Geoff Lyth (Fellow of the English Société l'Institut Pierre Franchomme, Fellow of IFPA, MPRS) has been fascinated with the healing properties of essential oils since first being introduced to them in the early 1980's, and this attraction led to soon led to the formation of Quinessence Aromatherapy along with Sue Charles.
This allure of essential oils led to 40 years study into the bioactivity and application of essential oils for use in aromatherapy, natural skin and hair care products and natural perfumery.
In his capacity as the Chairman of the Aromatherapy Trade Council (A.T.C.) Geoff worked tirelessly to raise standards of safety and quality in essential oils for use in the specialist field of aromatherapy. He was elected as Chairman of the A.T.C. when it was originally formed in 1993 and retained the position until autumn of 2020 when he chose not to stand for re-election. In all, he held the position of chairman of the ATC for 28 years, and he continues to be involved in its operation.
Periodically, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) recognizes a few individuals who have made a significant, sustained contribution to aromatherapy by electing them as Honorary Members. In 2007, this award was given to Geoff in recognition of his exceptional services to aromatherapy in his capacity as Chairman of the Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC).
Geoff continues his work with Quinessence now as a consultant for raw materials and formulating products, as well as writing informative aromatherapy articles for the Quinessence blog.
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