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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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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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October Webinar

October 20, 2021  6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT 

Emotional Detoxing with Lorrie Hargis, RA®

Lorrie Hargis has been practicing in the field of Natural Health for over 33 years – Aromatherapy, Iridology, Kinesiology and is a Certified Flower Essence Practitioner.
Lorrie spent 11 ½ years researching, developing and manufacturing organic, green, clean skin care products based on aromatherapy in the South of France. She developed over 120 skin care products certified organic by Ecocert.
Her mission is to teach, guide, and facilitate others to take responsibility for their own health and well-being through natural healing holistic modalities. Lorrie is also the founder of the Lorrie Hargis International School of Aromatherapy where she teaches and certifies her students to be safe and effective Aromatherapists. Emotional Healing is offered as track in the Level 3 Clinical Aromatherapy Program in her school and workshops to all levels. She lives in the South of France with her husband on an Organic farm.




Leadership Message September 2021

Hello AIA Members,

Apparently, the word for 2021 has been "Challenge". Of course, that has been true for AIA as well, with the conference being a BIG one. We dove in to learn a whole new world of technology to accommodate the largest number of people by making it hybrid.

The conference was a success thanks to our dedicated conference team and our wonderful skilled office manager, Carla Pearson. In addition to keeping our office running smoothly, she is also a professional conference planner. We are grateful for her dedication and hard work. Our conference committee deserves great credit for the long hours of planning and switching plans as world events changed. Our conference committee included Carol Scheidel co-chair, Jen Shepherd, Anita James, Marni Reven, Carla Pearson, David Kropp, and Ken Miller. In Chicago Mandy May-Fitzgerald and Meredith Cheshire joined to help the small in-person group run the conference. Please reach out and thank these wonderful individuals. We had a wide array of top-notch speakers who garnered much praise from our attendees.

CONGRATULATIONS to our awards winners at the conference!

Poster Awards

Best Research Poster - Essential Oils Effects on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy by Dawn Langley-Brady
Best Clinical Poster - Sars-Cov-2 Virus Activity by Hulya Dagotturen 
People Choice Best Poster - The Aromatic Research Quality Appraisal Taskforce by Bethany Unger & Marni Reven

Individual Awards

Founder’s Award - Colleen Thompson
President’s Award - Denise Joswiak
Outstanding Contributor to Aromatherapy Award - Joy Bowles



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