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Safeguarding Aromatherapy Practices: Why Alan Boswell Group Insurance is the Ideal Choice
Safeguarding Aromatherapy Practices: Why Alan Boswell Group Insurance is the Ideal Choice
March 2, 2024
In the holistic realm of aromatherapy, where the essence of nature is harnessed for healing and wellbeing, practitioners embark on a journey to nurture both body and soul. Amidst the serene scents and therapeutic techniques, it's essential for aromatherapists to ensure their own peace of mind by securing adequate insurance cover. Insurance is a vital shield against unforeseen risks, offering protection to practitioners and clients. Within this speciality, Alan Boswell Group provides tailored insurance solutions for aromatherapists through an exclusive scheme designed for members of the International Federation of Aromatherapists.

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New Online IFA Aromacare Training for Aromatherapists and Tutors
New Online IFA Aromacare Training for Aromatherapists and Tutors
March 2, 2024
The course supports physical and emotional wellness of carers as well as those cared for, using joyful and profound aromatherapy techniques that are easy to slip into the everyday. It is useful for all sectors of care and if you decide to join the course you will be supported in producing a portfolio in your particular area of interest. This online version means that aromatherapists and tutors will be able to access the training and qualification easily from anywhere in the world.

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Essential Oil Aroma, Subjective Stress, and Diurnal Cortisol Secretion in Healthy Adults: A Single Blind, Placebo Controlled, Cross-over Study
Essential Oil Aroma, Subjective Stress, and Diurnal Cortisol Secretion in Healthy Adults: A Single Blind, Placebo Controlled, Cross-over Study
June 22, 2023
The IFA are undertaking three research studies to determine whether essential oils can reduce stress levels using saliva and hair samples to determine cortisol levels. Previous studies have not kept the essential oil active, subjecting it to oxygen and sunlight, killing the active ingredients, so results are not accurate, that is until now.

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The Implications of Brexit on Aromatherapy Products Regulations
The Implications of Brexit on Aromatherapy Products Regulations
December 27, 2019
While it is impossible to predict right now the long-term implications that Brexit may have on the aromatherapy industry, it will be ‘business as usual’ until the UK government decide which of our current laws and regulations they wish to keep, and which to amend, and then finally put a plan together to achieve the changes.

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IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
March 31, 2020
With many GP’s and recruiters now only referring to Accredited Registers, we are delighted to announce that the IFA has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), a UK body accountable to Parliament and this prestigious kitemark of professionalism is in effect from March 2020.

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