I think we've all become a bit of a drink snob, no? I couldn't possibly be alone on this.

I mean, let's be honest - it's a damn near luxury to drink water without hazardous chemicals now a days.

So let's talk H2o ...

Personally, I source my drinking water from Mountain Valley Spring water and I request GLASS bottles. As for the sink or the shower, I have a filter that I purchased on amazon.

Reasons not to drink from plastic or aluminum cans

    • BPA and other plastic toxins such as phthalates, can then make their way into your bloodstream, which can cause a host of problems including various cancers as well as liver and kidney damage.
    • The plastic bottles could be older, having sat in a hot warehouse or on a truck for an extended amount of time allowing allowing the plastic chemical to leak into the water.
    • BPA is that it acts as a faux-estrogen, and when consumed in water through leaching plastic it can cause a variety of chromosomal abnormalities that have been tied to birth defects and developmental disabilities in children - plastic water bottles have been linked to fertility issues as well
    • While more manufacturers are choosing to label their bottles BPA-free plastic water bottles, they are typically using Type 7 plastic which is a known endocrine disruptor. Number 7 plastics are used to make baby bottles, sippy cups, water cooler bottles and car parts. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic food containers often marked on the bottom with the letters “PC” by the recycling label #7
    • Higher levels of BPA in the bloodstream has been said to correlate to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other major disease.
    • Both BPA and BHPF have been found to disrupt the hormones in our bodies. In particular, both have a significant effect on estrogen levels in both men and women; directly correlated to weight management problems.
    • Studies prove that more than 90% of plastic bottled water have Microplastics inside of the water itself
    • Lastly - it's almost impossible to reuse a plastic water bottle as they are a breeding ground for bacteria; so plastic water bottles are tossed in the trash or outside at an alarming rate and therefore our disposal of plastic has become simply unmanageable.


Structured water, filtered water, spring water from the source, glass bottled water


Now that we've got that out of the way, let's move on to my daily go to drinks, shall we?

FIRST THING IS FIRST, warm water lemon with a glass straw (to protect the enamel on my teeth)


Let's continue...

  • water with chlorophyllchlorophyll detoxes the blood provides vitamins. & minerals and may help protect the body from carcinogens.

  • water with electrolytes - when we sweat, and feel dehydrated, the body is in need of salt replenishment. Lack of potassium causes dehydration in a big way, finding an electrolyte powder with both potassium & magnesium is the way to go

  • herbal blend tea 1-2 x per day -  Slowly seep ANY herbal blend into a nice hot glass of water and add a little local, raw honey if you like. The benefits of drinking an herbal blend are outstanding; anti-inflammatory, anti viral, calming, soothing to the digestive tract and throat, nutrient dense for your cells & intestinal walls. (I sell many here on the site)

  • Organic decaf coconut milk latte - I don't have coffee everyday but when I do, it's always decaf as to not spike my adrenals and it's always organic. I skip the Starbucks, dunkin and the Nespresso. Most coffee is full of mold & chemicals. I use Mount Hagen instant freeze dried organic coffee from amazon or Whole Foods with water, and I froth organic coconut milk with raw local honey too. In addition, I add a super blend of minerals, herbs & mushrooms called Alcami Elements which has a nice caramel consistency.

  • smoothie or green juice - if I opt for a green juice I usually make it myself so that I can ensure there are no added sugars. My favorite go to green juice would be lots of lemon & celery. As far as a smoothie, I use frozen wild blueberries, coconut water, barley grass powder, spiralina, Atlantic dulse, & cilantro.

  • coconut water - I drink coconut water every single day. It's said to have potassium & the ability to truly hydrate besides it tastes DELICIOUS. Costco sells an incredible one that tastes just like Harmless Harvest. It's kept in the refrigerated section and the coconut water itself is organic and pink! (from Thailand)

  • Organic tarte cherry juice before bed, or I take the tarte cherry tincture by Leefy organics.


 As always, for any questions, links or tips please send me an email to nicole@selfrituals.com or dm me on instagram


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