Many of you have probably seen the herbal waters that are on the market today. They taste great, are refreshing and are a great alternative to plain water. However, they are expensive and those plastic bottles they come in are bad for the environment. Did you know you can make your own? It is easy, I recommend using fresh herbs and cold water (some dried herbs are o.k. but you don't want to make a tea, so fresh is better and stay away from the hot water). You just need a vessel and an infuser. I recently made lavender mint water and it tasted amazing, it was calming and cooling and so refreshing. I just added two tablespoons of lavender buds and some fresh mint leaves to my infuser. I poured cold filtered water over the infuser and I let it sit for about an hour. I then strained the water through a cheesecloth into a pitcher (to filter out any tiny debris from the herbs). It was amazing! Try it...it is a great way to get the benefits from herbs and to hydrate on a hot day! REMEMBER: If you are pregnant or nursing consult a doctor before consuming herbs. It is also important to do a little research on side effects and allergic reactions to make sure the particular herbs are right for you!
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