FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where are the bottles made?

The bottles are created in Italy and the sandblasting is done by our artists here in the USA.  We are delighted to offer these glass bottles from our Italian supplier because of the exquisite design of the bottles, and the unparalleled quality of the blue glass.

What type of etching process do you use?

The bottles are hand sandblasted by our gifted artists using special sandblasting equipment to create these beautiful images deep into the glass. Sandblasting is a labor intensive process which involves several steps and requires careful attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.

How does sandblasting differ from acid-etching and machine etched bottles?

With sandblasting we can achieve a deeper etch which has a remarkably pleasing textile feel, whereas acid-etching only changes the surface texture and the bottle remains smooth. Machine-etched bottles can be quite nice, but we have found that they cannot match the depth and artistry of the hand sandblasting.

In addition,  acid etching is non-environmentally friendly, whereas the sandblasting medium is alumunium oxide, which is totally inert.

Are these bottles painted glass or real blue glass?

These blue glass water bottles are the real deal!  They come from Italy and are only made a few times a year when the “blue campaign” happens there.  The blue color is through and through and will never fade or chip away. You may find other glass bottles in a variety of colors and very inexpensive, and they even have flip top lids.  Almost always, these bottles are actually painted to achieve the color!  We admit, they are pretty, but not ideal for drinking as the paint usually chips off around the mouthpiece if you drink out of the bottle.  This issue does not seem like a healthy way to drink your water.  Also, painted glass would not be able to look so nice if it were sandblasted.  The paint would chip around the design and the glass would be clear where the bottle is sandblasted.

What is the cap made of?

Our custom cap is made of BPA-free Polypropylene and the seal is made of Thermoplastic Elastomer. 

Why do you use a plastic cap?

There are several reasons. The bottle producer informed us that now the US bans the use of porcelain caps used in conjunction with recyclable glass bottles as they do not mix well in the recycling process. Of course these bottles will be used over and over in a different sort of recycling process. Porcelain caps are available from China, but we have chosen NOT to use those as we cannot guarantee the quality of the finish. We also found some in Europe, but the quality was not  ideal.  We also discovered that using porcelain caps can be very noisy and “clangy” when opening and closing the bottles.

How do you clean the bottles?

First of all, please rinse your bottle before first time use. After first time use, it is a good idea to clean them regularly using either grapefruit seed extract, hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar. Rinse thoroughly. It is recommended to clean about 1x per month or so. They can also be put into the dishwasher if desired.  The sandblasted design is permanent and will never wash away.  We have special brushes available in our SHOP which are long enough to clean inside the Liter bottles.  These are especially helpful for cleaning if you add anything to your water or if you put something besides water  into your bottle.  We do recommend that you use these bottles for carrying water, as the high vibrations will have the most immediate and powerful effect on water, instead of other liquids.

How do you open the cap?

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. 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! Please see video and images by visiting  Pop Your Top.

Do you offer replacement caps? How do I clean my cap?

Yes, these are available on our Blue Bottle Love store page. We offer our custom logo cap as a replacement.
It is important to clean your cap if you add anything to your bottle other than water and if you drink out of the bottle.  The easiest time to clean the cap is when you are cleaning the bottle.  Fill bottle with your chosen cleaning solution, and when rinsing out, allow solution to pour over the inside of the cap and also clean with your finger or a sponge. We recommend Grapefruit Seed Extract, White Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide or our own Blue Love All Purpose Probiotic Soap.  The first and last items are available in our online store.  This is an important step in maintaining the cleanliness of your bottle.  Mold can build up on the blue liner if you are not paying attention.  These bottles are here to bring more awareness to your water habits and honoring your water.  Keeping all parts clean is an important part of this honoring. 

Can I put my blue bottle in the freezer?

No!! Please do not put it in the freezer as it will crack! Water expands as it freezes. You can cool off your Solar Blue Water in the refrigerator with no problem.  Of course if you are very attentive and possibly you have a timer to remind yourself, then you can do so successfully, but we do not recommend this.
On that same note…leaving your bottle in a car or outside when the weather drops below freezing will have the same effect, if you live in a cold climate,  because of the water expansion!  So please pay attention to the your bottle and the weather to make sure your blue bottle of water is safe from freezing temperatures.

Can I leave my blue bottle in the car on a hot day?

