Cucumber Lemon Lime Infused Water

Hello Lovely,

Infused water boasts the benefits of boosted metabolism, detoxification and a much needed dose of re-hydration throughout the day instead of the usual afternoon grogginess.  But what is infused water?  It’s an infusion of fruits and vegetables which may result in absorption of vitamins.  It’s a tasty alternative to plain H20 and even more fun to make!  With blends fresh herbs (basil, mint) and fruit options (raspberry, lemon and strawberry), the possibilities are endless and fun!

A light in flavor but effective recipe involves the humble cucumber.  We all know the digestive benefits of Citric acid and vitamin C found in lemon and lime, but cucumber also has two important components for digestion, namely water and fibre.  By combining these three into an 8oz. glass of water, you are detoxing your body in a refreshing and all natural way.

Cucumber Lemon Lime Infused Water

Ingredients

  • 8 slices each of fresh cucumber

  • 5 slices of fresh lemon

  • 3 slices of fresh lime

  • 1 8 oz glass

  • 7 oz water

Directions:

  1. Place sliced fruits into the glass and add 7 oz. of cold water.  Mix for 2 – 3 minutes and let settle.

  2. For the best results, let the infused water sit for 1- 2 hours room temperature or 3-4 in the fridge for optimum flavor.  The benefits of citrus is that they infuse quickly and can be ready in minutes.

  3. After awaiting the desired time you can place the water in a bottle if you’re on the go or in a glass pitcher to serve to guests.  I’m sure your friends would like to try this fruity concoction also!  I’ve chosen the amount of slices based on the flavor I want infused the most.  You can increase the size and amount of slices to your liking.

Remember, fresh fruit items should be removed from the water, if it is not being consumed that day to avoid decomposition.

Have you ever tried infused water? What is your favourite ingredient? Share with us your latest recipe

Cucumber and Lime Face Mist

Merry Christmas Everyone! Unfortunately I'm going to have to cut this post short. I'd love to tell you all about my holiday rendezvous, but it shall have to wait for another time. Today I'm giving you guys a quick tutorial on something I gave my friends this year as Christmas gifts!

 

DIY CUCUMBER & LIME FACE MIST

As the weather cools down, our skin tends to dry up - here we're combining the cooling properties of cucumber & healing benefits of vitamin e for this DIY Cucumber & Lime face mist! Guaranteed to hydrate & refresh. 

You'll Need:

- 1/2 cucumber

- peels of 2 limes
- 2 Vitamin E caps or 2 capfuls of Vitamin E Oil

Instructions:
1. Add cucumber & lime peels to a bowl, fill with boiling water & let sit overnight.
2. Strain, add vitamin e liquid.
3. Funnel into spray bottle. (I used a coffee filter for a funnel, since we don't have one).
4. Shake & enjoy!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial and I hope you try it for yourself or a friend (share the love right? It's Christmas!) I tried it on my face, after washing, and my skin felt so soft and clean! The cucumber really is refreshing and the Vitamin E keeps my skin hydrated for hours! Tomorrow, I'll share a quick and easy Christmas recipe for when your relatives tell you last minute that you're in charge of dessert!

(And if you want to know how I tied the ribbon, check out the video below)

Until then,

XoX

Olivia