BAFEP is an international trade association for all producers of Bach Flower Remedies and other types of Essences. Although BAFEP began as a representative for UK essence producers, it now supports essence producers on all five continents. It holds information and advises on the standards of production, labelling and advertising in accordance with the guidelines as laid down in law by various UK governmental agencies, which often reflect those held by other countries.
BAFEP also keeps abreast of the ever-changing politics within the UK, EU and beyond that concern essences, both now and in the future. For the general public BAFEP provides a listing of over 50 essence producers (including 8 who produce Bach Flower Remedy ranges according to the traditional instructions laid down by Dr Edward Bach) who abide by BAFEP standards and are entitled to use the BAFEP logo in their literature and labelling.
BAFEP welcomes non-UK/EU members, soley on the conditions that they meet the essence production and labelling requirements of their country and should their essences be imported into the UK/EU, that their labelling and literature also meet UK/EU requirements.
New in January 2011 was the online, multi-faceted and searchable essence database (tab on the violet banner above). This is an ongoing venture with essences of BAFEP members being added daily and the information already present being regularly updated. BAFEP hopes this will be a useful resource for practitioners, members of the public and researchers.