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IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
We are delighted to announce that the IFA has been approved as an…
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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 Accredited Aromatherapists Prioritised for Covid Vaccine
IFA Accredited Aromatherapists Prioritised for Covid Vaccine
As per the recommendations of the JCVI, the vaccine will initially be…
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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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Hydrosols: New Research in Practice

Suzanne Catty works for the plants. She is an author, educator and Registered Natural Health Practitioner with over 40,000 hours of clinical practice and is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of aromatherapy. Her ground-breaking book, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, established a new healing paradigm, turning a waste product into a global healing resource.

Sacred Scents Masterclass

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.

Why Do My Muscles Hurt

This webinar covers why muscles create pain by exploring the physical and emotional reasons. We all ache but have you ever wondered why we do. It takes you through the process of muscle pain and what psychological stress each muscle relates to, what you can do to counteract that stress so the muscle can relax and stop hurting and which essential oil relates to that particular psychological issue.

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