Scented waters, easy recipes to have fun all summer long

Perfumed waters or Detox water… Personally, I don’t like this second name which implies that we want to treat ourselves. I prefer scented water. It’s so much more delicious and fun.

The principle of these waters is very simple. It’s about hydrating while having fun without an ounce of guilt.
I don’t know about you, but for me water is not that. And often I forget to drink. It’s when I start to feel the effects of lack that I force myself to hydrate.
Scented waters are the solution I found to drink without constraint. My kids are crazy about it too. For a long time, I prepared my scented waters in a decanter. The problem is that it was emptying much too quickly. Now I use a large jar with a tap. All you have to do is find a cool place for it and it’s scented water at will, all day long.

Classically, scented waters consist of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Afterwards, many formulas are possible. You can add tea, infusions, spices…

Scented waters:

Lemon, strawberry and lemon balm water:

In a large container pour the water, the cut strawberries, slices of organic lemon and lemon balm leaves.

Let stand for several hours. Herbs tend to spoil. Just take them off.

Serve with lots of ice.

Lime, mango and cardamom water:

In a large container, pour the water, the mango pieces, slices of organic lime and a few crushed cardamom seeds.

Let stand for several hours.

Serve with lots of ice.

Green tea, blueberry and lemon water:

In a French press, put green tea and crushed blueberries. Put the plunger and add slices of organic lemon and whole blueberries.
You can also use tea filters.

Let stand for several hours.

Serve with lots of ice.

Strawberry, rhubarb and vanilla water:

In a large container, put the water, the cut strawberries, a vanilla pod (the seeds already used for another preparation) and a dash of rhubarb syrup.

Let stand for several hours.

Serve with lots of ice. This version is super tasty!

Lemon water, mint:

In a large container, put the water, fresh mint, lemon juice, organic lemon slices and a spoonful of golden sugar.

Let stand for several hours. Mint tends to spoil quite quickly. Just remove it at that time.

Serve with lots of ice.



To finish: the large pot with tap is easily found in home stores. Similarly, jars with a lid and a rigid straw are easily found. It’s super convenient to take to the garden.
You can also recycle pretty canning jars. In this case, you can prepare several pots and take them on a picnic.
There are so many presentation ideas!


Likewise, the fragrance ideas are endless. Have fun!
I will add to this article as and when I find my favorites… I still have lots of cool ideas!

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