Homemade Vitamin Water {Tiny Tip Tuesday}

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homemade vitamin water

You’ve heard of the commercial product called Vitamin Water, right? They come in all sorts of colors and flavors, and the producers (a subsidiary of Coca-Cola – ughh!) claim a whole list of health benefits from this magical water. Well, there’s been recent controversy over those claims, so what you’re really left with is essentially an overpriced bottle of colored, sugar water. Nothing healthy about that. But you know what is healthy? Making your own at home, of course!

I’d seen this idea passed around Homesteading/Survivalism’s Facebook page (awesome page!) a few months ago and thought it was really neat! I filed it away in the back of my mind and pretty much forgot about it, really.

Then last month, when we were visiting family down in Florida, my mom and I went to visit some friends, and my dear friend, Maram, made these gorgeous looking fruit-infused water coolers with strawberries, lemons and limes.

homemade vitamin water

They were so tasty and refreshing, and were a nice change from just plain water. Not to mention how beautiful they looked on the table!

I quickly snapped some pictures because I knew I had to share them with you all! They’re so easy to make and so customizable! I’ve included some links below with more info on the health benefits of real vitamin water (as opposed to the commercial stuff, which isn’t really vitamins or water), as well as some great flavor combinations you can try.


homemade vitamin water

Homemade Vitamin Water
Fresh fruits add natural sweetness and beautiful colors to your otherwise plain water.
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  1. 1 quart filtered water
  2. 1-2 cups fruit/veg (ie: strawberries, oranges, watermelon, cucumber, etc.)
  3. 2-3 tablespoons fresh herbs (ie: mint, rosemary, lavender, etc.)
  4. ice
  1. Slice fruit into very thin slices and add to a large pitcher.
  2. Lightly smash them with a wooden spoon to help release their juices.
  3. Gently bruise the herb leaves and add to the pitcher.
  4. Add ice, then fill pitcher with water.
  5. Allow to infuse for at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Water will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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For more tips and some great flavor combinations, check out these links:

Have you tried making your own vitamin water? What are your favorite flavor combinations? Please share in the comments!


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Sarah UmmYusuf is a former school teacher turned stay-at-home wife and mama with a passion for all things simple, natural, and homemade. She loves the natural world, and believes the solutions to many of the world’s ailments lie in nature. Her blog, , began as a way to document her family’s journey to a greener home, but has since become a thriving community and resource for those wishing to take small steps towards a more eco-friendly, natural and sustainable lifestyle. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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  1. says

    That is such a great idea and it sounds yummy, I’m going to have to try it! Thanks again for hosting, Sarah! Today I’m sharing my favorite 5 natural stain removers!

  2. says

    I always enjoy cucumber and mint water. I made vitamin water with a variety of citrus fruits once and it was a little too tart for me! Strawberries sound good and your water looks beautiful! :)

  3. Sandra Houtz says

    One time after a massage they gave me a glass of water and it tasted like watermelon and I said okay what is this … they sliced watermelon into the water … it was so tasty and then another time they had cut up cucumber into it … never thought to do that :) It was so tasty and no sugar needed! :)

  4. says

    Thanks again for the link up and pinning my Apartment Homesteading post last week! Your vitamin water would go great with today’s blog, How to naturally treat heat exhaustion #23. Have a great week!

    Amanda- Natural Living Mamma

  5. says

    Thank you for listing your Tiny Tip Tuesday Blog Hop with us at LinkyHere.com. We look forward to working with you!

    LinkyHere Team

    • Sarah says

      Absolutely, Paige! I’m also breastfeeding and this is so refreshing, and a nice change to plain old water.

  6. says

    Your vitamin water is a fabulous idea! What a tasty way to get so much nutrition! I guess when the water is gone, just throw the fruit into a blender and make a smoothie?

      • Keith Brooks says

        been told that okra ladies fingers into water cut top bottom off first is good for diabetics so wondered if you herd about this and think it would work putting it in with other fruit ect like your ieda above ?

  7. says

    Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party…hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

  8. says

    Thanks so much for linking up to Say G’Day Saturday! I just pinned this post and shared it on twitter and Facebook.

    I haven’t shared anything frugal or natural lately but when I do I’ll be sure to link up here!

    This week’s party has just started so I hope you can join in again!

    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Sarah says

      Thanks for sharing it, Natasha! :) I’ll definitely be over to share some more posts!

      You have a great weekend too. I’ll see you on Instagram :)

  9. says

    Hi Sarah! This is such a great post. But I need your help here. Since this is a new thing for me, can you suggest or recommend the fruits and herbs combination that you’ve tried so far? Which one you like most? Thank you =)

    • Sarah says

      Hey Sofia! My personal favorites are cucumber/mint or cucumber/melon, but I also love berries/citrus. At the bottom of the post, there are some links to some other great flavor combinations that I’ve found online, if you want to check them out. :)

  10. Kidder says

    The jar that you use looks as though it has a stainless spigot on it. Is that stainless steal? Where did you find this glass infusion jar?


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