Directions for Use
It is absolutely fine to drink the water immediately after pouring it into the bottle. However, to get the full benefits of the copper bottle, we suggest you fill up the bottle the night before and start by drinking a cup in the morning to cleanse and detoxify your digestive system. Enjoy the rest of the water throughout the day.
When you receive your water bottle, we recommend that you clean it using the instructions in the video below.
To get the full benefits from the copper, water must be stored in the bottle/vessel for at least 6-8 hours. We recommend that 1 litre of copper infused water is drunk a day.
Directions for Cleaning
Squeeze half a lemon (or ¼ cup of naturally fermented vinegar) and a tablespoon of salt into the bottle and add 1-2 cups of warm water. Shake the bottle and pour the liquid out.
Sometimes a copper build-up occurs at the lid of the bottle. Use the squeezed lemon to wipe inside the neck/tread of the bottle and then wipe with a cloth.
Do not put your bottle in the dishwasher or use soaps/detergents and it will damage the copper.
If you find that the lid is sticking slightly, this could be because the copper has left small deposits around the lid/tread. If this happens, every so often, rub a touch of natural oil (e.g. olive or coconut) around the lid and the ridges on the top of the bottle.
When the bottles are made, a layer of food grade lacquer is placed on the outside of the bottle. This lacquer protects the copper and preserves its beautiful copper colour. It will eventually rub off from use but in order to keep the lacquer for as long as possible, avoid rubbing lemon on the outside of the bottle. When the bottle begins to naturally patina, this indicates that the lacquer has worn away.
The patina is due to the copper oxidising. Many people like the look of the patina and let the exterior of their bottles age gracefully. However once the lacquer has worn off and you would rather have the copper shine, simply sprinkle a pinch of salt on a slice of lemon, allow the salt to dissolve, and then gently rub it on the surface of your bottle. The lemon and salt will form a mixture that will naturally remove the patina and restore the copper’s shine. Finally, rinse with water and dry well.