It’s no secret that keeping your body well-hydrated does wonders for your overall health and wellbeing. It keeps us well-balanced and overflowing with energy. Dehydration can lead to moodiness, exhaustion and overall physical stress.
How do you keep water fun and enticing to drink? As a mama, I like to make fun creations in the kitchen for my kiddos. Adding herbal infusions into your water not only makes your water tastier and vibrant but also adds nutrients to amp up your system.
Herbal infusions are an exciting and Pinterest-worthy way to enjoy a nice cold glass of water. It’s so simple that you can do it in batches as we did at Philosophie HQ and make them for the whole week. Mix and match herbs depending on your favorite flavors or desired nutrients. It’s up to you! Get creative and have fun. Healthy living is not just about vitamins and exercise - it’s ultimately living a life that invigorates and excites you.
2 tbsp of the desired herb
Grab mason jars (one for each herb or herb combination) and put 2 tbsp of the herb at the bottom of each jar. Boil water and pour into each jar until they’re full. Cover each with cheesecloth and let sit overnight. Strain and enjoy!
Here is a list of some herbs we used and notes on their added health benefits:
This pretty little red berry adds a delicate sweet flavor to your water while providing a ton of antioxidants. It also can help reduce inflammation and support your immune system in fighting off sickness. If you’re a big fan of goji berries then I highly recommend this infusion. Plus, that pink color is major.
Who knew, right?! This magical little herb has powerful potential to help with digestion and can help soothe bloat. It’s also known to alleviate an upset stomach and rid the body of toxins. Dandelion has an earthy taste so you may want to add in a sweetener like Stevia or Berry Bee Honey. You could also squeeze in a bit of lemon.
Pretty much a spa in a glass. Lavender has incredible anti-inflammatory properties making your skin seriously glow. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and helps boost your immune system. Lavender has an appealing rustic taste that combines beautifully with the refreshing burst of lemon.
Nettle has commonly been used for medicinal purposes, but it also had a ton of nutritional benefits. Nettle leaf has been known to help fight infections and relieve pain because of its soothing properties. It’s also commonly known as a diuretic so it can really help flush out your body. Nettle has a vibrant green flavor, much like a leafy vegetable. It’s so refreshing and healing.
For more creative ways to get your daily intake of water, read my post featured on The Body Book.
Have you tried herbal water infusions? What are some of your favorite combinations? Share with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #MyPhilosophie.