The official BCAOA Journal is an educational resource published by The British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy (BCAOA) and is currently released in electronic format. The Journal focuses on issues important to the Aromatherapy community and provides an interactive forum for information exchange. Published quarterly in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, it is distributed to our membership throughout and beyond B.C. All submissions are kindly requested by the submission deadline noted below. The journal is distributed to members approximately 3 weeks after submission deadlines.

Professional aromatherapists assess a client’s needs physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To address the client as a whole, treatment might go beyond the use of essential oils alone and could include herbs, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, supplements and advice on nutrition, exercise and techniques for relaxation and stress reduction, or spiritual guidance based on the practitioner’s training and expertise. When they believe it is necessary, a practitioner might also recommend a client seek complementary care from another provider or advice from an integrative practitioner.

Therefore, to support our community, the BCAOA Journal seeks to offer information and resources for the professional aromatherapist in varying areas of interest. Each quarterly issue contains current articles or research related to the field of aromatherapy; articles and information regarding related healing modalities such as herbalism, TCM, shamanism and others; articles on other aspects of aromatherapy, building and maintaining a business, industry news, and more; recipes for blends and products; book, seminar, workshop, course or product reviews; and event information, as well as additional tools and resources.

Please see our Agreement for more information.


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Article Submission Deadlines Ad Submissions Deadlines Publication Date
February 28, 2018 February 15, 2018 Spring/March, on or before the 15th
May 28, 2018 May 1, 2018 Summer/June, on or before the 15th
August 28, 2018 August 15, 2018 Fall/September, on or before the 15th
November 28, 2018 November 1, 2018 Winter/December, on or before the 15th