Aromatherapy Associations

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (established in 1991) is the oldest and largest non-profit educational organization devoted to Aromatherapy in the United States. We are not affiliated with any business interest. We are primarily interested in promoting and using essential oils for health and healing purposes. We are a resource clearing house for ideas and information about aromatherapy. We publish a quarterly journal, NAHA Aromatherapy Journal, which includes articles by the world’s leading aromatherapists. Click the name link above to go to the site.


NAHA Administrative Office 
PO Box 27871 
Raleigh, NC 27611-7871 
Phone: (919) 917-7491 
Fax: (919) 594-1065 
Email: info@naha.org


Aromatherapy Registration Council (“ARC”)

The first National Examination in Aromatherapy was held on December 2, 2000 in testing centers across the USA and Canada. You can obtain information about the ARC and the ARC Aromatherapy Registration Examination.



The Alliance of International Aromatherapy

The AIA is a leading international aromatherapy organization making aromatherapy a readily accessible and respected holistic healing modality.



Aromatherapy Interests

United Aromatherapy Effort, Inc.

The United Aromatherapy Effort, Inc. is a non profit organization born out of the September 11th tragedy. The mission of the UAE is collection and distribution of aromatherapy products thru emergency response teams such as the Carolina Emergency Response Massage team (CERMT). During five deployments to New York (November to March, 2001) the UAE/CERMT Team distributed over $5000 worth of donated aromatherapy products and performed over 3000 chair massages in relief centers, councelling centers, and FDNY firehouses. Twenty two firehouses in Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn were adopted and set up with aromatherapy supplies through the Adopt-A-Station Program. Visit the site for complete info, pictures, and audio testimonials! UAE was re-activated summer 2004 after Florida was affected by four hurricanes, then Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the California Fires of 2007. In 2009 we began supplying the Military in Afghanistan through four Soldiers on the Ground who disseminated our products. NEWS: UAE receives US Flag from Camp Phoenix Afghanistan! Please visit the site and see pics and read about our ten year journey.


Aromatherapy Journals

Both associations mentioned above have e-journals and lots of online info.

The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (IJPHA)

A peer-reviewed professional journal dedicated to providing the professional holistic practitioner with useful information and resources to enhance their practice and expand their “toolbox.” The IJPHA is registered with the US Library of Congress. We welcome your and case studies for publication.

Aromatherapy Today

Australia’s International journal published quarterly and featuring all aspects of aromatherapy. The Editorial Board ensures each article is researched and referenced. Each issue profiles an individual essential oil, includes case studies, product info and international conference information.


These are the websites of some of the individuals who have completed, are in the process of completing coursework with, or other friends of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy.

AIA Student/Friends Websites

Upward Spiral Body Therapy and Education

Embody Your Potential 
Nyssa R. Hanger, BA, LMT, MA 
Specializing in Structural Energetic Therapy, located in Central Tampa 
Phone: (813) 431-6148 

Saundra’s Soaps & Natural Treasures

Retail Store *Now Open* 
5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Suite A, Silver Springs, FL 34488 (on the west side of the plaza, under the blue awning and various colored flags) 
Phone: (813) 236-2185. 
Hours: Wed – Sat, from 10:00 – 5:30pm.

Natures Gift Aromatherapy Products

Marge Clark offers superb wild crafted and organic essential oils sourced internationally, a wealth of information on their safe and effective use and a full range of aromatherapy accessories. 

Email: Marge@naturesgift.com

Ashi Therapy

Anthony Marco Azzaro, CA, Dipl, Ac 
Kelly Holland Azzaro, LMT 
P.O. Box 1858, Banner Elk, NC 28604 
Phone: (828) 898-5555 
Email: ashitherapy@skybest.com

Pure Plant Essentials

KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP 
Health Mastery Systems 
(541) 941-7315 
Sign-up for K.G. Stiles Health Mastery Ezine – the FREE bi-weekly publication dedicated to helping you create exceptional health and well-being.

Coach Gridley

Sue Gridley, Personal Life Guide Coaching in all areas, with a specialty in working with people with chronic illness and caregivers of people with chronic illness. Email: CoachDrGridley@aol.com



Other Resources


A great resource page on the many benefits of Aromatherapy (this is a great link found by a 9th grader in Raleigh NC – my home town!Thanks Amy)

Martin Watt’s, Aromatherapy publications and training services page provides a wealth of information about the aromatherapy trade, education, and safety issues.

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc offers a large selection of packaging great for a wide range of aromatherapy products including aromatherapy diffusers, glass and plastic bottles and jars and metal tins.

The RDT White Paper

© Barber, K., Gagnon-Warr, J., November 25, 2001, revised May 12, 2002

The following may be reproduced and distributed without the permission of the authors. This white paper is intended to educate the consumer of essential oils and practices which they may be exposed to in their explorations. While there is a sense that because it is “natural”, they are safe”, this paper is intended to give you information about a practice promoted within one company. In addition an informative expose on the owner of the company in question, Dr. Steven Barrett’s Quackwatch

The Fragrant Harvest: Exploring India’s Aromatic Traditions

Written by Christopher McMahon, it is a wealth of information, including journals exploring India’s ancient and modern fragrance industry, aromatherapy links, perfumery and essential oils, fragrant Indian flowers and rare and exotic botanicals. Check this site out!

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