Easy Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Easy Homemade Electrolyte Drink

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Skip the Gatorade and make this simple Homemade Electrolyte Drink!

Oh my goodness, Mr. Native Texan was in bad shape last weekend.  The heat index was above 100° and he had so much yard work to do: mowing, weed-eating, pulling weeds, etc.

When he came in for lunch, he looked bad.  He seriously laid down on the floor.  Which isn’t the best idea in a houseful of boys, who promptly jumped on top of him.  Oops!

This Easy DIY Cooling Spray is helpful when you need to cool down, but Mr. NT needed more than a cooling spray…

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It’s amazing stuff

Of course we don’t keep Gatorade around, or even bottled juice.  So I whipped up a quick concoction to refuel and re-hydrate my hard working husband. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but he was super impressed.  In fact, he was amazed at how quickly he felt rejuvenated and ready to get back to work.

Later in the day, I made a second batch and walked it out to him.  Again, he was impressed.  This is amazing!  You should put it on the blog.

A healthy alternative to sports drinks

Here you go, my friends!  This Homemade Electrolyte Drink is easy, effective, and best of all–it’s actually good for you.  As opposed to the alternatives.  Have you read the ingredients list on regular “power drinks”?  Yikes!  

Use this good-for-you Homemade Electrolyte Drink the next time someone you love is overheated, dehydrated or in need of a general boost.  It’s also great for athletes, both before and after a workout.  For kids, you may want to increase the amount of honey.  

Update: Since I first started making this healthy electrolyte drink, I’ve learned to make it in large batches.  I thought you might like to know that it keeps just fine in the refrigerator.  When it’s really hot outside, I try to keep a pitcher of it handy at all times.  We treat it a bit like a concentrate, or like strong tea.  Greg drinks it straight, but the rest of us dilute it with water or ice cubes.

Another update: My favorite brand of unrefined sea salt now makes a super clean electrolyte powder that can be mixed with water.  Our whole family LOVES it, and I love the ingredient list.  This is our favorite flavor, and you can get 15% off your entire order with my code: KEEPITREAL.

By the way, have you tried a Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle?  Wow! Greg requested an insulated bottle to keep his water cold for hours.  We splurged on a Hydro Flask (two, actually) for his Father’s Day gift and he absolutely loves them.  Highly recommend!

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Easy Homemade Electrolyte Drink

  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Skip the sketchy ingredients in regular electrolyte drinks and use this easy homemade version instead! It’s actually good for you.


  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1.5 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • ice cubes
  • 35 drops Lemon essential oil (or citrus oil of choice: Lime, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit)


  1. Boil water.
  2. Place unrefined sea salt in a glass measuring cup (2 or 4 cup).
  3. Pour water into measuring cup and stir until salt is dissolved.
  4. Add honey to taste and stir well.
  5. Stir in ice cubes until mixture is sufficiently cooled.
  6. Add essential oil of choice and stir well.
  7. Pour into serving glass.



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  1. Kelly on 05/25/2017 at 12:06 am

    I have made this and enjoyed the taste of it!

    • Kathleen on 05/25/2017 at 3:03 am

      I’m glad you liked it, Kelly! 🙂

  2. Heather on 05/30/2017 at 2:29 pm

    What an awesome idea! Idk why I didn’t think of this, super simple, healthy, and things I usually have in my cabinet! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kathleen on 05/30/2017 at 3:59 pm

      So simple, right? Enjoy!

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