You’re Definitely Going To Wash Your Water Bottle After Reading This
When was the last time you washed your water bottle? Did you know that water bottles are not that “reusable”?
By frequently going to the water cooler and filling it up, your bottle will permanently stay wet, dark, and moist and bacteria and germs will make themselves at home.
Getting rid of them is not such a difficult task; just try to clean your water bottle every day or at least few times a week.
Here’s How to Clean Your Water Bottle
Wash it in the dishwasher. First check if your bottle is dishwasher safe (you can find out by checking the bottom of it or from the website of the manufacturer). The water bottles from: Young and More are dishwasher safe as well as those from Nelgene . If you get the Infuser Water Bottle made of Durable Tritan from Young and More you also get a Free Recipe E-book.
Use vinegar to clean it up. Vinegar is a cheap, all-natural cleaner that is good for cleaning bacteria and germs, however, it doesn’t clean certain germs. If you’re OK with that, after washing the bottle with soapy water, rinse well, and add 50% water and 50% vinegar and leave it like that overnight and in the morning rinse it out one more time with water.
Clean it with warm soapy water. First you have to pour out any leftover liquid and add some warm water and a few drops of dishwashing soap, wash it with a sponge and shake it for about a minute. It can be easier for you if you get a bottle brush like this so you can scrub deep inside of it. After cleaning it let it air-dry overnight. Make sure you also thoroughly clean your brush afterwards, as the bacteria inside your bottle might hang on to the brush.
Use a bleach solution. Germs and Bacteria will leave their moist home really fast if you add a little bleach, plus it is perfectly safe to drink from a bottle that has been washed with a weak bleach solution. You can make your own bleach solution by using one tablespoon of bleach per one quart of water.
Use cleansing tablets. Many companies make water bottle cleansing tablets, including Camelbak or Efferdent. Just drop the tablet in the bottle, fill it with water and allow it to dissolve and wait for several minutes (depending on the cleansing tablet’s directions).
By cleaning your water bottle at least a few times a week, regardless if you wash it by using vinegar, soapy water, cleansing tablets or blench solution, you make your health a priority.