DIY Cucumber Spa Water

I’ve been having great fun all week with the rainstorms coming through. People think I’m nuts, but I adore rain. The light pitter patter as it begins, the crackling as the rain gets heavier, all building up to crescendos of thunder and lightning- and the smell of a fresh rain can’t be beat! I did my best to capture it with The 1st Battalion of the Spring Empress… But my fragrance blend pales in comparison to the real thing.

Having said that, I’m not the biggest fan of clouds. It seems like such an oxymoron, that I love rain and hate clouds… But I do. I get so blue when it’s overcast and gross out. And the air gets so disgustingly muggy. Rain and clouds? Yes, since the rain has to come from somewhere, I can overlook my hatred of clouds. No rain and clouds? Unforgivable mistake on the gods part. My Friend Who Remains Nameless jokes that I’m like a flower- I need lots of sun and lots of rain. Not enough sun, and I will wilt.

We’re coming off a really delightful storm, so the air is still clean and bright, and best of all, all my herbs are freshly washed! 🙂 so I decided to put together another spa water. I’ve been living off of AMP energy drinks, so my skin (and body) could use a little hydration!


This one is my favorite Go-To spa water in the summer, since the Mint Monster outside is so prolific! (Seriously, we planted maybe three mint plants a few years ago, and now we’ve got a 20’x10′ mint jungle. And we’ve TRIED to rip it out and return it to it’s former little 5’x5′ patch… It never works.)


1 cucumber, sliced

1 large lemon, sliced

1 handful mint (I used spearmint and peppermint)


Some form of vessel to hold it all.

As with the last spa water recipe, it’s super easy. Just layer the cucumber slices, lemon slices and mint sprigs in the container (I used a huge glass jar), top it with filtered water, and refridgerate it for at least an hour before enjoying!

I can usually get a week worth of water from this- everytime I fill a bottle or a glass, I add more water to the jar. I have a huge event this weekend, and am going to be filling every available thing with a lid, since the last thing I want it to get a dehydration head ache.

What do you guys think of this recipe? What did you think of the last Spa Water recipe?