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Welcome to the The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

The IFPA is the largest aromatherapy specific professional practitioner organisation in the UK, involved in supporting aromatherapists and improving standards of education and practice in aromatherapy. We are now growing internationally by encouraging and supporting aromatherapy training in many other countries.

The IFPA is a registered charity in the UK. We believe wholeheartedly in the principles and philosophies of holistic health, and the promotion of well-being for the individual. These principles and beliefs are the foundations of the IFPA’s aims and objectives for its members together with its strong code of ethics and practice.

IFPA takes a strong stance on the use of essential oils internally and by neat topical application.
IFPA Statement on Internal & Neat Use of Essential Oils

UK Parliamentary Group launches strategic report on Integrated Healthcare

The Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare, at which the IFPA is represented, launched its Strategic Report on Integrated Healthcare this week (13th December 2018).

Against the background of the challenges currently facing the NHS, it calls for a refocus on the approach to changing health needs including tapping into the rich source of complementary, traditional and natural medicine which should be used to provide support to our burdened health service.

The full report will be available soon. In the meantime, please click here to download the Press Release which went out. Please circulate this as widely as you can.

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The IFPA AGM will be held on Wednesday 28th November from 14:00 – 16:00 at the Meeting Centre, 1 Marchant Road, Hinckley LE10 0LQ. A formal notice will be issued to members shortly.

Election 2018

Notice to all members. Election 2018. Please be advised that there are four vacancies on the IFPA Board this year. The election can be contested by any eligible member and you are more than welcome to submit an application as a candidate. The closing date is 31 August...