Hydrosol Certification Program

Join “The Quiet Revolution in Herbal Medicine” and Learn how to make and use hydrosols for professional and personal use.

You are a professional aromatherapist, energy worker, herbalist, or just interested in making your own hydrosols, but you’re not sure how. You need more support than you can get from a book.
You want to discover the aromatic, subtle, energetic, aesthetic and safe power of hydrosols, by learning how to make them fresh from plants you harvest yourself.

In the Hydrosol Certification Program you will:
Have LIFETIME access to all the technical information you need to to buy the right home-still, set it up, harvest and prepare the plants and begin making your own hydrosols.
Learn the basics of hydrosol chemistry so that you understand what they really are and what they contain.
Learn everything you need to know about the external and internal use of hydrosols as medicine for yourself or for your clients so that you can start to use them safely and effectively for yourself or your clients.


  • Making beautiful, fresh and alive hydrosols from the plants and trees that grow around you.
  • Having a steady supply of homemade hydrosols for personal and professional use and knowing you made them with care for the entire process and plants.
  • Knowing everything you need to know about hydrosols so you become an expert in the field of both making and using them.

Your Guides for this Certification Program

Cathy Skipper smiling

Cathy Skipper is an international teacher, plant person and healer who brings 30 years of teaching, healing and plant experience as well as her highly attuned intuition to this work.
Florian Birkmayer, MD is a holistic psychiatrist with 20 years of experience guiding people through their challenges to a place of empowerment. His gift is that he sees the fullest potential in each of his clients. He is an expert on the effects of aromas on the psyche.
We are excited to be your guides on the Hydrosol Certification Program.
At the end of this Program you will:
Know exactly what a hydrosol is, through learning about its basic chemistry and becoming familiar with some of the latest hydrosol research. You will also learn how hydrosols differ from an essential oil and how they are made and preserved.
Be familiar with the energetics of hydrosols, how to encounter them energetically and use them for emotional work. This is an important aspect of working with hydrosols, which have very potent energetics.
Have access to monographs for twenty hydrosols, based on Cathy’s experience, which will start you on getting to know hydrosols more deeply.
Learn the different internal and external ways of using hydrosols, including their use with animals, plants and in clay, which will give you a strong foundation to discover how they best work for you.
Have experienced formulating with hydrosols and hydrosol recipes, using them in cosmetics and for all the major body systems including the digestive, respiratory, female reproductive, circulatory systems and much more.
Know how to combine hydrosols with flower essences and with tinctures, as well as how to make flower essences, which will give you a whole new realm of aromatic medicine to add to your tool box.

The Hydrosol Certification Program includes:
  • Audios throughout the program with Cathy guiding you through the different lessons.
  • An audio interview with Dr. Florian Birkmayer about using hydrosols in psychiatry.
  • An audio interview with hydrosol distiller Leslie Lekos of Wild Root Botanicals.
  • Lesson pdf’s and visuals you can print out or download to your device.
  • Certfication if you submit a final paper.

“This class really gave me what I was looking for. I had always wanted to learn how to distill and use hydrosols but did not know how to start. The class is jam-packed with information, which is explained in a very comprehensive way. I found all the information I needed to be able to safely buy the right still and set it up. I go back to the course regularly as my main resource for working with and making hydrosols.” –Michelle

“I have been distilling for many years. I learnt this beautiful and ancient craft art whilst training to be a herbalist in France and have never looked back. I have explored the use of hydrosols in therapeutic settings, skin care, animal health cooking and even agriculture. Their energetics, subtle qualities and the way they resonate with the soul of the plant remain my preferred way of working with these precious plant medicines.” –AB