Yes!  The water might get warm, but otherwise, you do not need to worry about the leaching of harmful toxins into your water as you would with plastic bottles. Also, we have heard of stories with clear glass bottles of water actually creating a fire in the car when the sunlight passes through them, much like a magnifying glass could cause a fire.  This will not happen with the blue glass, but you will be able to Solarize your water to make Blue  Solar Water.  We have experienced leaving water in the bottle for several weeks in the car, with temperatures ranging from hot to cold, and the water still tastes sweet and amazing!

How do you ship the bottles and will they break in transit?

The bottles are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or via Fed Ex ground service.  Each bottle is wrapped in corrugated cardboard and packed with recycled/reused packing peanuts.   Smaller individual orders are shipped in USPS Priority Mail boxes. Whenever possible,  we reuse the boxes that come into our warehouse. When we must purchase boxes, we choose those with recycled content. Many of our orders are cushioned with biodegradable cornstarch ‘peanuts’.  These completely dissolve in water within seconds. 

If you happen to see Styrofoam peanuts in a box you receive from us, don’t worry – we didn’t buy them! We agree that they are not the most pleasant thing to use, but they are Free and ReUsed…and this effort in being Green works with us for now, only because they are lightweight and offer great protection.  We encourage you to Recycle and Reuse these packing peanuts.  It will only be a shame that we used them if the cycle of Recycling ends at any point.  Any bubblewrap you find in your package is from a recycled source as well.  If you can’t use them, please take them to a local packaging store that can reuse them or ‘freecycle’ them.  

For store orders, the bottles are shipped with two inner boxes holding 12 bottles/case which are then inserted into an outer box for added protection.  We have found recycled packing peanuts to offer the best protection while keeping packaging costs down.  We want the bottles to arrive to you intact, at the lowest price possible.  We are doing our best to make this happen. 

Blue Bottle Love bottles are so thick and durable, it is extremely rare that a bottle breaks. The glass is at least 1/8″ throughout and in some places almost 1/4″ thick! In the event that your bottle/s breaks in transit, we will happily replace. In order to process a claim,  please submit evidence with a photo via email to [email protected] and save the packing material until the claim is resolved.   Also, if it is safe to do so, you can remove the cap from the broken bottle so that it is not wasted!  You will be able to use it as a future replacement caps.  Please inquire if you are not sure how to remove the cap.

Will the bottle fit into my car cup holder?

Yes  and Maybe….The TALL half liter bottle is 2.75” diameter and fits into ALL car cup holders. The short half liter bottle is 3.25” diameter and fits into some cup holders.  The liter has a 3.5” diameter at the base and fits into some cup holders.  Check to see if your vehicle has a removable cup liner which might allow you to fit the liter into the holder.

Do the bottles contain lead or cobalt which will leach into my water?

All colored glass in the bottling industry is made with some amount of lead.  These bottles are made using reclaimed glass which would indicate that there will be evidence of lead in it, but you could only be affected if you were to grind the bottles down to a fine powder and ingest it.  These bottles  have been designed as food grade containers, so they cannot and do not leach lead or cobalt.  These bottles have gone through rigorous testing using a caustic substance designed to actually draw out any elements present in the composition of the glass.  The week-long test results have shown that any amounts of lead or cobalt are well below the minimum allowed levels.  From these tests, we can be sure that no harmful amounts of lead or cobalt will leach into your water.  In general, glass is inert and does not leech.  Glass is undoubtedly the safest container to use to store food and water and beverages.

Can I leave my blue glass bottle in the car or outside when the weather is freezing?

Definitely not please!  Even with a little bit of water in the bottle, your bottle can crack from the pressure of expanded frozen water.  These bottles can withstand many falls from high places, but for some reason, the power from the pressure of expanded water that freezes is too much for these bottles and for any other glass.

How do you make Blue Solar Water and how long does it take to make it?

Making Blue Solar Water is easy.  Just fill your Blue Bottle Love blue glass water bottle with the best quality water you have access to.  Your water will be super happy to be held in Blue Glass right away, but to have a more powerful effect, you can leave your filled bottle in direct sunlight for 30 minutes to 1 hour to super charge your water with the information from the sun.  Otherwise, if you want to leave it longer, then leave it in indirect sunlight for 1-12 hours for a more potent effect.  You can also leave it out in the Full Moon Light for Lunar Blue Water!  The cool night time temperature is also wonderful for your water, and a great way to cool down your water from a full day of making Blue Solar Water.  Be sure that the temperatures do not dip below freezing if you plan to leave your bottle outside.  If you would like to cool off your water, be sure to only use the refrigerator and not the freezer for the longest life span of your blue glass bottle.  Water expands when frozen, and like all other glass, these bottles too can break under the pressure of frozen water!

