Kelly Holland Azzaro

Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner, NAHA North Carolina (Atlantic District) Director

Kelly Holland Azzaro is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner, Certified Bach Flower Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Cupping Specialist, and Reiki Practitioner. Kelly has served NAHA for over 20 years for as a NAHA District Director, NAHA Vice President, and NAHA President and is the current NAHA Public Relations and Aromatherapy Journal Manager and co-editor for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

Kelly has over twenty-five years of professional experience in holistic aromatherapy, massage, energy therapies, and flower essence and herbal therapy for both people and their animal friends.  Kelly has channeled all her years of hands-on practical experience and knowledge into her specialized Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner Certification Course(sm), which includes a 300+hr mentorship-based program approved by NAHA and H.A.A. (Holistic Animal Aromatherapy Association) and the CFA (Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy).

Kelly is the Founder and Director of The Holistic Animal Aromatherapy Association-‘Supporting the Holistic Healing Arts for People and Their Animal Friends.’ A presenter at live events, Kelly has spoken on the topic of animal aromatherapy and flower essences at the Natural Canine Health Symposium 2014, and NAHA’s World of Aromatherapy V (2004), VIII (2016), and the IX (2018) Conferences. Kelly’s love for writing and sharing with others can be experienced through her many article topics including aromatherapy, flower essences and animals which have been published in the following magazines and professional journals; NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal, The International Journal for Holistic Professional Aromatherapists, Aroma Culture, Dogs Naturally, Massage Magazine, Family Circle, and Better Homes & Gardens. In conjunction to her writing, Kelly has also been interviewed on the topic of Animal Aromatherapy for multiple online blogs, publications, and webinars and podcasts.

As an educator, Kelly’s style of teaching is heart-centered with a focus on mentorship and support for the student and their individual goals. Empowering others through education is key to the student’s journey and also inspires those seeking to connect with animals to develop a deeper level of listening and awareness skills.

Kelly, and her husband, Marco, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Qigong Practitioner, have a Holistic Healing Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Flower Power for Pets – Exploring the Use of Hydrosols for Our Animal Friends

With the rise of the use of aromatherapy with both humans and their animal friends, it is important to be mindful of safe use for everyone, but even more so with animals. This presentation offers a view to exploring the use of hydrosols aka ‘gentle waters’ with our animal friends.


These naturally-sourced botanicals are often overlooked when seeking safe and user-friendly options for both physical and emotional balance. The beauty of hydrosols is that they both can be quite effective with many issues. Included in the presentation will be easy-to-use information applicable for skin and minor wound care, fear-based behavior and for use during times of grief and transition.

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