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Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer’s day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness
For my first Mother’s Day, my husband and daughter gifted me a spa package that included a massage.
Embarrassingly enough, it took me almost a full year to use it.
And I was so sad when I finally did because WHY IN THE WORLD DID I WAIT SO LONG?
(I promise this story is going somewhere. And I apologize for that line of yelling… but really, y’all. WHY? Why did I wait so long to pamper myself? And why don’t we all do nice things for ourselves more often, especially when someone else wants us to do that?)
As I sat in the relaxation lounge before my massage, I noticed a few jugs of spa water. Unable to help myself, I had to taste all of the renditions.
One was spicy.
One was veggie-centric, tasting of cucumbers.
The last was sweet, with hints of strawberry and pineapple.
They were all light and refreshing, the infusions just barely flavoring the water without overpowering it. They were so perfect and unique.
And I knew then that I needed to make myself spa water at home to combat the upcoming summer heat.
I decided to make my homemade spa water with Mountain Valley Spring Water, which happens to be my favorite brand. (Hey, I’m a Western Tennessee girl who spent a lot of time in Arkansas during my childhood, and I was introduced to this bottled water early on in life!)
Mountain Valley Spring Water is natural, American spring water from the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas that is bottled straight from the source. The brand has been around since 1871, and the water is unbelievably clean, crisp and refreshing.
You can find it at your local Whole Foods, and it’s well worth going out to find it because it works in this recipe beautifully.
Blackberries and mint are two of my favorite summertime flavors, so I knew I wanted to infuse their goodness into the Mountain Valley Spring Water.
I found some sweet, locally grown blackberries, sliced them, and tossed them into a pitcher. I added fresh mint sprigs from my small herb garden. Then I poured two liters of Mountain Valley Spring Water on top of them, stirred, then popped the pitcher into the fridge.
After an hour, the flavored water was ready!
And while I know flavored spa water doesn’t necessarily sound exciting when there is a world of drinks out there, take it from me: It’s incredibly refreshing and cold and is so very exciting when you’ve just come inside. Whether you’re back from a run or just popped outdoors to do some quick gardening. (Because nobody wants to garden for hours when the temperature gauge is near 100°F.)
And if y’all’s weather is anything like ours, you probably know this feeling well. And you know how wonderful a cold glass of crisp, flavored water goes down on a hot summer’s day.
Here’s how I made this spa water and how you can make your own:
Blackberry Mint Spa Water with Mountain Valley Spring Water
- 1 cup blackberries , rinsed and halved
- 8 small mint sprigs
- 2 liters Mountain Valley Spring Water
- Get a large pitcher out of the cupboard for this spa water to chill in.
- Add the halved blackberries and mint sprigs.
- Pour in the two liters Mountain Valley Spring Water.
- Transfer the pitcher to the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Enjoy chilled!
The longer the mint and blackberries steep in the water, the stronger the flavor they will add. Mint can be overpowering if too strong, so don't let this steep for more than a few hours... unless you really, really like minty spa water!
Have you ever tried Mountain Valley Spring Water?
Have you ever made spa water at home?