Short Courses

Introduction to Hydrosols

Learn how hydrosols are made, properties of unique hydrosols, and how to use them.

Introduction to Hydrosols ONLINE class
With Jade Shutes and Ildiko Berecz

Essential Oils for Menopause Masterclass

In this introduction to hydrosols, you will learn how hydrosols are made, properties of unique hydrosols, and how to use them.

We will also spend time sharing aromatic plant stories. Join artisan distillers Jade Shutes and Ildiko Berecz for this magical look at the role of hydrosols in supporting emotional and physical well-being.

Meet Your Instructors

Meet Jade

Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.
She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining Board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.
An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive, and inspiring education.
Jade is the founder and visionary of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy.”


Meet Ildiko

Ildiko Berecz is a modern-day alchemist, bringing her business leadership background dissolved into her roots with nature, creativity and education. Her initiation into holistic disciplines started in 2003, gaining diplomas in complementary practices from Traditional Ushui Reiki, Metaphysical Studies, Tibetan Sound Therapy to Kinesiology, Aromatic Kinesiology, Hawaiian Bodywork, and Aromatic Studies.

“I am ultimately connected to nature which is both a source of inspiration and a life-style worth living. While mostly spending my time on Crete, I bring along holistic life-changing experiences through highly-inspiring and transformative aromatic journeys. Essential Reflections is a personal blog and an umbrella label I use for writing, photography and botanical creations.

Plants, harvesting, distilling, herbal formulations & aromatherapy blending are all integral part of my daily life and teachings, just as therapy work, holistic coaching and consultations to empower others. My mission is to promote a deeper understanding of sustainable practices with transparency and authenticity in one’s personal life and work ethos.”


Are there prerequisites?

This course is open to anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and experience working with hydrosols.

What supplies are required?

No supplies are required for this course.

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Is this course all online?

Yes. This class is an online course with video content.

Did you say I have access to the course for Life?

Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours for life of the program!

Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.

What makes your programs different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in North America. We are often asked, What makes our school unique? I believe one of the most unique features is our balanced, progressive & inspiring education that leads to the cultivation of a new generation of aromatherapists to emerge and succeed!

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