Aromatic Virtues: The Medicinal Use of Hydrosols with Leslie Lekos | 32

Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are an age-old way of working with the very essence of a plant in medicine. The use of hydrosols as medicines dates back over 5000 years. Traditionally, each home had a still where plant distillates for medicine were made.  Over time hydrosols fell out of favor as essential oils increased in popularity.  However, these days the aromatic virtues of hydrosols are being rediscovered. In this class, we will go over the uses of plant distillates in the home, in medicine, in cooking, aromatherapy, cosmetics and in work with the soul. This class was recorded at the 2017 NorthWest Herb Symposium.

This episode is brought to you by the NorthWest Herb Symposium. Their next event is going to be held on August 23 - 26, 2018 in beautiful Coupeville, WA. For more info you can visit


Leslie Lekos is the director of Wildroot Herb School in Bellingham, WA which offers herbal courses and intensives by top-notch herbalist from around the country.  She also offers a line of sustainable wild harvested and organically grown hydrosols and essential oils on her etsy shop at  Leslie is a birth doula and her herbal consultation practice specializes in pregnancy and children.  She is a certified Iyengar teacher and co-author of the book Yoga for Pregnancy.


Yoga for Pregnancy offers detailed, precise instruction for over a hundred yoga poses to support you during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Accompanying sequences focus on a range of applications, from quick daily practices to poses for common pregnancy ailments.