Spa water tastes good and is healthy. Called detox water or infused water; you will be surprised at how easy it is to make. If you’ve ever visited a spa, you probably have been offered some version of this. Crafting your own, you’ll want to know a few things. It is an easy way to change up the flavor of your water to get better hydrated.
Why Drink Infused Water
Think of spa water as infused water. Do you drink your *8* prescribed glasses of water daily? Most of us don’t.
The body is made up of 70% water. Adequate water intake is vital to overall well-being.
- Lubricate joints
- Regulate temperature
- Protect organs
- Hydrate cells
- Support elimination and flush toxins.
What’s Unique About Detox Water
The addition of herbs and fruit aids the body’s elimination process.
Create your own unique recipes by choosing the fruits and herbs you like best. Try different combinations to suit your own tastes and don’t hesitate to add a few drops of a Citrus Essential Oil to brighten your flavors.
Contrary to what you may think, citrus oils do not make your water taste more tart. Cold pressed from the rind of the fruit, the juice or pulp is not part of the flavor. Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit and Wild Orange are favorites.
How to Make Spa Water
No matter what you call it, spa water, detox water or infused water, crafting your own flavors is easy. When herbs and fruits are at peak season is the perfect time to try one of these recipes below.
Don’t forget to check out the tips to make sure your spa water is the BEST!
- Cucumber Lemon, Lime
- Lemon, Cucumber, Basil
- Cucumber, Lemon, Mint
- Cucumber, Orange, Basil
- Orange, Fennel Rosemary
- Mint, Orange
- Orange, Grapefruit
- Grapefruit, Thyme
- Mint, Lime
- Strawberries, Raspberries, Mint
Tips for Making Spa Water
To get your best flavored spa water, start with unpeeled, organic produce and whole fresh herbs. Use filtered water for the best flavors of your fruit and herb combinations. Here are other tips to help you get going:
- For a large amount, make only enough for a single day
- For individual glass, start with 8-16 ounce
- Alter ratio’s to suit tastes
- Start with smaller portions of citrus to vegetables (cucumber). Ex. 6 slices cucumber to 1-2 slices citrus
- For herbs, (single serving) 1 small stem (rosemary/thyme), 2-4 leaves (basil, mint)
- For berries, increase based on size of berry
- The pith (white part) of citrus is what makes water taste bitter. If you find your water bitter, try removing the pith.
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