You’re supposed to wash your water bottle?
Keeping a reusable water bottle on hand is a great way to help preserve the environment and get your daily H2O intake. You may think that because you are only filling it with water, it doesn’t need to be washed often. This is a common misconception so we are here to tell you your reusable water bottle needs to be washed every single day, and here’s why.
Although you may be refilling with nothing but water, the bottle gets carried around everywhere you go. It gets placed down on random surfaces, all of which contain bacteria, viruses, etc. You put the bottle to your mouth, germs find a home on the rim of your bottle, and continue to reproduce.
So how do you clean your water bottle?
A good rinse with more water is not the answer. Each night give your bottle a good scrub with the following solution:
- Half fill with white vinegar
- A good dash of baking soda
- Fill remainder with water
- Let soak over night
- Rinse in the morning
Note: This is especially effective for cleaning glass water bottles.
Don’t worry your bottle won’t smell of vinegar but it will be disinfected and squeaky clean, ready to be filled again. Vinegar is really good at getting smells out so if you like a lemon wedge or two in your water, this solution will help get the stale stink out just be sure to scrub the grime off the inside.
Alternatively, throw your bottle in the dishwasher for a good wash.