Kurt Schnaubelt

Kurt Schnaubelt received his PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. He is the author of numerous books on aromatherapy including the classic “Advanced Aromatherapy,” first released in Germany in 1995. His latest is “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils” on the biological foundations of aromatherapy, recently translated into Mandarin.

Kurt Schnaubelt is the founder (in 1983) and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (PIA), the first American research institution fully dedicated to aromatherapy. As an international lecturer Kurt Schnaubelt has presented in forums like CFA, Forum Essenzia, IFPA, NAHA, Veroma and scientific events like the International Congress of Flavor and Fragrances (ICEOFF), Istanbul and WOCMAP in Mendoza and Chiang Mai and AAIC2012 in Bali.

Mediating between aromatherapy and formal science, Schnaubelt has been involved in the state and private sector projects, making direct contact with the most eminent producers of essential oils for aromatherapy in France and worldwide.

With 10,000 graduates, PIA is a top educational aromatherapy institution in the US. It offers three training programs, the “Aromatherapy Course,” the “PIA Masters Program” and the “Plant Language Course.”

Dr. rer. nat. Kurt Schnaubelt
Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy
602 Freitas Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94902


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