What size bottles do you offer and how much do they weigh empty and full?


How to Make Blue Solar Water?


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! The beautiful blue color comes from using ethically sourced Cobalt. Please read more about Why Blue? Why Glass? to learn more about this beautiful blue glass and the benefits. 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. 
Polypropylene is generally regarded as an FDA-approved food-safe plastic.

The new 2Liter bottles and the Genie bottles have Solid Wood Acacia Caps.  They have been treated with FDA Approved finish to protect from Water.  Inside the 2Liter caps is currently a foam plastic liner, but will be replaced with Natural Rubber liner as soon as possible.  We will be able to mail out replacement gaskets once they are available.   The Genie Bottle caps have an LDPE cone linere, which is considered safe.  Leak-proof was the main goal when seeking the correct cap to work with these bottles originally.  Ideally keep your bottle vertical and the liquid from touching  the cap liner.

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.  Ideally, please do not fill your bottle all the way to the top, and keep your bottle veritical as much as possilble.   We do plan to come up with another solution for the cap material someday, while still employing the flip top mechanism.   

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, although you may wind up with a soapy taste. Also, if you do so, be sure to remove the cap before putting bottle into dishwasher. 

 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!

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 All Purpose Soat is 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. You can clean your bottle in the dishwasher, but it is best to remove the cap before putting it into the dishwasher.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.

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! Make sure the bottle is not filled to the very very top..leave a little space in there for expansion.

How Do You Ship The Bottles And Will They Break In Transit? What Do I Do if That Happens?

The bottles are shipped via USPS Priority Mail , Fed Ex 2nd Day Air, Fed Ex ground or UPS, or DHL depending upon how many bottles you order at once as well as which size and where you are located. We are soon upgrading the packaging, but for sure your bottle will be wrapped with a brown Kraft corrugated sleeve for protection. Kraft Paper is usually used to fill the void. Sometimes we will use packing peanuts for larger orders to offer lightweight protection, these are almost always the Biodegradable kind. 

It is very rare that the glass will break in transit, as the glass is at least 1/8″ throughout and in some places almost 1/4″ thick! If your bottle breaks in transit, we will happily replace it or them as soon as possible. 

If any bottles break, it is usually due to the mishandling by the carrier. In that case, we are able to make a claim with the carrier. Please notify us right away and send photos of the outside of box, showing the label and any box dents, inside the box showing the packing material, and evidence of the broken bottle.   

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. Using gloves would make it safe and worthwhile to rescue the cap. Please inquire if you are not sure how to remove the cap. If you have several bottles you ordered, please indicate the size and design of the bottle that broke. 

Special Note: If only the very top portion of the bottle breaks off, there is a possibility to salvage the lower portion and turn it into an Upcycled Cup! Examine the bottle carefully, and if there are no cracks running down the bottle, please take excellent photos to show to our Upcycler Friends who can hopefully determine from your photos if the bottle is “Upcyclable”. This will involve packing it up safely to ship to the Upcycled Cup team in Sedona area. Please write to us for further details if this happens to your bottle!

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 and the new 750 ml bottle both have 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. Also you can find Car Cup Holder Adaptors that will allow you to hold the larger bottles in your car cup holder. Just search online for “Car Cup Holder Adaptors” and see which brand appeals to you and will fit your needs.

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 acetic acid to designed to actually draw out any elements present in the composition of the glass. 

 The acetic extracts are then analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. 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. Allow some room for expansion, taking the first long sip before solarizing. 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 15 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. Be sure to allow some space in your bottle for expansion of your water…so do not fill to brim. 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!

Can I Take My Blue Bottle Love As A Carryon When Traveling By Airplane?

Yes!! Most countries will allow you to travel with an empty glass water bottle through security. Once inside the airport, you can fill up your bottle with the best water source you can find within the airport. This could be at a coffee shop that offers filtered water, buying a plastic bottle of water and transferring it to your bottle to help clear the frequencies, or there may be filtered water fountains in the airport, like in San Francisco!

On another note, in the USA, you can travel with your “special water” if you let security know “this is the only water you can drink for your medical condition”. TSA will then inspect your bottle and test to make sure it is water. They do not have the right to ask you what your medical condition is. Just be confident and knowledgable. This works for Spring Water, Spring Aqua, Structured Water, Kangen Water, ERW from any ionizer, ASEA water. This is mostly for USA travel, although some people have successfully achieved this in some European airports. This is definitely NOT recommended in German airports. Be sure to get to the airport a little earlier to account for the extra time this will take at security. If you also want to protect your body, you will request a pat down, rather than going through a Full Body Scanner. And if you have TSA clearance, then you are already exempt from going through those scanners.

Back to the carrying even empty glassware on planes: Be aware that traveling from the Philippines and Costa Rica and within Egypt…unfortunately they will confiscate your empty glass bottle at security. We have not heard of any other locations where this will happen. IF you experience a loss of your bottle at any airport in the world, please share, so we can warn others. Thank you!