Care for Your Blue Bottle
Rinse inside of your bottles before first time use. Thereafter, clean the inside of your bottles as needed with Hydrogen Peroxide, White Vinegar or Grapefruit Seed Extract and water. We have extra long bottle brushes available. Washing with dish soap is fine, but it will be difficult to remove the soapy taste from inside the bottle. Soap will also leave a residue on the sandblasted portion of your bottle. We do recommend though using our Blue Love All Purpose Cleaner. It is made from 100% Plant Ingredients and Protective Probiotics. It rinses easily and does not leave a soapy or fragranced residue. It is truly amazing! And the water and soap you rinse out goes on to create a life-enhancing environment in the waste stream. Ideally you will use Blue Bottle Love bottles for water only. They are very easy to keep clean if you do not add anything but essential oils to your water. These bottles are designed for honoring and blessing your water! Smoothies and other beverages belong in nice wide mouth glass mason jars for easy cleaning!
Dry your sandblasted design with a clean towel to remove oils and water to reveal the original, high definition look. Apply a little alcohol onto the bottle design, and rub with clean cloth to really make it stand out brightly! Eventually the image will absorb body oils and the image will appear darker, but the design will never disappear, as it is deeply etched into the glass. If you really want to achieve the original “white” look of the design, denatured alcohol works the best. This is not the most pleasant product use, but it has the most powerful effect on the sandblasted image. Follow safety instructions found on the container, if you choose to use denatured alcohol.
Stay hydrated throughout the day, drinking half your body weight in ounces, in small increments every 20-30 minutes or so, rather than large doses at once. Our liters hold 34 oz and our half liters hold 17 oz. Now you do the math to figure out how many refills you will be drinking each day! You will notice that Blue Solar Water is smooth and sweet tasting, so you will actually want to drink more water than usual! What a great benefit since most of us are dehydrated, and dehydration is a major cause of many ailments in the body. Our bodies are 75-80% water, and 99% water by molecular count, so it truly is important to stay well hydrated with the best water you can find!
Always open the flip-top lid towards the same sides as the metal loop. This will ensure that the locking mechanism will close properly. If you do happen to open it towards the wrong side, just lift the two parts above mouthpiece, and move them together to the correct side, where the metal loop is. Use this photo to see how the metal loop looks when opened the right way. As for how to open, the idea is to push or pull the two bent-wire connections found on each side of the cap away from the bottle. The easiest way is to either pull with thumb and forefinger, creating a leverage with the base of forefinger against the bottle or you can push them with your two thumbs, while holding the bottle in place. Do NOT try to pry open the wire that is tightly clasped to the bottle–this can result in broken fingernails and discomfort to the finger. A little practice and you will be opening these bottles easily with one hand!
Carry your water bottle with you to be sure to drink plenty of water. We have custom organic hemp slings and a variety of custom Hemp Strap Slings available in our online store. Blue Bottle Love travels very well too! In your suitcase filled with water so you have fresh, clean water upon landing. (Protect bottle by wrapping in clothing or cardboard.) As an empty carry-on, you can fill your bottle with water, once you are inside the terminal at a coffee shop or fountain and have Blue Bottle Love water with you when you travel….this is a very eco~conscious method, and it is what we do when we travel!
These blue glass water bottles are very thick and durable, yet they are still glass. Carrying a Blue Bottle Love bottle offers you the opportunity to raise your awareness in regards to tuning in to where your water bottle is and how you are carrying it. Loving your water and your water bottle will definitely have an amazing effect on how long your bottle will last. When you make Blue Solar Water, the water can become warm…or if you leave it in a warm car. To cool it off, you can leave it outside overnight if the weather is not freezing, and your water will taste fresh and amazing the next day! Please note, water expands when it is frozen so please do not put your full or even partial bottle of water into the freezer or leave it outside if the weather is FREEZING…it will almost definitely crack. It looks pretty amazing in this pic, but a better way to cool off your water would be to put it into the refrigerator. Enjoy your Blue Bottle Love Water!
This is definitely not a picture we love to show, but this can happen if you drink from your bottle and never clean it. To prevent this from happening, use one of our 3 favorite cleaning products to keep unwanted bacteria and mold from growing on your cap. If you live in a moist climate, remember to clean your bottle and cap more often if you drink straight from the bottle. When cleaning inside your bottle with hydrogen peroxide, grapefruit seed extract, or white vinegar, allow the cleaning liquid to run over the inside of the cap when emptying out the bottle. Clean the cap with your fingers as well and rinse thoroughly. If you do this BEFORE your cap ever gets dirty, then it will stay nice and clean for a good long time. If you discover that your cap looks like this image or worse, before purchasing a replacement cap, try to clean it with hot water, and one of the previously mentioned cleaners, and a very strong scrubber. The best scrubber we have found to do the job is made by 3M Scotch-Brite. It is a Brown, non-woven aluminum oxide hand pad. It actually works!! You can easily find it in a automotive store. Great to have on hand, as it easily cleans the bottom of your pots and pans too! You can also purchase a new cap from our online store. We do not recommend washing the caps in the dishwasher. The metal will degrade, and the gasket may lose its nice tight seal. Remember our mouths host quite a bit of bacteria, so even if you are a very clean person, this can still happen. The best way to avoid this from happening is to practice preventive-style cleaning from the start of your relationship with your bottle. Enjoy!!