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 and Japanese.
Kurt Schnaubelt is the founder (in 1983) and scientific director of 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. More recently he presented on a string of scientific conferences in Asia. (2012 Bali, 2014 Kunming and Shanghai, 2015 Chengdu and 2018 Kunshan, Singapore and Yogjakarta)
Mediating between aromatherapy and formal science Schnaubelt has been involved in 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 four training programs, the “Aromatherapy Course,” the “PIA Masters Program” the “Plant Language Course and the recent “Novel Concepts Aromatherapy Course.”