The International Federation of Aromatherapists’ mission is to promote: Health and Wellbeing; Ethical Scientific Research into Essential Oils; and Advanced Professional Standards of Education and Training. The IFA is the longest-established governing body for Professional Aromatherapy in the world. Founded in 1985, they have worked hard to maintain their organisation as a charity, as they believe it ensures true integrity and helps them to stay impartial in all our dealings. The IFA is a truly international organisation with training schools and members all over the world. It is a self-governing body supported by its Members and Friends with official Codes of Practice and Ethics, ensuring that standards and quality are sustained. Since its formation, the Federation has been at the forefront of developments within the aromatherapy profession and has pioneered the use of aromatherapy in hospitals, hospices, special care units and general practice. They work hard to set and maintain the highest standards in Aromatherapy worldwide.