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Events & Webinars

Impact of Hedonics on Mood Effects of Essential Oils

In this webinar, E. Joy Bowles, PhD BSc Hons will look at the components of an olfactory experience that can help or hinder an aromatherapy treatment. Joy will bring her love of essential oil chemistry and curiosity about how the body-mind-mood connection works to provide a stimulating and entertaining enquiry into how we experience aromas. 

Massage Cream Emulsion Workshop

Join us on the 16th January for a workshop on making a massage cream emulsion, covering the whole process from selection of raw ingredients to end use. All IFA members that register and attend on the day shall be offered a special IFA Member only discount on our Diploma skincare making courses launching in 2021. www.purodem.com

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.


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.

Why Do My Muscles Hurt Webinar

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.

Palliative Care Webinars

Dr Peter Mackereth will explore the professional, moral and ethical issues in clinical practice utilising the AROMA & SYMPTOM models in acute cancer and palliative care. Felicity Warner named End of Life Care Champion of the year by The National Council for Palliative Care at the House of Lords will discuss the principles and practices of how to make death a peaceful and dignified experience.


Natural Product Making Webinar

In collaboration with Purodem this webinar will teach you the step by step of how to make a variety of products. Examining the ingredients you are adding to your recipe & choosing essential oils that will enhance transdermal penetration, improve skin protection, function & repair, as well as offering antimicrobial power & immune resilience & add a sense of wellbeing through the overall scent.

Thai Yoga Massage Webinar

Webinar with the Quantum Metta School of Massage - Thai Yoga Massage is a combination of acupressure, stretching and applied yogic postures. It’s both amazing to give and amazing to receive. Great for therapists to incorporate within their practice both relaxing, energising and fun. The seminar will touch on foot massage, leg massage, leg stretches, back and neck massage.

Rose Botanical Family Oils

The plant world gives us any number of carrier oils and it turns out that some botanical families are more generous in their lipid oil production than others. This webinar with Susan Parker will focus on Rosaceae, the Rose family of lipid oils. As of writing this there are 12 different oils that we can look at, including almond, apple, rose hip and cherry and will be sharing new information with you.


The Knee: What Goes Wrong and Why

In this webinar, physiotherapist Jane Johnson provides a vivid description of the structures of the knee & what can go wrong with them. She will guide you through each of the structures of the knee & the most common conditions that affect them so this webinar will provide a great resource for anyone learning anatomy, refreshing their anatomy, or who simply want to know more about knees!

Risk Assessment Checklist

This guide is designed to introduce you to Post Covid-19 Risk Assessment planning checklist, it presents you with a clear and simple checklist process, documentation, plus relevant risk control actions that will help you take the necessary precautionary steps to identify and manage the risks associated with the Coronavirus when you begin treating clients once again.​​​​​​​

COVID-19 Awareness​ Course

This free resource approx 2 hours includes information such as infection prevention, PPE, hand and respiratory hygiene, management and assessment, sampling and testing, patient transfers/managing patients and much more, to support you in your role. Designed to support our public sector workforce to continue delivering the best possible service during these unprecedented times.


Olympia Beauty Exhibition

This event caters to all areas of the beauty industry and is a platform for over 500 exhibiting brands to promote their latest services, products and innovations. The show also features a Treatwell stage in partnership with the British Beauty Council, The Education Club, The National Massage Championship and Nailympia London! The place to be for beauty professionals and students.

35th Anniversary: History of IFA

20th October 2020 marks the IFA’s 35th Anniversary and celebrates the extraordinary efforts made by dedicated IFA members, staff and volunteers over the years that have put Aromatherapy on the map. In this short webinar founding member of the IFA Germaine Rich will talk about the many landmarks and achievements of the IFA over the past four decades and a look to the future.

Returning to Work in a Covid-19 World

Before returning to work you need to give some serious thought about how you will protect both your clients & clinic and be ready to work in a world where Covid is both a risk & reality. This course is designed to take you through that thinking to check you have done everything possible & be able to display certification so that your clients know that you are taking their welfare seriously.


HMRC SEISS Webinars

There will be concerns about financial health during this period, so for assistance, please sign up to the support available to businesses impacted by COVID19. The job support scheme opens on 1st November 2020 and will run for 6 months until April 2021. Any employers using the Job Support Scheme will also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus if they meet the eligible criteria.

Aromatherapy Awareness Week

An annual national campaign hosted by the IFA to raise awareness of the important role aromatherapy has in healthcare management. It seeks to educate the public about the difference aromatherapy can make to your life and the lives of people in your care. Brought to life by a multitude of individuals & companies who come together to organise activities throughout UK and overseas.

European Congress Integrative Medicine

The ECIM focuses on promoting healthcare systems that combine conventional medicine with an evidence-informed lifestyle, complementary and traditional approaches to health and wellbeing. The aim of the congress is to bring together medical practitioners, healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, therapists and health politicians across a range of disciplines.