The BCAOA has established for our members a stringent code of ethics and high standards in professionalism and education, and now offers on-going continuing education courses. Our members have completed comprehensive courses of study approved by the BCAOA Board of Directors, and continue to build upon this broad base regularly. The BCAOA also has the mandate of educating the public on the considerable benefits aromatherapy has to offer.

In June 2018, the BCAOA amalgamated with her sister association, the British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists (BCAPA) to create a larger, integrated community of professional aromatherapists with access to both continuing education events and Occupational Titles. We have many members, in BC and beyond, who work in various areas of aromatherapy, from owning retail stores and websites to manufacturing aromatherapy products, to running their own aromatherapy practices where they offer the public the professionalism, wealth of knowledge and education they have attained as a member of the BCAOA.

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Our Mission

  • To provide educational and professional standards and ethics for aromatherapy and essential oil therapy in British Columbia.
  • To publicly promote aromatherapy and essential oil therapy as a safe, effective professional therapy (in cooperation with other professionals).
  • To provide and support on going education.
  • To foster a sense of community and exchange among aromatherapists, Essential Oil Therapists — EOT®, health care practitioners and associations.
  • To encourage and promote research in the field of aromatherapy and essential oil therapy.


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Together we make all the difference

Our Fall 2018 CE Event!

We are thrilled to announce that we have scheduled the first BCAOA Continuing Education speaker for a one day event, this September 30th in Tsawwassen at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.

Our New Website!

We are happy to announce the launch of our new BCAOA website! This will be the source of all info to do with BCAOA, as well as our event registrations, information about the wider world of aromatherapy, and much more.