Do you know what’s in your sparkling water? If you turn the can around and check the ingredients list, it may include “natural flavors.” Currently, the FDA makes it confusing to figure out what that actually means. As USA Today explains, brands “don’t need to explicitly state the origins of those flavors, while a single flavor can incorporate up to 100 different sources” including potential chemical food additives. Our take? No thanks. But just because we’re not interested in ingesting artificial flavors doesn’t mean we’re ready to wave goodbye to our favorite beverages, and we’re not the only ones. In 2019, The Washington Post reported that sales of soda substitutions have increased $2.5 billion since 2018. Thankfully, ThriveMarket.com is stocked with wellness-focused beverages you’ll love.
The History of Aura Bora
This plant-based sparkling water brand started after Paul Voge and his wife, Madeline, had a little fun with their SodaStream one night. The San Francisco-based couple had herbs and botanicals in the pantry and after a few experiments, the idea of Aura Bora followed.
Aura Bora Company Mission
Aura Bora’s sparkling water is made from fruits, herbs, and flowers—not artificial flavors. Its plant-based ingredients enhance your sparkling water experience and offer a drink that’s bold, daring, and refreshing.
Benefits of Aura Bora
In addition to the long list of benefits below (see ya, sugar!) each can features whimsical and colorful illustrations to highlight the key ingredients. The designs are all thanks to co-founder Paul Voge’s creative background and set the tone for what’s inside. All this plus one-of-a-kind herbs and unique combinations (like prickly pear and rose) lead to vivid, craveable flavors.
- No sugar
- No calories
- No sodium
- No artificial flavors
- Non-GMO ingredients
Top Aura Bora Products
Stock your pantry with these fruity and floral flavors from Aura Bora.
Lemongrass Coconut Sparkling Water
This can is infused with lemongrass and coconut for a tropical Thai-inspired vibe. You can enjoy every sip knowing it's free from calories, sodium, and sugar.
Lavender Cucumber Sparkling Water
Bring home the spa with a can of sparkling water that’s made with cucumber and lavender—no artificial flavors in sight.
Cactus Rose Sparkling Water
Natural prickly pear flavor, lemongrass, and rose flower extract instantly elevate your daily water drinking. Fruity and floral, it’s a no-sugar way to hydrate.
Thrive Market’s Best Drink Recipes
Whole30® mocktails, apple cider vinegar tonics, and wellness drinks to sip year-round—we’ve got all the drink recipes you need.
4 Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks to Make Now
ACV isn’t just for salad dressings and marinades. These four unique beverages (from a fizzy switchel to an after-dinner tonic) all benefit from a pour of one of your pantry’s all-star ingredients.
How to Make Homemade Oat Milk
DIY oat milk is easy and affordable to make—this blog post shows you how. Get ready to raid your pantry because it only requires a few staples, like oats, sea salt, and maple syrup.
Mocktails for Whole30® (or Anytime)
Alcohol is off limits when you’re following the Whole30® program. We’ve got you covered with three ideas that’ll give you your cocktail fix without getting in the way of your diet goals.