Our Charity Work
The IFA promotes aromatherapy as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), with its evidenced clinical benefits and potential for healing in the home, as well as alongside the NHS or other government-led healthcare systems around the world. Reliable research shows aromatherapy may help many physical, mental and emotional symptoms and conditions, and could thus significantly reduce public spending on pharmaceutical interventions and related health costs. There is also the potential for the prevention of conditions developing, or worsening, rather than waiting for symptoms to present. We promote and maintain high standards in training and practice through our courses and regulations and provide a register of qualified practitioners, to guarantee the safety and quality of the advice patients receive. Each year the IFA donates funds, time, expertise and other resources to raising awareness, and initiate various projects to integrate aromatherapy into physical and social environments where there is need. We are proud of our historic and ongoing commitment to investing in research and collaborating with various international charities for the benefit of the public.