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Gift Lab: How to Make Fruit-flavored H2O

April 18, 2013

Research
A glass water bottle with a built in fruit infuser. What a brilliant idea! is the first thought that came across my mind. I’ve never heard about this product and finding out about it would make a change in my lifestyle. All of my life I’ve grown accustomed to drinking soda and juice, neglecting water which is necessary to keep our bodies properly hydrated. Breaking this bad habit by using the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle would help me transition from my lack of water intake.

Hypothesis
Infusing fruits into water on a daily basis will lead to a healthier lifestyle and water being an essential part of my life.

Experiment
With a variety of fruits I will mix and match them and properly infuse them into water creating a couple of different types of fruitful H2O. Below was my favorite concoction.

Watermelon Lemon Basil Water
Step 1: Finely slice lemons into 6-8 pieces
Step 2: Cut watermelons into small cubes (10-12 cubes)
Step 3: Chop 8 basil leaves in half
Step 4: Take the center piece of the infuser and add lemons, watermelons, and basil leaves together.
Step 5: Place the top onto the center piece.
Step 6: Fill the glass water bottle with water.
Step 7: Place the center piece inside of the glass bottle and place the main top on to seal the bottle.
Step 8: Let the infusion begin! Wait 30 minutes until you drink the water. Enjoy!

Conclusion
This infuser is definitely a hit. After experimenting with different fruits my outlook on drinking water has changed. Using this product created a fun experience. Researching the different fundamentals of fruits and water helped me in having a want to drink water. It’s simple, it’s easy and I am becoming a water-loving person.

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40 Comments

  • Reply Anthony April 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Very well-written and straight to the point. A lot of us become so accustomed to drinking soda and fruit juice that we forget how essential water is. I’m glad that UncommonGoods has a product that encourages people to drink water while adding flavor and variety.

  • Reply Kenesha April 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Great job Jess! You look gorg! 🙂

  • Reply Colleen Tollhouse May 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Please, please, please make this in a larger size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Austin @ Water Bottle Infusers September 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    These water bottles are brilliant! They make me drink almost double the water that I normally drink! I was a heavy drinker of water to begin with but this is great! it is making me just that much more healthy.

  • Reply Karen October 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Are these Bottles BPA Free??? I question this as it is NOT stated….AND the fact that they are made in China makes me very wary about this important issue…..

    • Reply cassie October 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Hi, Karen. Thanks for asking! Yes, all of our food and drink products are BPA free.
      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Amy November 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Is the infuser glass? I bought a similar product and the infuser was not glass and my lemons/ limes ruined the infuser.

  • Reply cassie November 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Great question, Amy. The bottle is glass, the insert portion that holds the fruit is plastic, and the cap is stainless steel. Thanks for asking!

  • Reply Angela November 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I love the idea of this, but my only concern is about the fruit.. is it a waste of fruit because all the flavor goes into the water?

  • Reply Sue November 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Do you have to take the insert that holds all the fruit out to drink the water??

  • Reply cassie November 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Great question, Sue! You don’t have to remove the fruit to drink.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply carissa November 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Hey, would frozen fruit work with this water bottle?

  • Reply Abby November 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What makes this better than just putting fruit into a water bottle? The product looks interesting, but is it worth the money?

    • Reply cassie December 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      Hi, Abby! The chamber in the middle allows the flavor of the fruit to infuse the water, without bits of fruit actually getting into it. It also allows you to drink the water without having to strain the fruit out, so you don’t risk swallowing any chunks.

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Star November 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Hi. Is the fruit just left in the insert, in the same form as you put it in? Or, do you do something to crush or otherwise breakdown the fruit?

    • Reply cassie December 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Crushing or slicing the fruit will make the flavors seep out (and into the water) faster, but preparation isn’t required. Thanks for asking!

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Jodi December 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I live in a northern state where fresh fruit is not that flavorful, available or affordable during the winter months…would frozen fruit work?

  • Reply cassie December 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for the frozen fruit questions! We’re sorry it took a little while to answer, we just wanted to double-check with the maker of this good to make sure frozen fruit was OK. They confirmed that you can put frozen fruit in the chamber and you don’t even have to thaw it first! The flavor will infuse the water as the fruit defrosts.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Angela December 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Can you eat the fruit after, or does the flavor all go into the water?

