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Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Wollemi » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 9:55 am

A large supermarket chain is currently offering 1L bottles of water... infused with the flowers of 6 plants, 5 of which are native to Australia. Any benefit?
They say it has no flavour, so I wonder why they even bother.

Ingredients
Spring water, spring water enhanced with flower essence dilutions (Crowea, Black-eyes Susan, Bush Fuchsia, Banksia Robur, Boronia, She-oak)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudbeckia_hirta - Known as Black-eyed Susan in N.America. Article mentions ...plant also is a traditional Native American medicinal herb in several tribal nations; believed in those cultures to be a remedy, among other things, for colds, flu, infection, swelling...

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds ... eyed-susan - Thunbergia alata

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/prod ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Orion » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 10:26 am

It's a marketing ploy. People believe in magic and will pay for magic potions.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby CraigVIC » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 7:11 pm

Handy size and shape bottles though.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Huntsman247 » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 7:24 pm

The description uses the term 'soft'. Maybe referring to the hardness of the water? If that's the case then it has some health benefit but worth buying in bottle form? Probably not.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Neo » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 9:15 pm

CraigVIC wrote:Handy size and shape bottles though.


Yup! Best one litre around.
The water is fine. You can find a mini juice pop top lid to reuse on these one litre bottles too.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby wildwanderer » Fri 06 Sep, 2019 10:29 pm

CraigVIC wrote:Handy size and shape bottles though.


:D glad I'm not the only one that buys water for the size and shape of the bottle and it's suitability to fit in my pack side pockets.

I'll have to check out this botanical stuff, pour out the holy water and refill with the tap.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby ChrisJHC » Sat 07 Sep, 2019 3:48 pm

FYI you can also buy “Alkaline Water” that comes in 1.5L bottles.
For me that’s the perfect size to fit inside my titanium mug and then go in the outside side pockets of my pack.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby crollsurf » Sat 07 Sep, 2019 6:20 pm

I have a real problem buying bottled water. The tap and soda stream works for home but the bushwalking options don't match the PET bottles environmentally or for reliability. I'll hunt these down. Could be BS but I like the feel good and should get at least 50 refills out of them.

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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Lamont » Sat 07 Sep, 2019 6:31 pm

I am certain it is excellent stuff from a highly reputable company.
By the by, I have some swampland on the 90 mile beach for sale if anyone is interested. I expect it to sell fast. Superb views!
Please send enquiries to the Societe'.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby north-north-west » Thu 26 Sep, 2019 7:58 am

Bottled water is evil. Reusable bottles are an acceptable excuse for buying the stuff, but how many 1L bottles does one need?
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby CraigVIC » Thu 26 Sep, 2019 9:21 am

Over the years I've seen claims that it's not safe to reuse disposable bottles but I've tended to put that in the urban myth pile and have a couple of these bottles that I have reused many times. They're pretty scratched up but still going strong and seem quite durable.
Given the huge price difference with nalgene etc there's got to be some downside, but it's not obvious to me.
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Re: Water with 6 flower infusions

Postby Orion » Thu 26 Sep, 2019 1:39 pm

You're gonna die. But probably not because you reuse a plastic bottle.
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