About the Aromahead Institute

About the Aromahead Institute


Aromahead Institute seeks to make the study and therapeutic use of essential oils widely accessible to casual learners and healing arts professionals around the globe through our state-of-the art online study programs. Our evidence based curriculum approach incorporates both intensive science and practical hands-on instruction to support individuals and professionals alike in studying and sharing the many benefits of Aromatherapy.


Founded in 1998, Aromahead Institute enjoys an extensive international network of graduates – and many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers and businesses in Aromatherapy and the Healing Arts. 

Andrea Butje, LMT, Clinical Aromatherapist – and recipient of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Lifetime Achievement Award for her notable career contributions as an educator, entrepreneur and author – serves as the Institute’s director and lead instructor.

Before forming the Aromahead Institute, Andrea co-founded the acclaimed Finger Lakes School of Massage and the popular Aromatherapy retail supplier Aromatics International.

As a consultant to importers of high-quality essential oils, Andrea has traveled the world building relationships with distillers and small organic farms – personally ensuring the integrity of the oils recommended by Aromahead Institute.

In 2008, Aromahead Institute launched its online study program to meet the growing demand of international students and others whose busy schedules prevented them from participating in on-location classes.

As demand for the Institute’s online Aromatherapy Certification Program quickly grew, Andrea recognized she could only effectively accommodate one learning environment. Pursuant to the Institute’s mission to make the study of therapeutic and essential oils globally accessible, Aromahead Institute became an entirely online school in the fall of 2013.

One of the most innovative online schools in the country, Aromahead Institute utilizes cutting-edge technology to support the diversity of its students’ learning styles. The Institute’s elegant and intuitive classroom design make navigating its expansive digital learning environment a uniquely user-friendly experience.

Find out if the Aromahead Institute is right for you!

Try our complimentary Introduction to Essential Oils class. It’s the perfect way to get a feel for Aromahead Institute, and begin exploring the basics of this intriguing plant-based science.

Meet Instructor Andrea Butje


Recognized internationally as a premiere education center dedicated to the study of the therapeutic uses of essential oils, Aromahead Institute has met the rigorous qualifications of these highly respected organizations to train and certify clinical Aromatherapy practitioners: