The Institute Is The First In The World To Offer LIVE Streaming Aromatherapy Course Instruction.

The goal of the Institute is to close the gap in aromatherapy education.

Provide active support and mentoring throughout your learning journey. The Institute provides the keys to a solid aromatherapy foundation. We develop your ability to understand and reason through evidence-based information and modern scientific developments. While ensuring clarity and promoting accurate application.

"The art of healing comes from nature...therefore we must start from nature, with an open mind." ~Paracelsus

The Curriculum Recognizes Aromatherapy As A Powerful Branch Of Herbalism.

This program is designed to benefit anyone who seeks to use aromatic knowledge to improve the overall health and wellness of their family. It provides careful, detailed attention to the skills needed to make therapeutic preparations for overall wellness and recovery from illness. 

The curriculum is designed for emerging professionals with a desire to enter the field of Aromatherapy as a new career or business.

Receive careful direction in formulating organic cosmetics, designing safe body products that support wellness instead of harming the body, and contributing to an overall healthy lifestyle.

Learn to appropriately research therapeutic actions of essential oils, herbs, and hydrosols that support our immune system, reduce pain and inflammation, heal our skin, and ward off microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. All these vital aspects of knowledge combine to create a balanced foundation from which students can launch their own brand after graduation.

Our curriculum is designed for emerging professionals with a desire to enter the field of aromatherapy as a new career or business.

Our Certification Program Is NAHA Approved

The Aromatherapy Certification Program is approved by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). The first governing body to provide national education standards for ACP programs. Upon completion of the ACP program, you will qualify to sit for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam.  

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"I never teach my pupils, only provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~Albert Einstein

Meet the Founder

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The Institute of Holistic Phyto-Aromatherapy was founded by Anna Doxie, a Clinical Registered Aromatherapist (RA), Natural Cosmetic Formulator and Holistic Health Practitioner. Anna's introduction to holistic health was during her childhood. She grew up in a household where her mother chose methods such as herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as the first line of defense to keep her family healthy.

Anna was first introduced, to essential oils and aromatherapy 19 years ago, when she became a Licensed Massage Therapist. (LMT) Anna as well as her clients were able to experience the immediate therapeutic effects of aromatherapy, making a lasting impression.

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She then began using essential oils to create simple blends to keep her family of six children healthy and well. Anna was no longer satisfied with basic knowledge about essential oils. She wanted to know exactly how and why these remedies worked so effectively.

Anna's fascination and deep appreciation for essential oils quickly evolved into a passion. This inspired her to obtain her professional certification in the therapeutic use of essential oils. After completing her professional Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP), Anna continued to complete the Advanced Mastery Program (AMP), which focused in depth, on the chemistry of essential oils. She then sat for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam, becoming a Registered Aromatherapist. To expand her aromatic knowledge, she studied clinical aromatherapy, in Provence, France, with Rhiannon Lewis of Essential Oil Research. Anna has also attended the Circle H Institute, with Ann Harman to learn the art of alchemy and the distillation of aromatic plants. Continuing on with the art of perfumery with Jeanne Rose, the Grand Dame of Aromatherapy and Anya Mc Coy, at the National Perfumery Institute. In her quest to never stop learning, Anna studied advanced chemistry and clinical applications by attending Aromatic Medicine with Mark Webb from Australia and Gabriel Mojay from the UK, through the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy.

Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for NAHA as Director Coordinator and Director of the Southern California Region (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy). Anna's passion for sharing quality aromatherapy education, as well as her desire to create an accessible, mentor-based aromatherapy education, led to the founding of the Institute of Holistic Phyto-Aromatherapy.

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"I never teach my pupils, only provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~Albert Einstein

The Institute's Advisory Board
& Distinguished Guest Lecturers:

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Mark Webb BSc

Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 1984. He is an associate member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA), and a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).

Mark is the author of the acclaimed reference book, Bush Sense: Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds. It is the first book to catalog and explain the therapeutic benefits of the aromatic treasures of the ‘Great Southern Land’. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, Bush Sense answers all the questions asked when encountering Australian essential oils and aromatic compounds for the first time.

Mark also contributed a chapter on aromatherapy within An Introduction to Complementary Medicine – the first university-level, evidence-based textbook on complementary medicine, published in 2003.

Following the publication of Bush Sense in 2000, Mark went on to lecture for the next six years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney as well as the Technical and Further Education Institute of New South Wales. He has also lectured at the Health Arts College, Melbourne in Aromatic Medicine and Aromatherapy.

Mark regularly provides training and continuing education to those working within various branches of complementary medicine, including clinical aromatherapists, medical herbalists, and naturopaths in particular. He has presented lectures at conferences both nationally and internationally and has provided numerous articles for industry journals.

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Dr. Elizabeth Winter ND

Dr. Elizabeth Winter is a licensed naturopathic doctor offering personalized integrative and functional medicine in person in San Diego and for patients at a distance via Skype. Dr. Winter prioritizes understanding the goals of each patient and works with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan, combining the best of evidence-based natural and conventional medicine.

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Bruce Boynton MD

Bruce R. Boynton, MD, MPH, CA is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist who trained at Aromahead Institute and Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Dr. Boynton has had a distinguished career as a naval officer, clinician, researcher, educator and hospital administrator. He was formerly Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit – 3 in Cairo, Egypt and Commanding Officer of the USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship. He is currently Statewide Medical Director, Centurion Healthcare of New Mexico and Editor of The Journal of Health and Human Experience.

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Tracy Darling MD

Dr. Darling attended Purdue University, where she graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then earned her Medical Doctorate (MD) from Indiana University school of medicine, and went on to an internship in General Surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Through years of studies, Dr. Darling now uses all the modalities available to her; herbal treatments, vitamins, specialized diets, bio-identical hormones, the hCG Weight Release program, nutritional testing, and energy medicine'to help her patients heal and learn more about how to take control of their health. She dreams someday of everyone being able to become their own doctor. Until then, she's here to help those who are looking for a different path, a path to truly HOLISTIC health. Dr. Darling was trained by the American Board of Chelation Therapy, and attends numerous lectures and webinars to stay up to date on the latest natural health issues.

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Dr. Tim Miller ND

Timothy Miller ND, MAc, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice. Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere (the naturopathic medicine tenet of ‘Doctor as Teacher’) and loves to teach. He is a speaker, teacher, practitioner, and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.