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How to Make Cucumber Spa Water

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Cucumber spa water is a great way to avail of the benefits of cucumber.

Cucumber spa water is a great way to avail of the benefits of cucumber.

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Cucumber Slices

 Cucumber makes a cool water drink so why not create your own recipe?

Cucumber makes a cool water drink so why not create your own recipe?

Cucumber Water ~

Cucumbers are a great fresh fruit to have in your fridge not only to eat but to use in your very own spa water recipe and for utilising in home spa treatments.


It’s cooling, refreshing and tightening properties are a fact when you use a cucumber for skin benefits.


Many people ask the question what I can make with cucumbers?


Well apart from food recipes and beauty products, I am here to broaden the list of uses by showcasing Cucumber Spa Water, with an easy to make, no nonsense recipe, benefits of ingredients, tips and alternative suggestions.

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Keep Hydrated Drink Water

The key to a healthy body and mind  We need water to survive.

The key to a healthy body and mind We need water to survive.

Eight Glasses a Day ~

Are you struggling to drink your recommended eight glasses of water a day?

I know I find it harder in the winter months to drink water regularly. This cucumber recipe is more refreshing, more beneficial and tons more appealing in my quest to drink more water.

Buying bottled water has become a non entity in my bid to cut down on spending needlessly.

Considering I would have bought at least 2 bottles of mineral water a day at easily €1.40 a bottle, it was costing me €9.80 per week.

An expense I don’t need and would be served better by spending the money on good organic cucumbers, lemons and mint as I do not grow my own at present.

I have found by adding a few extra ingredients has really improved the overall taste and appeal factor to tap water.

A pitcher of chilled, iced cucumber and lemon water looks so much more inviting on a dinner table than a plain jug of water, don’t you think?

Let us look at the benefits of this Spa Water and the three key flavours ~

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Pure Health in a Glass

design your own cucumber water in whatever presentation style you like.

design your own cucumber water in whatever presentation style you like.

Grow or Buy Organic Cucumbers

organic cucumbers are free of pesticides and a healthier option for your diet.

organic cucumbers are free of pesticides and a healthier option for your diet.

Benefits of Cucumber Spa Water ~

  • Zero Calories
  • Chemical Free
  • Natural Flavours
  • Refreshing
  • Easy to Drink
  • Better Food Digestion
  • Healthy Skin
  • Use in Conjunction with a Calorie Controlled Diet
  • Flushes Toxins
  • Diuretic

Benefits of Cucumbers ~

  • Anti- Inflammatory
  • Anti- Cancer Benefits
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Peeled skin gives sweeter flavour
  • Naturally cools drinks and skin

Benefits of Lemon ~

  • Stimulates Liver Function
  • Strengthens Veins
  • Lowers High Blood Pressure
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Citric Acid, Vitamin C
  • Fights Colds, Flu and Fever

Benefits of Mint ~

  • Aids Digestion
  • Stops Colitis
  • Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Vitamins A, C and B12
  • Natural Diuretic
  • Minty- Fresh Breath
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Fresh Lemon a Perfect Partner with Cucumber

A slice of lemon in water is an excellent  internal cleanser and will make skin glow.

A slice of lemon in water is an excellent internal cleanser and will make skin glow.

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Grow Your Own Mint

fresh mint leaves are packed with goodness and add a distinctive mint flavour to water.

fresh mint leaves are packed with goodness and add a distinctive mint flavour to water.

Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Spa Water

Cucumber Spa Water Recipe ~

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber sliced and unpeeled

½ Lemon sliced

4-5 Mint sprigs

2 litres tap water

Ice cubes

You Will Need:

1 Jug or Pitcher to fit in fridge

Method:

  • Fill Jug with cold tap water.
  • Add in sliced cucumber, keeping 6 aside for decoration later.
  • Add slices of lemon.
  • Add 3 mint sprigs and give a stir to mix.
  • Pop it into the fridge to chill. 24 hours if possible will give the best results.
  • When serving, remove the cucumber slices and replace with the 6 kept aside.
  • Add ice cubes, give a stir and add the remaining 2 mint sprigs.

Tips:

The longer you leave the cucumber chilling the better.The cucumber, lemon and mint will infuse the water with maximum flavour.

Ideal to serve this at family dinners, parties and any special occasions.

Keep a pitcher of this spa water in the fridge to use daily and you will find you are drinking more water keeping your water intake high. Aim to drink a glass at every meal plus in between each meal to hit your goal of eight glasses daily.

