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IFA and Northumbria University Research Project
IFA and Northumbria University Research Project
We are delighted to announce that the IFA is collaborating with…
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IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
With many GP’s and recruiters now only referring to Accredited…
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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) UK Practitioner Guidance
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) UK Practitioner Guidance
IFA Registered practitioners are permitted to work during the pandemic…
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IFA Donates Care Packages to Front Line NHS Key Workers
IFA Donates Care Packages to Front Line NHS Key Workers
In ongoing support of the fight against coronavirus, the IFA has…
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About Us

The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) awards qualifications as an Awarding Body and is also the Professional Body for aromatherapists worldwide, established in 1985. We are a charity set up in the public interest, whose purpose is the preservation of health and wellbeing by advancing the knowledge, practice of and expertise in aromatherapy by education, teaching and training. We provide a register of globally qualified and regulated aromatherapists who engage in evidence-based practice for the safety of the public. The IFA’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a body accountable to Parliament. We offer an array of specialised curriculum leading to internationally recognised qualifications in aromatherapy through our accredited centres. The IFA has successfully pioneered aromatherapy in the UK medical profession and is the voluntary regulator for aromatherapy operating worldwide. 

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Cosmetic Preservation – What is there to Know with Dr. Nina Kocevar Glavac

Cosmetic preservation is a key step in formulating water-containing cosmetics, as it ensures microbiological safety. Preservatives, however, may also express skin reactions. Why do we need them, which are the most important preservatives of natural origin, which toxicity concerns are relevant in terms of dermal use, are some of the questions that will be addressed in the webinar.

Sacred Scents Masterclass with Salvatore Battaglia

In this masterclass, Salvatore will explore the role of scent within culture and spiritual practices and how this relates to the way we use essential oils today. Researchers have always struggled to understand the complex role of scent. We will explore the six key factors that I believe contribute to the spiritual dimension of scent: biophilia, awe, sacred space, rituals, myths and neurobiology.

Dementia Care, Essential Oils & CO2 Oil’s with Madeleine Kerkhof

Optimal care for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs for people with dementia is a real challenge for loved ones and carers. Madeleine is a leading trainer for health care professionals in dementia care, using a range of aromatics, including CO2 extracts, to support all levels of care. Madeleine will share strategies for you to integrate essential oils into patient and family wellbeing.

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