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12 Detox Water Recipes For Glowing Skin & More Energy

One of the most overlooked nutrients is by far water. Yes, that's right, water is an essential nutrient and needed in daily supply for countless bodily functions. A lack of it can leave your skin and complexion dull, dry and patch looking. But since I'm all about helping women glow from the inside out, I am sharing some beautifully refreshing infused water recipes to help you maintain a goddess glow every day! Let's get busy brewing and hydrating...

12 Detox Water Recipes For Glowing Skin & More Energy | Recipe by Smoothies & More
12 Detox Water Recipes For Glowing Skin & More Energy | Recipe by Smoothies & More

In this round up of hydrating infused water recipes I've shared a dozen deliciously good ways to nourish your skin and naturally boost your body's energy. Water is used for digestion, to support brain function and for lubricating the inner workings of the entire body. Its an essential nutrient that we need a steady supply of each and every day.

1. Lavender Lemon Infused Water

Lavender has long been used in the beauty industry and it doesn't just stop at topical applications, you can also consume it in tea, latte or moon milk form. It is easily made at home by brewing the organically grown flower buds with hot milk or water. This brew is calming on the nervous system which helps release frowns and tension held in the face. The milk or tea also aids better sleep, another necessity for glowing skin. You can make a simple infusion by following this recipe with the detoxifying properties of lemon.

Lavender Lemon Infused Water

  • 1 lemon, whole and best organically grown

  • 2 tbsp dried lavender buds, organically grown

  • 2 cups boiled water

  • 1/2 tsp stevia, liquid (optional)

  • 1 cup of crushed ice

Boiled the water and pour over the lavender buds (keep 1 tsp for later). Let the buds steep in a tea pot for 10 minutes, then add a few slices of lemon; keep the peel on which is where much of the healing properties are found. Steep another 5-10 minutes, and let cool. In a large pitcher, add the ice and remaining lemon slices. Pour in the tea, remaining buds and stevia. Stir well and enjoy throughout the day.


2. Lemon Thyme Infusion

Lemon Thyme Infusion For Gut Health & Clear Skin
Lemon Thyme Infusion For Gut Health & Clear Skin

Not your typical infused water recipe, this one calls for garden thyme which has antimicrobial properties known to support your gut microbes and intestinal health. Since beauty starts within, this recipe is a wonderful tonic for clear skin.

Lemon Thyme Infusion

  • 1 spring of fresh, thyme, organic is best

  • 1/2 lemon, fresh and organic

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice (optional)

Add all the ingredients into a large glass. Let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature. Sip, never chug water or infusions. The idea is to drip feed the skin boosting nutrients over a few hours or course of the day.

3. Lime Cucumber Chia Fresca

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Meal Prep 101: Super Fast & Convenient Smoothies

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. The teeny-tiny seeds can absorb up to 10 times their own weight in water making them a fantastic gut-friendly food which helps support hydration. Chia seeds provide a plantbased source of healthy fats, protein, and cell-protecting antioxidants making them not only good for glowing skin, but boosting energy as well. Since chia seeds are super loaded with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids, they help fight ageing and reduce the appearance of acne scars while keeping skin radiant and healthy.

Lime Cucumber Chia Fresca

  • 1/2 English cucumber, rinsed skin on

  • 1/2 lime, organic

  • 1 cup water, filtered

  • 1 tbsp chai seeds

Chop the cucumber into small chunks or wheels, and quarter the lime. Add chia seeds to a large serving glass and top with water. Stir well to avoid clumping. Add cucumber and squeeze juice of the lime into the mix. I like to make a bigger batch of this and leave in on my benchtop. Every time I pass I pour myself a glass.

BONUS: make your DIY face mask by mixing 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and half cup of coconut oil with tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix into a mask-like paste and leave on skin for 10 minutes.

4. Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Water

Your skin is one of the largest organs in the body. It needs an ample supply of water to remain supple and look its best. So adding a vitamin-c rich water infusion such as this grapefruit one to your daily beauty routine is a must. Rosemary is an astringent herb and very refreshing. This recipe is sure to give you a boost and help your skin glow.

Grapefruit Thyme Infused Water

  • 1/2 grapefruit, organic

  • 1 spring of fresh, organic rosemary

  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, optional

In a large mason jar, add the rosemary. Quarter the grapefruit and add in with ice. Give the mix a good swirl and let sit for 5 minutes. Sip, sip to enjoy. You can simply refill to top up the jar with water again and again for the day.

5. Coriander Lime Infused Water

In Mexico, coriander is a staple in many culinary dishes, but it has also been used as a renewable resource and water purifier in agriculture. You can do this at home too by adding coriander tea bags in a pitcher of water for a few minutes to remove heavy metals. This is why it is also an excellent beauty and detox ingredient for your infused water recipes.

Coriander Lime Infused

  • 1 lime, organic

  • 1 spring of fresh, organic coriander

  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, optional

Add the ingredients (except ice) to a large mason jar and let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Top with ice before consuming or drink as is. So refreshing!

6. Blackberry Basil Infusion

Blackberries are super rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that naturally help support and boost collagen production in the body. So, instead of wasting money on expensive collagen powders and elixirs that don't work (or even use the same collagen as the body), help your body create its own supply with this infused water recipe.