    • Reply cassie December 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      You can eat the fruit after, but it won’t be as flavorful as it would have been before the infusion, because many of the delicious flavors are transferred from the fruit to the water.

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

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  • Reply stephanie December 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Is there some kind of protective sleeve for the bottle? I am having trouble finding one and am afraid I will drop and break the bottle.

    • Reply cassie January 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks for the question, Stephanie! Unfortunately, there isn’t a protective sleeve available for the bottle at this time. It is an interesting suggestion, though, so we’ll gladly pass it along to our merchandising team!

      Cassie| UncommonGoods

  • Reply Nancy December 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Does the top of the water bottles have a place to insert a straw?

    • Reply cassie January 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Nancy,

      The bottle does not have a special opening for a straw. Instead, it has a cap that completely unscrews for easy drinking and cleaning.

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply eleni March 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    FOR MY WATER I USE A CINNAMON STICK AND APPLE SLICES , VERY REFRESHING !!

  • Reply Alina Limberg May 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Does the bottle come with recipe suggestions?

  • Reply Cassie May 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Great question, Alina! The Fruit Infuser Water Bottle does come with a booklet that contains recipes. Thanks for asking!

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Mike H August 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Not much flavor is transferred to water with simple soaking. And most of the flavor that IS transferred will be bitters. Put all the fruit you want in a bowl of water sitting in the fridge and try it yourself – for free. I’ve tried this. It’s a fact. Common sense will tell you that.

  • Reply Gemma July 10, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Hi, can you leave the fruit in the chamber and refill the bottle multiple times or do you take the fruit out after so long?

  • Reply Pamela July 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    My Flavor Infuser Water Bottle did not come with recipes. Is there some place else I can get those recipes?

  • Reply Cassie July 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the question, Gemma. Yes, you can refill the chamber a few times using the same fruit. Just keep in mind that each time you reuse the fruit it will become less flavorful, because much of the fruit juice is leaving the fruit and getting infused into your drink each time you add more water.

  • Reply Cassie July 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for letting us know, Pamela! We’re sorry that you didn’t receive the recipes with your order. I sent them to you at the email address you left with your comment.

  • Reply Dawn Anne Gwartney-Delozier December 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I got this as a gift and did not get recipes. Could you send me the recipes?

  • Reply Beth January 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    What kind of drinking spout does this bottle have? Is it straw-like or more open like a plastic water bottle?

    • Reply Marisa January 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Thanks for your question, Beth. It doesn’t have a drinking spout, per se. When you unscrew the top, it’s like the top of a jar. You can drink the water right out of the bottle, or pour it into another drinking vessel.

  • Reply Janna January 10, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I love the idea of this water bottle. However, I, too, wish there was some sort of protective cover for the glass bottle. I have 2 young kids with me all day and I definitely do not feel comfortable using a glass water bottle. Also, my biggest complaint is the cover. I don’t like that it’s completely unattached. As a result, I have to screw it on and off and on and off every single time I take a sip (again fearful my kids will knock it over and spill it). Which is a pain because it’s so difficult to screw on….it doesn’t catch easily and doesn’t go on evenly.

    • Reply Marisa January 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thanks for that thoughtful feedback, Janna. Young kids do make everything a little more challenging! We’re passing your helpful comments on to our merchandising team because those are very good ideas!

  • Reply Patricia whatmough March 14, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I am just starting a detox diet,I have a refused bottle,but unfortunately ave no recipes.I don’t want to fail this detox diet due to boredom,so was wondering if you could possibly send me some recipes,as I want to put this bottle to good use.I am willing go pay if necessary, Thanking you in anticipation.

    • Reply Marisa March 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Hello, Patricia, thanks for writing.
      Aside from what you see here in our Gift Lab, we don’t feel we should make recommendations for anyone’s diet. We are not detox experts and so we don’t know what a real detox recipe would need to include or exclude. But if you do a web search for “detox water infusion recipes” or something similar, we bet you’ll come up with a whole lot of super healthy ideas that will also taste good and not be boring!

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