About Us

Essential oil educator Andrea Butje founded Aromahead Institute in 1999. She has developed and teaches in-depth Aromatherapy Certification Programs approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

Andrea has been importing essential oils from essential oil distillers worldwide since 1995. She has personally visited many of the distillers in the International Directory to assure quality on every level. Essential oil production requires a huge amount of physical labor and knowledge. Andrea has discovered many small and large-scale distillers who are doing this work with exceptional skill and dedication.

She has always tested each batch of essential oil with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). These test results inspired Andrea to create the Component Database to organize existing research on individual components.

Andrea created the International Directory to provide a useful resource for Aromatherapists, Massage Therapists, Health Care Professionals and and Business Owners looking for reputable direct sources of high quality essential oils.