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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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 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 held at the Westin-Chicago North Shore Hotel September 17-19, 2021. Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 16, 2021. The focus of the conference will be on hot topics in the aromatherapy community.
Topics include blending, distillation, aromatherapy with specialist groups and conditions, publishing, chemistry, self-care, formulation, application, research, and marketing.
Back by popular demand, Morning Pulse sessions and Poster Presentations!
Early - Early Bird Registration is now open! 


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Aromatherapy Hot Topics: From Self-Care to Clinical Trials

With Keynote Speaker: Rhiannon Lewis

September 16-19, 2021

The Westin Chicago River North Shore

Chicago, Illinois, USA


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.

AIA January 2021 Monthly Webinar

January 20, 2021 6:30 MST

Aromatherapy for Pediatric Trauma Support with Cynthia Tamlyn

Now Available on the Member's Only Page!

In this webinar, Cynthia will be discussing Patterns and Paradox reactions to the use of aromatherapy and why it is important to integrate trauma research and neuroscientific studies to work with children who have experienced traumatic experiences

Cynthia is an aromatherapist and a clinical aromatherapy consultant. She is the only person to bridge the fields of neuroscience and trauma research with clinical aromatherapy to support children who’ve experienced trauma due to medically necessary interventions, domestic violence, foster care, and international adoption. She has published in AromaCulture Magazine and the Aromatics in Action Journal. She is an Aromahead Scholar’s and Teacher Training Program graduate. She has earned the designation Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider from PESI and completed the Intensive Trauma Treatment Course with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. Cynthia has worked with and within the holistic healthcare community for over 25 years. 

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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 - January 2021


Letter from the President - January 2021

Dear Members,

Welcome to 2021!  Happy New Year!  I hope you find 2021 a better year than 2020 and many of your dreams come true and your hard work is rewarded.

A big thank you to our outgoing board members. They all worked very diligently on your behalf within AIA. Paula Begel, our Vice President, did a tremendous job these past two years, including stepping up to the plate as acting president the last 3.5 months of last year, while I was on a leave of absence.  I personally am very thankful for Paula and the work she did.  Carol Scheidel our treasurer for the past four years was very influential in building a budget for AIA. We are extremely thankful for all of Carol’s work, bringing us up to date and ready for what lies ahead.  Denise Joswiak, director, built a new and vibrant group of state and regional representatives for AIA.  She initiated many upgrades for the Reps and expanded the reach of AIA through her hard work and dedication.  Director Venessa Levin, built a media committee from scratch.  Her dedicated outreach through Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram shared our work broadly. David Kropp, director, was influential in both the membership and nominations committees, as well as keeping exhibitors happy during the last conference.

Another big thank you goes to Lora Cantele, our Executive Director.  Lora will be pursuing a new career path as she has resigned.  We wish her well in her new endeavors.  Lora put in countless hours serving AIA in both the paid position as executive director and as a volunteer. She was Conference chair for several conferences. Her faithful service to AIA is well known.

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Inga Wieser, ND, MS, 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.


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