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About us

The IFA is the first governing body for aromatherapy established in 1985. We regulate and accredit standards in aromatherapy for both practitioners and qualification providers. Set up for the safety of the public, we have been a registered charity since 1986. The IFA has the highest standard of training in the UK and pioneered aromatherapy in the NHS, hospices and care professions, which is why it is as accepted by the UK medical profession as it is today. Having worked with various government health committees to improve the practice of aromatherapy across the world, the IFA is actively involved with elevating academic standards and influencing policy in the CAM field. Our early tutors and experts, who created and informed our curriculum and qualifying standards, having been taught by some of the most influential names within the field and pioneers of aromatherapy itself. The IFA is extensively involved in supporting various causes and integrating aromatherapy as part of rehabilitation and care programmes and is one of the only UK charities to have invested in research. We are committed to raising awareness and offer current, scientific and empirical information.