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Vote for Cucumber Spa Water

Other Water Spa ideas ~

  • Substitute lemons for lime, grapefruit or orange slices or both for a tasty alternative flavour with similar benefits.
  • Fruit flavoured tea bags, ideal for kids to get them off sugar based drinks. Buy a variety pack and let kids choose their own flavour. They will love the different coloured waters and be enthusiastic about drinking. Just pop them into cold water and that’s it, easy!
  • Be creative with ice cubes. Chop or grate little pieces of fruit, vegetables or herbs into your ice cube trays. Then add to your pitcher or individual glasses for added benefits and interest.
  • Squeeze juices from your fruit into the ice cubes for extra zing!
  • Strawberry, Watermelon, Lemon juice and Rosemary
  • Apple, Cucumber and Mint
  • Raspberry, Lime and Mint
  • Watermelon and Rosemary
  • Blackberry and Sage
  • Mix of all citrus fruits
  • Pineapple and Mint
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More DIY Beauty from The Author ~

  • Rosewater and Lemon Face Wash Recipe
    Making a rosewater and lemon face wash takes no time to make and will give you wonderful rejuvenated skin. You may also want to make your own rosewater using rose petals so read on for a face wash recipe and how to make your own rosewater.
  • Nettle Plant Tonic Recipe
    Nettle or Stinging Nettles make a powerful and beneficial tonic that is hard to beat. Growing wild nettle plants are available free of charge to make up into teas, infusions and tinctures that benefit the entire body.
  • Homemade Cucumber Face Wash Recipe
    A homemade cucumber face wash is easy to make and much more beneficial to your skin than store bought varieties. Here is a face wash recipe that is cost effective, chemical free and suitable for all ages, sexes and skin types.
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Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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How to Make Cucumber Spa Water Comments

poetryman6969 on April 27, 2015:

Sounds like a cool way to get some more water into the diet.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 01, 2013:

Hi bridalletter,

So good to hear feedback on the spa water! I love it as I said I find I drink so much more with it and it looks great on the table for meals and entertaining. i have found more people are drinking it so need to have a few jugs ready. Thanks so much for the link, really appreciate it. Will reciprocate whenever I can in hubs.

Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on June 30, 2013:

I have been enjoying the spa water for two days now. I was just drinking lemon water, so this is a nice addition. I left out the mint leaves, it is so easy to make and to drink. Love it and will enjoy it all summer! I added a link on my blog to your recipe too.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 22, 2013:

Hi WhatToCook,

Glad you found this useful and it can be made with different citrus fruits too for a change! Thanks very much for commenting, votes and share - much appreciated!

Brenda from Springfield, MO on June 22, 2013:

I have been trying to cut soda out of mu life, but hate the taste of water. This sounds like it might help me. Thanks for the share, voted up.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 15, 2013:

Hi Anita,

Good to have a fan of this and it is so refreshing all year to have. Cheers for your visit and comment :-)

Anita Saran from Bangalore, India on June 15, 2013:

Good hub. I will try your spa water. I had no idea that cucumber could be used this way.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on April 28, 2013:

Hi thehaplesshostess,

Good to hear you are a fan of this water it really makes a difference when you add the citrus to it and all citrus is lovely too! Appreciate your comments and visit!

BG from PA on April 28, 2013:

I do this frequently with citrus fruits - whatever it takes to get us to drink more water. Thank you for sharing this!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 21, 2012:

Hi lemonkerdz,

Glad to hear you will find this useful in drinking more water! High altitude is definitely something to watch. Delighted you are pinning and happy flavoured water drinking!!! :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 21, 2012:

Hi Cathy,

Wow, your certainly reading these homemade recipes! So happy you enjoy enough to comment. Tap water for me is just as good if you are lucky enough to live where the water IS good for drinking. Many places don't. Your water filter sounds cool! Thanks for the tweet, pin and support Cathy!! :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 21, 2012:

Hi Vespa!

Cucumber and Orange sound great too, any citrus fruit works well. We are in the cold wintery weather and it makes such a difference drinking this as it feels like a real drink and not just water!! LOL

Thanks for your continued support and great comments, you rock!!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 21, 2012:

Hi Pras!

Delighted this ticks the box for you, I have linked my hub to your Cucumber one, its mega interesting and so relevant to mine!! Thanks for letting me know, I missed it in your great line up of interesting hubs! Thanks for the votes and bookmark my friend!!

lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on November 21, 2012:

Thank you for your Spa water ideas. living in the altitude we have to drink so much more water to keep hydrated. just palin tap water does not and never has really interested me but has been a necesity. this hub will certainly help to put some interest in my daily drinking need. Thank you, wil pin this hub.

Ms. Immortal from NJ on November 21, 2012:

Excellent water recipe, makes hydrating even more healthy!

I love that you are discouraging bottled water which is not only adding to pollution but is not necessarily any better than tap water. I have installed a reverse osmosis water filter which I feel is a great alternative and there are also much less expensive filters we can attach to our faucets.

I pinned your recipe for future reference and tweeted.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 21, 2012:

This is a great way to encourage more consumption of water at home! A friend of mine used to make spa water with cucumber and orange slices...I love the sound of lemon and mint, too! As it gets warmer in Peru, I look forward to enjoy your recipe. Thanks so much! Another great one, Suzanne!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 20, 2012:

Dear friend, Suzie. I love this hub very much. It's about my passion to the herbal remedies, especially for cucumber. Because I have written about cucumber in one of my hub. I can easily find the cucumbers in traditional market. So, I'll bookmark this hub. Thanks for share with us. Vote up (useful, interesting, awesome).

