18 Delicious Infused Water Recipes With Fruit, Herbs and Essential Oils – Got Oil Supplies

How to make infused water recipes with fruit, herbs and essential oils.

Today is National hydration day.  Nothing says hydration on a hot summer day like some infused water!  I think most of us need to consume more water than we do.  I love water, and I love water when it is dressed up a little with some yummy essential oils, fruits, vegetables, and herbs!  Check out our 18 fruit infused water recipes with essential oils below.

Have you ever wanted to know how to make infused water?  Making infused water is SO simple.  Not only is it easy, but it’s nutritious too.  I think you’re going to be hooked once you try out these infused water ideas.

For all infused water recipes below, they are perfect for a quart sized jar.  If you would like to make a pitcher to share with your friends and family, then you can double or quadruple the batch, per your discretion.  We like to use stainless steel straws with our drinks too.  It helps to reduce waste in the landfills with plastic straws, and the stainless steel is colder and helps you to enjoy a cold drink too!

Infused Water Recipes Instructions:

All of the infused water recipes need some way to suspend the essential oils throughout the water, so the oils don’t all float to the top.  For this purpose, you have a couple of choices.  You can either use a pinch of Himalayan sea salt, or you can use a little honey (or both, why not?).  The sea salt has a ton of different minerals that our bodies need, and it is also quite hydrating too.  The salt will dissolve in the water, but some may not like the taste.  If you don’t like the taste of the beverage using salt, either add honey or just use honey instead of the salt.  When adding the essential oils, I try also to put the oils on the salt or the honey so that it is easier to emulsify in the water.

You don’t have to add either salt or honey.  If you choose to omit the honey, just be sure to give the water a good shake before you drink it because all of the essential oils will be floating on the top.

For these infused waters with essential oils, I am also using real fruit and herbs in the jars to add more nutrition and flavor.  You can omit them and just use the essential oils if you don’t have them on hand.

Either add ice to your mixture if you plan to drink it immediately, or make these up ahead of time and put them in your fridge to chill and let the ingredients combine.  If you have leftover fruit/herbs, you can freeze them into an ice cube tray.  Then next time you want to make this, you can just pop a few ice cubes into your jar.  Making your fruit water is so easy, you will wonder why you haven’t done this before.

In the comments be sure to tell us what recipes you try!

Mintade – Infused Water with Peppermint and Lemon

The name says it all.  Yummy peppermint, and lemon!  This recipe has a clean, bright taste that is refreshing and will leave you satisfied.

  • One lemon sliced
  • A few crushed peppermint leaves (5-8 is good)
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • One drop peppermint essential oil
  • Pinch of sea salt or a tsp of honey

 

Fruit Stand – Infused Water with Mandarin Oranges, Apple, and Lemon

Lots of the yummy tastes of summer combined to make one delicious infused water.  It’s fun to find uses for some essential oils I don’t often use like Kumquat essential oil.

  • 1 Clementine peeled and quartered.
  • 1/2 An apple cut into slices
  • 2 Slices Lemon
  • 2 Drops Mandarin Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Lemon Essential Oil

 

Taco Tuesday – Spicy Infused Water with Jalapenõ, Lemon, and Lime

Are you looking for something a little sweet, and a little spicy?  This recipe is the ticket!  Can you picture this drink paired with Taco’s, Fajitas, Quesadillas, and Nachos?  Oh man, my mouth is watering already.  Kick up the heat, or tone it down depending on your tolerance by reducing or adding more jalapenõ slices.  Be sure to wear gloves to cut the jalapenõ and be careful not to get it in your eyes.

  • One small fresh jalapenõ or 1/2 of one large, sliced and seeds removed.
  • 1 Lime cut up into slices
  • 2 Slices Lemon
  • 1 Drop lemon essential oil
  • 2 Drops Lime essential oil

Pinã Colada – Sweet Infused Water with Pineapple, Oranges, and Coconut

Whether you are sitting on the beach or your back porch enjoying the summer, doesn’t anything pinã colada sound so good?  The sweetness of the pineapple, orange, and coconut water is a sure fire win!  Even if you can’t be in a tropical location, you can take your taste buds there.

