Karla's Tuesday Tips: Cleaning Your Water Bottle

A few weeks back I, @karlacamador posted how I discovered mold in my water bottle. I asked our amazing community for tips on keeping water bottles clean. Here is what we all came up with:

  1. Wash with soap, brush and hot water. Leave top open to fully dry out
  2. Keep in freezer (make sure not to let it sit in a moist environment!)
  3. Bleach! @Sawyer recommended one capful of bleach, per liter of water. Let the mixture sit for a few hours. Rinse out, then wash with soap (see tip #1) and dry.
  4. Tools: You can use a baby bottle brush with extendable handle. Some people use a regular sponge and with a utensil scrub around the bottom to remove any scum. I recently found a brush that fit a narrow bottle opening an is long enough. Check it out on Amazon - OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set.
  5. Hydrapack bottle bright: Bottle Bright tablets are readily biodegradable and all natural, made to keep all your containers clean and operating at optimum performance.
  6. Diluted hydrogen peroxide, can kill microscopic remnants. Use a cap full or three with bottle filled hallway with water. Let sit for a few hours, then wash like normal (see tip #1) and dry. -Thanks @Lysandrabaker for the tip.
  7. Sprinkle baking soda and lemon inside bottle, with a tool of your choice scrub the inside of the bottle and dry.
  8. Vinegar or apple cider vinegar, fill one fifth bottle with vinegar and the remaining with water. Let sit for a couple of hours, then wash like normal (see tip #1) and dry.

Hope these tips were helpful to you, now we can keep our water bottles spotless and minimize our carbon footprint!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published