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Refreshing do-it-yourself beverages for the warmer months

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Spring and summer are seasons for refreshing, hydrating beverages. With hotter temperatures than normal being called for this year, finding ways to consume plenty of water is important. The beverages on this list will aid in doing just that, without all the chemicals and other unsavory ingredients found in store-bought products.

First, here are a few of ways to make the ice cubes used in these beverages more interesting:

Peppermint Sun Tea

Lemon Sun Tea

Chamomile Sun Tea


Lemon Water

Orange Water

Vitamin Water

Fruit Flavored Water

Homemade Fruit Juice

And here are a couple tips:

Share some of your easy warm weather beverages.

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