Leadership Message

Letter from the President - May 2019

Dear Members,

I hope this spring is finding you exploring new avenues of aromatherapy and enjoying the warm weather.  

Our conference is shaping up with more exhibitors and sponsors signing up every day. If you are thinking of being an exhibitor, sign up soon as booth space is limited. Many thanks to our sponsors who make our conference possible. Are you interested in investing in aromatherapy? Become a sponsor and support AIA in leading the aromatherapy community.  

I know you will really enjoy this conference. If you haven’t registered, now is the time. Register here

The pre-conference workshops are filling up. Registration for Jane Buckle’s workshop has closed as the class is full. The workshop with Peter Holmes is very full, but registration is still open. The arboretum workshops with Jean Larson and Cat Pantaleo have been canceled due to low numbers. You should have received an email if you had signed up for either of these, offering you to switch to another workshop or get a refund. We have added another pre-conference workshop. Melani Kovac from Dropsmith will be presenting a workshop - Increasing Awareness of the Biochemistry of Essential Oils. Make sure to log back in if you are already registered, If you are interested in taking this workshop and are already registered for the conference, simply log in at www.aromatherapyconference.com with your email and confirmation number and add a workshop to the registration. If you have any questions about your registration, contact us at [email protected].

We are also launching a new campaign! Have you seen our new hashtag (#aromaticsinaction) attached to various facebook and twitter posts? We want to celebrate and share all the good things our members our doing in the aromatic community to advocate safe use and public education in aromatherapy. Have you ever picked up a copy of a free natural health magazine at your natural grocery store and read an erroneous article about aromatherapy?  What did you do?  Shake your head and carry on?  Perhaps you contacted the editor and provided sound and safe information and asked for a correction in the next issue. We WANT to hear about it. Did you provide a free lecture to a local support group?  Bravo! Let us know about it. Were you interviewed for a magazine article or television segment?  Kudos! Tell us about it so we can spotlight your good works!  We’ll do a shout out on our various social media outlets with the #aromaticsinaction to showcase just how our members are fostering safe effective use of aromatics!

You will also be receiving an email about submitting your nominee for the AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Consider your nominee carefully and provide as much information as you can on the survey. Your comments will be collated and shared on the final ballot. 

If you have any ideas to make AIA better, please let us know at [email protected].  


Inga Wieser, ND, MS, APAIA, MH
AIA President