What if the sun is not shining where I live? How do I make Blue Solar Water?

Even on a cloudy day, it is still light out.  As we all know, the sun is still there behind the clouds and solar light comes through.   Of course it is ideal to have full sunshine to get the full spectrum of  solar energy information….but the light from the sun behind the clouds will still be helping your water to clear frequencies and recognize and remember its beautiful BLUE primordial essence!  Your water will return to Zero Point frequency the longer you leave the water in this Blue Glass Water Bottle. The Blue Glass also helps to keep the water fresh and clean tasting for a good long time!

Can I transfer my Blue Solar Water into another water container to keep it cool during the day?

Yes, it is fine to put your Blue Solar Charged Water into another container to use on the go.  Many people like to carry Blue Bottle Love wherever they go and the bottles are quite durable.  Unless you have a cooler though, the water may become quite warm on a hot day.  Transferring Blue Bottle Love water to an insulated bottle to keep it cool,  will work great.  Once the water is charged up with the sunlight and blue glass plus the powerful intention, your water is good to go.  Be careful though what kind of symbols are on your other water vessel and be sure to send positive thoughts and vibrations to your water!

Discovering blue bottle love has honestly shifted my life for the better. I feel amazing drinking water out of the beautiful blue bottle with positive affirmations and sacred geometry because I can feel how it activates the water and super charges it to a higher vibration. I carry my bottle wherever I go as a touring musician and sound healer. You will always see it with me on stage or on my arm. Having such a gorgeous bottle with such a sacred intention inspires me to drink more water, because when I do, I feel more amazing! I love that they are eco~friendly which I feel is wonderful not only for myself but also for our planet.

Prema Lovewww.premalovemusic.com

I started using a blue bottle this year , and I NEVER drink water from anything else . I always put it in my blue bottle first. The potent affects of these are real. Any water I put in it feels and taste better than it did. I've had a lot of friends test it out by having them drink the same water from a glass , and then the blue bottle , and everyone can feel the difference. These bottles are wonderful!! And the science behind them makes absolute sense.

Ashiya Lynn

I really love my blue bottles. The artwork of fine detail is just stunning. Made with love indeed! They have such a vibrant glow, and always give off a positive energy. To me, they are very special and sacred. I keep them in a safe place, and I enjoy taking them around and looking after them. When the sun shines through, such a beautiful blue colour it creates! They are very precious to me like the waters on this Earth. I'm so grateful that blue bottle love is part of my journey. With love and gratitude always!

Tanya Benita

I have loved my Blue Bottle for the last 7 years. I actually have a couple of them. They are great conversation pieces and I feel good drinking from it. One story that I'd like to share involves my bottle with the OM symbol on it. Whenever I would teach a class, I would have my blue bottle up at the front of the room with me. At the end of the class, I would flip the lid of the bottle off and then the class would say Ohmmmm. I would then flip the lid closed and say to everyone, "Thank you! I will be drinking the positive vibrations from your OM's for the rest of the day. It would always get a good laugh and I truly felt positive energy from the water as I drank from my Blue Bottle for the rest of the day. I would love to see what a photo of that water looked like. I bet it would have made beautiful images for Dr. Emoto. Thank you for all that you do. I love your product.

Namaste, Matt Rothert, www.yogalovefood.comYoga Teacher - The Green Yogi and The Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach, California

I received my first Blue Bottle on my birthday last year- a beautiful 1 Liter "Awakening" bottle that also has a lotus design. I can sincerely affirm that using this bottle was a catalyst for my journey of Awakening as well as bringing so much more consciousness to the simple, yet powerful act of blessing and drinking water. I have since then gotten many more Blue Bottles- I treasure them, I put them in the sunlight, I keep them on my altars, next to my bedside, and I take them where ever I go. I regard these blue bottles as a powerful healing tool. Drinking water from these beautiful bottles makes drinking water so much more intentional and sacred! I basically have a water ceremony ever day with my blue bottle by intentionally purifying the water in the sunlight and sending love and gratitude to the water! Having my blue bottle with me when I am performing (I am a singer/musician) feels really good because I know I am promoting more awareness of our sacred water and choosing not to support wasteful and polluting plastic water bottle companies. Thank you Kayden for creating these Blue Bottles, as they enhance my life in a simple and profound way! Water is Life! In Love and Gratitude.

In Love and Gratitude, Mary Isiswww.maryisis.com