Basil is an adaptogen herb which helps with reducing stress. Often tension and frown lines in the face are due to poor stress management, so anything that helps relieve this has an effect on appearance.

Blackberry Basil Infusion

  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blackberries, must be organic

  • 1 spring of fresh, organic coriander

  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, optional

Add the ingredients (except ice) to a large mason jar and let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Top with ice before consuming or drink as is. So refreshing!


7. Watermelon Mint Refresher Water

Watermelon Mint Refresher Water
Watermelon Mint Refresher Water

The natural antioxidants and high water content of watermelon can boost the moisture held in your body, making your skin give off a natural, dewy glow. The sweet pink melon is also a rich source of vitamins A and C which can help restore damaged skin after it's exposed to sun, wind, or even stress. A few leaves of refreshing mint provides you with a deliciously refreshing detox infusion.

Watermelon Mint Refresher Water

  • 1 cup of watermelon, fresh

  • 1 sprig of fresh mint, organic

  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)

In a blender, add the mint, ice and watermelon. Blitz to make a slush, and pour into a serving glass. I love using mason jars for this. Top with a stripy straw and leaf of mint. So good!

8. Homemade Rose Water

Homemade Rose Water by Eat Nourish Glow
Homemade Rose Water by Eat Nourish Glow

Rose water is traditionally made by distilling rose petals with steam. This creates a botanical tonic that highly beneficial anti-inflammatory properties used to treat multiple ailments, both internal and external such a acne, eczema, and rosacea. You can make rosehip tea or rose petal water at home. Both help boost your hydration levels, nourish the skin from the inside out, and help treat digestive distress.

Homemade Rose Water

  • 1/4 cup rose petals, must be organic

  • 1 litre water, filtered

  • 1 drop stevia, liquid

Place rose petals in a large glass jar of water and let them steep for up to 6 hours in the sunlight. Strain the rose water discarding the petals. Add stevia, ice (optional) and enjoy. Store in the fridge up to 2 days in a sealed mason jar. Can be used as a drink or facial tonic applied after freshly washing your face.

9. Rooibos Infused Tea Water

Rooibos Infused Tea Water For Skin Conditions
Rooibos Infused Tea Water For Skin Conditions

Ok a little confession, this might be a bit of cheat but using herbal teas in your infused water recipes has so many nourishing health benefits. Rooibos tea is also known as red tea or red bush tea and is chockablock full of antioxidants. Quercetin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties found in the tea, is highly soothing for the skin and can help ease symptoms of acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

For this recipe, all you need is a good quality Rooibos tea blend. I personally swear by Higher Living Australia's blend which you can easily find at Coles or Woolies. Simply make a cuppa, let cool or add ice, and a drop of stevia. Makes a lovely and deeply nourishing iced tea.


10. Orange Chia Seed Detox Water

This tangy sweet recipe uses the vitamin-C richness of oranges to create a collagen booster vitamin water. All you need is an orange and tablespoon of chia seeds to make this in a large mason jar or glass. Chop the oranges into quarter or wheels to help extract as much goodness from the pulp, pith and peel. For this reason, it is highly recommended you use organic fruit if you will be infusing the fruit peel and all.

11. Cucumber Beauty Water

Cucumber Beauty Water Provides Essential Silica
Cucumber Beauty Water Provides Essential Silica

Cucumbers are a favourite in the Eat Nourish Glow kitchen and for good reason. They super loaded with the mineral silica. This essential plant compound is needed for healthy connective tissue, muscle repair after the gym, and lubricated your ligaments. Additionally, cucumbers are particularly rich in fluids that hydrate the skin, joints, and tissues making it a fantastic ingredient in detox and anti-ageing infused water.

Cucumber Beauty Water

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled

  • 1 litre of filtered water

In a large pitcher, add water and thin slices of cucumber. Give a good stir adn let sit for 10-15 minutes at room tempo before consuming. You can add ice after its steeped, a sprig of mint or a few lemon wedges. Sip all day and especially after a workout for a nourishing recovery drink.

12. Kiwi Infused Water

Vitamin Rich Kiwi Infused Water
Vitamin Rich Kiwi Infused Water

Kiwis fruits are over 90% water making them an ideal ingredient in detox and beauty water infusions. Low in calorie and yet nutrient-dense, kiwi fruits are also jam-packed with filling dietary fibre which works to keep you feeling satiated. This one is so simple to make there is no recipe for it. Just add chopped kiwi to your glass or water bottle. That's it. Sometimes I'll add a tsp of chai seeds but its fine on its own with or without ice.

Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx

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Oct 26, 2021

great article and I love that idea of using flowers and things in your water make it more tasty. Really enjoying your blog Emma Lisa 👏🏼 Thanks Remi

Emma Lisa
Emma Lisa
Oct 26, 2021
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Thank you kindly Remi I am glad you have enjoyed it. And yes using fruits, veggies, herbs and even edible flowers can add nutrition as well as flavour your water naturally! Definitely give it a try.

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Oct 18, 2021

Never thought to put chis seeds in my water before now!! What a great idea, I know they are so good for your gut health. Thanks Em xx