Best wishes, Prasetio

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 19, 2012:

Hi Jamie,

Thanks very much! I was one to often forget about the fruits etc you can add to water too. If it can make me drink more it will work for everyone, hopefully. Appreciate your votes, shares and constant support of my work!

Jamie Brock from Texas on November 19, 2012:

This is a wonderful hub... and very inspiring. Water is the perfect drink for us and these look super refreshing. I keep forgetting that things can be added to plain water to make it more appealing. Thank you for sharing this.. will be saving to my "weight loss motivation" folder.. voted up, useful and sharing too :)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 19, 2012:

Hi teaches,

Cucumber and Pineapple sounds so interesting, I must give it a go too! Glad you are a fan of adding some flavour and goodness to water! Appreciate your comments as always! :-)

Dianna Mendez on November 19, 2012:

I love this flavor for water. I recently enjoyed some cucumber-pineapple water and that was really good. Thanks for the suggestions.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2012:

Hi rajan,

Thanks so much my friend! I will also link to yours. I linked to 2 of yours in a previous skin care one and will link to as many as I can as they are excellent sources of information. Hope you enjoy trying this later, appreciate all your support, votes and shares rajan!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2012:

Hi Pollyannalana!

What a funky name! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking an interest here. I know many places don't have great tap water so either buy distilled or bottled water. Hope you enjoy adding to it and find it refreshing and tasty! Many thanks again for commenting!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2012:

Hi rebecca!

Thanks so much, hope you give this a go even for when guests are with you, it is so inviting and I find everyone tends to try it even when they would not normally drink a glass with a meal. You votes and shares are much appreciated! :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2012:

Hi Crystal,

You are a star for your lovely comments, particularly when you said quality in your pocket! What a beautiful thing to say,thank you my friend! I don't know about that but I do love writing and passing on information in a way I hope translates well for readers. Glad you enjoyed this, I find it hard as I said so wanted to take a look at other ways to drink more water in an interesting and healthy way! Appreciate the votes and shares my friend!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 17, 2012:

Very interesting variation here and healthy too, Suzie. I've bookmarked to make later. The cucumber spa water looks delicious.Voted up, useful and interesting. Sharing this and linking to my hub on Drinking water and its benefits to health.

Pollyannalana from US on November 17, 2012:

I like this! Where I live I don't trust the tap water but buy gallons of distilled water being chemical free; is pretty economical. I will sure use your ideas, thank you so much.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 17, 2012:

I love cukes in salads and by themselves. I will try them externally. Thanks for the great suggestions using them for DIY cosmetics. Voted all up and shared for sure. You have a great series going!

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on November 17, 2012:

Another great hub Suzie! You are a terrific writer and you carry quality in your pocket. I do drink tons of water, but sometimes get bored with it, so these are great ideas for me to try. Voted up and useful and sharing.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 17, 2012:

Hi sg!

Great to see you and thank you so much for your great comments! Do give it a try as I really do find I drink more of this than just plain water. Kids find it fun too and I've found it is a great way to get them drinking natural drinks without the additives and sugars. Appreciate your votes! :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 17, 2012:

Hi Bill,

At last one for you Bill and billybuc! LOL Sorry I've been neglecting my male fans with the girlie stuff! Glad you enjoyed, they all sound delicious to me, being a real fruit person! Great way of using up fruit too if you have small bits left. Citrus ones are really refreshing and look great on the table with guests for dinner. Many thanks my friend for the encouraging words, votes and shares! Ciao! :-)

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on November 17, 2012:

This sounds like a great idea. I do have a hard time drinking enough water per day. This sounds delicious and would give me some incentive to drink more. I like this idea for my grandchildren too! Thanks for sharing this with us! Voted up and useful. :)

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 17, 2012:

Hi Suzie. This sounds great, will have to give it a try. Some of the other water spas sound really good also, pineapple, watermelon, etc. You are becoming the "Home DIY Guru". Great job. VU, sharing, etc...

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 16, 2012:

Hi Bill!

LOL, so you don't down your 8 H2O's daily then?? You are a hoot, and constantly bring a smile to my face. I have been so busy lately with so many different things going on but It's all good, keeping me off the street corners don't you know!! LOL Many thanks for your kind words, delighted you are enjoying these. Have a great weekend my friend!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 16, 2012:

8 glasses a day??? I would never leave the bathroom. LOL

You are establishing quite a niche for yourself my friend; very good job of cornering the Hub market with this idea. Each idea is fresh and unique and well-done!

Have a great weekend Irish!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 16, 2012:

Hi Jill,

Many thanks for commenting, my first one!! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed, I find it hard as I said in winter particularly to drink a glass of water never mind 8!! This does make it so much easier and tastes good! Thanks for the rating, appreciate it!

Jill Spencer from United States on November 16, 2012:

It is hard to "get in" 8 glasses a day! Cucumber water and water flavored with mint and lemon sounds very refreshing. Lovely!