  • 1/3 C cut up pineapple
  • 1 Cutie
  • Splash of coconut water
  • 1 Drops Tangerine Essential Oil
  • One drop mandarin essential oil
  • 2 Drops Orange essential oil

Lemony Licorice – Infused Water with Fennel and Lemons

Any fennel lovers out there?  Tangy lemons and sweet fennel combine to make this tasty drink.  Also great for soothing an upset tummy.

  • 1 Half Lemon Sliced
  • Two drops lemon
  • One drop fennel

Gingerade – Infused Water with Ginger and Lemon

  • 1 Inch piece of ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • 2 Drops Ginger
  • 1 Drop Lemon

GrapeMint – Infused Water Recipe With Grapefruit and Mint

  • 1/2 grapefruit sliced or cut into wedges
  • a few crushed mint leaves (5-8)
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • One drop mint essential oil

Apple Cinnamon – Infused Water Recipe With Apples and Cinnamon

Apples and cinnamon often remind me of winter.  Bring this wintertime favorite to summer with this chilled infused water recipe.  Start with one drop of cinnamon and add more as desired.  Cinnamon is great for getting your metabolism and circulation going.   I find the combination of apples and cinnamon just so comforting.

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Apple Sliced (pick a juicy variety)
  • 1 Drop Cinnamon Essential Oil

Infused Water Recipe Ideas With Essential Oils

Cherry Limeade

Cherry limeade is a favorite around our house.  Unfortunately, it is usually laden with so much sugar and things that I don’t want my kids to consume.  Enter the cherry infused water recipe!  This sweet and sour beverage is something I think you’re going to love.

  • A few cherries pitted
  • 1/2 lime
  • Three slices lemon
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • One drop lemon essential oil

Orangery – Orange, and Blueberry Infused Water Idea

A couple of sweet yummy fruits collide together to create this infused water masterpiece.  Not only do the flavors pair well together, but it just looks all around beautiful.  It’s almost too cute to drink… almost!

  • 1 Orange or Clementine peeled and sectioned
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • One drop orange essential oil
  • 1 drop mandarin essential oil

 

Rosemary Lemon – Infused Water With Rosemary Herb and Lemon

Herbs to mean is freshness.  I love using fresh herbs in cooking and these fun waters.  They are so light, bright and clean.  They add so much to any drink.  It’s fun to add herbs with something maybe a little sour like a lemon.  Mix it up and try lime for another fun twist.

  • 1 Sprig of rosemary (crush leaves)
  • 1 Sliced Lemon
  • 1 Drop Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Rosemary Essential Oil

Cucumber Mint

The lightness that comes from cucumbers is sure a delight in these specialty drinks.  Add some mint, and this is one cooling, fresh drink you are going to want over and over again.

  • 5 Slices cucumber
  • 5-8 Mint Leaves Crushed
  • 1 Drop Peppermint Essential Oil

Cucumber Lemon

Again with that freshness of cucumber.  This recipe is a summer’s delight to have around from the garden.  Cucumbers make excellent additions to water.  This one with a twist of lemon is sure to be satisfying!

  • 5 Slices Cucumber
  • 4 Slices Lemon
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

 

Very Berry

Berries are a summers favorite of many around the world.  This drink is festive enough to be served at your next 4th of July party.  Red, white and blue drinks are always a hit.  Fresh raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries adorn this cold infused water.

  • 3 Strawberries sliced
  • 6 Raspberries
  • Small handful of Blueberries
  • 2 Drops Kumquat Essential Oil

Pineapple Cucumber

The freshness of sweet Hawaiian pineapple paired with the refreshing cucumber makes this drink extra special.

  • 5 Cucumber Slices
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Pineapple
  • 2 Lemon Slices
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Watermelon Mint

Watermelon is summer’s sweetheart.  Nearly all backyard bbq’s have a watermelon at it.  Why not make a refreshing drink to go along with that summer bbq?

