Committee for initial review.



Inga Wieser, MS, MA, MH, APAIA

AIA President


Monthly Webinar from November 20 - Watch the Recorded Video

A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Functional Group Theory with
Robert Tisserand, Marco Valussi, Tim Miller and Melani Kovac 

Each year the AIA offers one webinar that is open to members and non-members alike at no cost. This year we are pleased to present a discussion on the pros and cons of Functional Group Theory.  

Click Here to watch the video

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.


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