We're here to support you in your pursuit of natural wellness by providing pure, sustainably sourced essential oils, natural aromatherapy products, and the resources you need to feel informed and confident.
Hear our co-owners Karen and Jenny describe Aromatics International in their own words.
Andrea Butje and Cindy Black co-founded the Aromahead Institute, an internationally-recognized aromatherapy school. Through the course of their teaching, they discovered a need for a trusted source of pure, high-quality essential oils to support students in their studies, lives, and work. They traveled the world to see how small-scale producers care for their plants and observe their methods for extracting the highest-quality essential oils. They went on to co-found Aromatics International to connect these traditional, small-scale distillers with students and customers who share their appreciation for high-quality essential oils.
Karen Williams first learned of Aromatics International during her extensive studies with Andrea at Aromahead Institute. She had worked as a registered nurse for more than 35 years and wanted to enrich her career by pursuing her passion for plant-based medicine and natural wellness. After years of study, she made a career transition to take on co-ownership of Aromatics International with her loving family. As our lead aromatherapist and product-sourcer, Karen keeps Andrea's original vision for Aromatics International alive. She and her family work with small distillers around the world to offer high-quality, sustainable, organic, and wildcrafted products and share their benefits with our ever-growing community.
We understand that the world of essential oils and natural wellness can feel overwhelming, especially to a beginner. In addition to providing the highest quality products, we're here to help you learn to use them safely, with comfort and confidence. Our connection to the Aromahead institute means that we have access to a wealth of resources that are based on the latest research and science. We've created learning guides to help you make informed decisions, whether you're an experienced aromatherapist, just getting started with essential oils, or somewhere in between.
When it comes to your wellness, trust is key. You need to know that the products you're using are safe, effective, and high-quality. To ensure purity and safety for our family, friends, and customers, we complete GC/MS tests for each essential oil we sell. GC/MS tests provide a precise breakdown of chemical components found within a substance, including their percentages. Third-party chemists interpret the test reports and validate the quality of our products before they are made available for sale. We share these batch-specific test reports and chemical family details on the essential oil pages of our website so that you can see the details for yourself.
We're deeply invested in protecting our planet. We work to support distillers who focus on sustainable practices through organic farming or wildcrafting with respect for natural cycles and future seasons. We also look for ways to reduce our own impact, using 99% sustainable packaging, recycled materials, and plant-based inks.
Do you have questions? We hope so! We love helping our customers learn about natural wellness. All of our staff members receive aromatherapy training so they can act as a true resource to answer nearly any question about our products and how to use them. We invite a conversation with you by including space for reviews and questions throughout our website. And we prioritize responding with the information you need when you take the time to share your feedback, ask a question, or pick up the phone
We're a family-owned and operated business with a growing team of people who share our dedication to support natural wellness for all.