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The Aromatherapy Times Magazine

The Aromatherapy Times is the official educational journal of the IFA, currently available in four languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese). It is committed to furthering your knowledge of the science of essential oils and research that supports it (in a digestible way!) and how to apply it in evidence-based practice. Our magazine prides itself on publishing articles from industry experts, covering all aspects of clinical aromatherapy in both the public and private sector and is registered with the British Library. Aimed at all learning levels – it features a balance of articles for both experienced and aspiring practitioners and multi-discipline body-workers. First published in 1986, it has kept our members at the forefront of developments within the field ever since. It keeps our readership in touch with their work, their clients, professional trends, and importantly, reminds practitioners to regularly reassess their skills and take care of themselves. The magazine is distributed quarterly, free of charge to all our international registrants, if you are not a member and would like to receive the magazine - join us as a friend member today. 

Did you know: The Aromatherapy Times is the only journal in the industry to have met the rigorous standards to be registered with the British Library and is accessible to practitioners and researchers in the archive of the library.


  • Essential Oil and Vegetable Oil Profiles
  • Chemistry of Essential Oils and Vegetable Oils
  • Botany of Essential Oils and Vegetable Oils
  • Conservation and Sustainability issues affecting Essential oils and Vegetable Oils 
  • Aromatherapy with various medical conditions and practice of aromatherapy in various environments
  • Massage and other bodyworks in combination with Essential Oils
  • Aromatherapeutic remedies and formulation
  • Olfaction and perfumery
  • Research and developments
  • Case histories

Friend Membership Benefits

Subscription £40 for 12 months

FREE quarterly Aromatherapy Times Magazine 

FREE quarterly Holistic Therapist Magazine (digital only)

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Leah Ursic
Aromatherapist, Lotus Holistic Health
"I love your magazine and would hate to miss a single issue. Many thanks for such a fabulous publication. You can really tell the dedication that goes into each copy."


All published material in the Aromatherapy Times is the copyright of the IFA. The Aromatherapy Times and the IFA do not accept responsibility for the opinions of its contributors and the contents does not necessarily represent the views of the IFA. Contributors may use material in subsequent publications, written or edited by themselves, provided that the Aromatherapy Times is acknowledged as the original place of publication.
All our advertisers are independent third parties of the IFA. The IFA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within an advert. As a charity and non-commercial organisation we cannot answer queries, give recommendations or opinions about essential oil companies. Links from the IFA to third-party sites does not constitute an endorsement by the IFA of the parties or their products and services. The IFA does not endorse products. The IFA has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser; product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.

Please note, although we always include a notice on the first page about the articles in the Aromatherapy Times being subject to copyright, it has come to our attention that articles have been copied and translated for use in other publications. If you would like to use any of our articles for any purposes other than private study, please contact us to check whether you need any permissions, from ourselves and/or the authors, before reproducing any content.