fruit infused water

Fruit-Infused Water for Glowing Skin

Hydrated skin means beautiful skin. Although a good moisturizer is a must for glowing complexions - so is hydrating your skin from the inside. Staying well-hydrated means drinking plenty of water as well as eating lots of water-dense fruits and veggies like watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, cucumbers and celery (BestHealth).

Not only is water great for your skin - it’s also vital for your overall health. Water helps your body’s natural digestion and detoxification functions; a lack of water is linked to headaches, pain and tension in muscles and joints (MindBodyGreen).

We realize that drinking water can be boring, especially when more tasty, thirst quenching options are on offer, like sports drinks, soft drinks or even a chilled glass of rosé . In order to compete with the less-healthy summer beverages, we’re adding a little flair and flavor to your H2O with these quick and easy recipes for fruit- and herb-infused water.

Berry & Green Tea Infusion

Product Inspiration: Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub

Key Ingredients:

  • Blueberry: high in antioxidants and phyto-nutrients
  • Raw Sugar Cane Granules: natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid
  • Raspberry: vitamin C and phyto-nutrient rich
  • Green Tea: antioxidant, phenol, and vitamin C

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raspberries (pre-washed)
  • 1 cup blueberries (pre-washed)
  • 1 tbsp. organic raw cane sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups of steeped green tea
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Instructions:
Steep two organic green tea bags in warm water for 2-4 minutes and let cool in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes. In a glass pitcher (approximately ½ gallon or 2 liters), layer the raspberries, blueberries and mint leaves. Add the ice cubes. Pour the chilled green tea into mixture and then fill the rest of the pitcher with cold filtered water. Let chill for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Pink Grapefruit & Mint Infusion

Product Inspiration: Pink Grapefruit-C Gel

Key Ingredients:

  • Pink Grapefruit: gentle cleanser
  • Peppermint: antioxidant; source of vitamins A and C; tones and tightens the appearance of skin
  • Aloe: soothing and refreshing

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 grapefruit (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup of aloe juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Instructions:
In a glass pitcher (approximately ½ gallon or 2 liters), layer the grapefruit slices and mint leaves. Add the ice cubes. Pour the chilled aloe juice into mixture and then fill the rest of the pitcher with cold filtered water. Let chill for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Cool Cucumber Herbal Infusion

Product Inspiration: Herbal Eye Make-Up Remover

Key Ingredients:

  • Cucumber Extract: revitalizes and tones
  • Green Tea Extract: antioxidant, phenol and vitamin C-rich

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers (pre-wash cucumber before slicing).
  • 2 cups of steeped green tea
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Instructions:
Steep 2 green tea bags in warm water for 2-4 minutes and let cool in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes. In a glass pitcher (approximately ½ gallon or 2 liters), layer the cucumber slices. For an extra refreshing flair, feel free to add a few mint leaves to the mix. Add the ice cubes. Pour the chilled green tea into mixture and then fill the rest of the pitcher with cold filtered water. Let chill for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite healthy and refreshing summer beverage? Tell us in the comments below.