  • 1/2 Cup Cubed Watermelon
  • 5-8 Mint Leaves Crushed
  • 1 Drop Mint Essential Oil

Grape / Orange Infused Water

A sweet combination of grapes and oranges make up this yummy infused water.

  • 1/3 Cup sliced grapes (so they can release their juices)
  • I orange peeled and quartered
  • 1 Drop Orange Essential Oil

Breath Freshener – Infused Water with Spearmint, Lemon, and Lime

On your way to a meeting or visiting with friends and family?  This combination is a great one to drink while you are sitting around with a group of friends or if you have a big presentation and need fresh breath!  The sweetness of the spearmint and tang of lemon and lime is a great combination.

  • 5-8 Spearmint Leaves
  • 3 Slices Lemon
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 2 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Lime Essential Oil

Infused water recipes for a hot summer day made with essential oils

Infused Water Ideas & Tips:

  • Add all the ingredients to a jar, put a lid on and give it a good shake to help evenly distribute the essential oils and flavors.
  • Use what fruits, veggies, and herbs you have on hand.  There are so many fun combinations for flavored waters that you can come up with. The possibilities are nearly endless.  Don’t be afraid to use up what you have already in your fridge.
  • Use remaining berries and herbs up by putting them in ice cube trays.  Then, cover with water and freeze.  Now you have the most fun ice cubes that will add some flavor and entertainment as it melts.
  • Plant some mint and spearmint bushes.  Buying mint in the store can get very expensive.  You can grow mint and spearmint (and lots of other yummy flavors and varieties that you can’t buy in the grocery store) in pots on your porch if you don’t have room in the garden.  Planting your mint and herbs will save you time and money.  Additionally, you will have plenty of mint for all of your infused water recipes!
  • Kick the sugar cravings.  Does you or someone you know have a habit of reaching for a soda can to quench their thirst?  Try to replace cans of soda with jars of infused water slowly.  It sometimes helps to have flavored water when making the transition over from pop drinking.
  • Use sparkling water.  Want to kick your infused waters up a notch?  Use sparkling water instead of still water.  You can buy infused waters in the store that are sparkling, but they cost a fortune.  Doing it yourself is much cheaper, and you know what ingredients went into making your yummy drinks.
  • Get your kids involved.  Got a picky eater?  Just introduce a fruit or vegetable into some water where they don’t have to eat it.  Then your children can get used to the flavor.
  • Less can be more!  Especially since you add your essential oils to your drink, just start with 1-2 drops of each oil.  Then, give it a shake, taste it and add more if needed.
  • If you mix up your drink and let it sit in the fridge to meld, your flavors will become stronger and combine better.
  • If you put multiple drops of essential oil into your infused water, be cautious to not ingest too many of the same oil in a day.  See a certified aromatherapist for more information.
  • Speaking on the essential oils, be sure that the oils you are putting into your drinks are high quality.  Read the labels or contact the manufacturer to see if the oils have been cleared and can be taken internally.
  • Use organic fruits/vegetables/herbs when possible.
  • Use unchlorinated water when possible.  If your water has chlorine in it, you can let it sit out on the counter for a few hours, and it will evaporate out.

Infused water is something our family has enjoyed for years.  When we have a family get together we like to pull out this giant water container that has a place to put your fruits and veggies down the middle.  Only in the past couple years did we start adding essential oils which helped to flavor the water and support our bodies in other ways.

As you can see the recipes you can make up are just about endless.  Start experimenting with fruits, vegetables, herbs and essential oils and start making your own infused water recipes.  Fruit water is some of our favorites around here!  Then, once you get brave, you can add vegetables.  Once you learn how to make infused water recipes, you will never go back.  I told you learning how to make your own infused water recipes was going to be fun!  These recipes are so easy to do, help you use up leftover fruits and veggies and add some extra nutrition to your day.

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