Fruit-infused water is a great way to make your clients feel pampered – while also encouraging them to stay hydrated and providing them with the extra benefits that fruits and herbs bring to the skin and their overall health.
Where do you start?
Here are a few of our favorite recipes. Add these ingredients to water pitchers in the morning or the night before, so they’ll be ready and waiting when your clients arrive.
Any combination of these three ingredients makes for a fantastic glass of fruit-infused water. Experts encourage people to drink lemon water every morning to balance the body’s pH levels and kickstart the liver in detoxifying the body. Strawberries pack a punch that contains both Vitamin C and antioxidants to protect your body from free radicals. And mint not only improves digestion – it makes breath smell better too!
Pro tip: if you freeze the strawberries, you can add them to the pitcher of water like ice cubes. They will keep your water cold throughout the day in addition to providing the benefits mentioned above. (Plus, they’ll stay good longer so you or your staff won’t have to replace them as often.)
Basil in water? You better believe it. Grab a few slices of basil and add them to watermelon juice or any type of melon-infused water. Why melons? Because they (watermelons, honeydews, cantaloupes, and so on) offer extra punches of hydration and collagen-producing vitamins to keep the skin looking young.
While watermelon isn’t as solid as honeydew or cantaloupe, it makes a great addition to water if you have a fruit infusion water pitcher. These special pitchers have a filter that separates fruits and herbs from your actual water, making the pitcher easier to clean.
Cucumber and Citrus Water
A few slices of cucumber paired with a few slices of limes, lemons, or oranges is one of the best ways to help your clients jumpstart their morning! Cucumbers are a hydrating snack with magnesium, potassium, and silicon to promote skin health. Citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C and detoxify the system.
The great thing about fruit-infused water is that these recipes can be quite flexible. If you don’t have any lemons, limes, or oranges lying around, you can still get a great cucumber-citrus taste with the fruits that you do have in the office kitchen.
You can also add blueberries (or any berry of your choice!) to your water.
We chose this last recipe because it makes a great early morning de-stressing drink. Lavender is a calming ingredient. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants. And we all know that lemon makes for a great addition to any fruit-infused water.
If you have a fruit-infusion pitcher, you can use fresh lavender sprigs in your water. A few drops of lavender extract will also do the trick.
Have Fun with It!
Again, these recipes are very flexible. Add in a few ingredients at a time and talk to your clients to learn their preferences so you can customize your fruit-infused waters to include their favorite tastes.
Remember, in the beauty industry, it’s little personalized touches like this that can help you stand out. Who knows – people may be start coming to you because of your water infusion drinks!