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How to Make Your Own Wellness Shots

By Chloe Barth

Wellness shots, or mixtures of herbs, spices, and juices, have been on the rise for a few years now and are said to have major health benefits. Some have specific attributes, such as boosting immunity, energy, or gut health. While there are not many studies conducted on wellness shots specifically, their individual ingredients are proven to have various long-term benefits when taken regularly. But they’re also expensive. In stores, shots often sell for around $4 for a 2.5 oz. shot. Alternatively, you can make your own at home or in your dorm to save money long-term. The recipe below is my personal favorite, tried-and-tested recipe to improve your all-around health.


  • 4 large oranges
  • 4 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Juice the oranges and lemons separately or together. If you do not have a juicer, you can buy orange juice and lemon juice and use 3 cups and ½ cup, respectively. Most store-bought juice will have additives that are not suggested for wellness shots, though, so opt for homemade whenever possible. After mixing the base, add each of the following ingredients one at a time, making sure to mix thoroughly in between ingredients. Cayenne pepper has the strongest taste out of all of these. If you are new to wellness shots or do not handle your spice well, omit the cayenne until you get used to the rest of the ingredients first. The taste will be strong, but bearable, and can be diluted with more juice.

Yields: approx. 22 fl oz, or enough for 10 2.5 oz servings.

Wellness shots cannot be used in place of medicine, but supplement your diet beautifully. I take one wellness shot each morning to start my day, and store the rest of the juice in bulk in my fridge. You may choose to enjoy however you like!

As an avid lover of all things writing related, Christine is a born story-teller. She is a junior at Manhattan College majoring Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring NYC, binge watching The Office, or enjoying a good cup of tea. She joined Her Campus after transferring to MC and absolutely fell in love with it! She is currently the Campus Correspondent of her chapter, and hopes her articles can entertain and inspire women everywhere. After college, she plans to continue writing and hopes to publish a book one day. Be sure to check out her college lifestyle blog Christineeve.com!