Make a Donation
The IFA is working tirelessly to raise awareness and further evidence our work so it can be worthy of statutory regulation (free by referral on the NHS). From funding our therapists to volunteer in hospices, setting up therapy rooms in hospitals - to introducing aromacare into special needs schools and funding our own research projects we will not stop until aromatherapy gets the recognition it deserves.
The IFA is entirely self-funded. We have not had the advantages other organisations have had with government funding. Yet have taken on the responsibility of being champion for the profession to actively change the status quo. Our resources, however can only stretch so far.
There are many ways you can support our work. From donating money, books, equipment for our volunteers, to sponsoring our charity projects with products there are lots of ways you can make a difference.
Whereas before we would receive a couple of hundred applicants a year asking for our help to integrate Aromacare, they are now coming in in their thousands and after self-funding it ourselves for 15 years, we need help keeping up with demand.
Your help could not come at a better time given the cost-of-living crisis. Too often aromatherapists have been expected to provide their treatments on a volunteer basis, when they also have bills to pay and a living to make. This unfortunately is still true today and it needs to stop.
Your donation could sponsor an aromatherapist to teach a care lead to incorporate Aromacare and to use their newly found skills and knowledge to train others. This would then 'ripple out' from each person and the benefits could reach a minimum of 5-10 others in each case. This will then enhance the well-being for over 100 at the very least each time.
In whatever form you can give, your donation, however big or small will be much appreciated. Every contribution matters.
Using Your Expertise to serve the profession
You can also serve the IFA profession by using your expertise. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
- Become a Trustee
- Become a Treasurer
- Become a Fundraiser
Say YES to Gift Aid when you pay a subscription to the IFA
By saying yes to Gift Aid we can claim back 25p for every £1 from the Government (must be a UK tax payer)
Donate Products for our volunteers
Products we need most:
- Essential oils
- Hydrosols (particularly good for special needs children)
- Pre blended oils/creams/products (use with the elderly and special needs)
- Diffusers (to be used in hospice and hospital waiting rooms)
- Shower gels (for the homeless)
- Hand sanitisers/creams (for use with the homeless)
- Face packs (particularly good in overseas orphanages with sun damaged skin)
- Books for our library/students (these can be second hand)
Please note all products must be sealed for hygiene reasons.