We are proud to trace a direct line back to the very beginnings of modern aromatherapy. Our studies began in the 1970s when Geraldine and Sue both trained under Micheline Arcier, student of aromatherapy founders Marguerite Maury, an Austrian biochemist and skincare pioneer, and Jean Valnet M.D., an expert in the science of essential oils. In 1985, Aromatherapy Associates was established to share the benefits of aromatherapy through a range of therapeutic-grade products and treatments. They are dedicated to sharing the positive benefits of essential oils as widely as possible. In 1985 they helped set up the International Federation of Aroma therapist's, an organization dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of aromatherapy across the industry.