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Why and how to clean your reusable water bottle?

We often tend to neglect the importance of cleaning our water bottle. In fact, simple and quick actions are all it takes to keep your water bottle clean and healthy.

By the way, why do you need to wash bottle?

You might indeed wonder why it is so important to clean your water bottle regularly, especially if you only put water in it. Well, quite simply because the inside of your bottle is a place where bacteria can proliferate due to the high level of humidity inside the container. Actually, a reusable bottle does not mean a bottle that washes itself. Bacteria love this kind of environment and multiply very quickly. In addition, every little harmless contact with your hands, mouth or handbag also stimulates the transmission of bacteria. The consequences can be multiple; bad smells, unpleasant taste, dry residues,…

So, how to wash efficiently your water bottle?

Express cleaning every day!

Always remember to rinse your bottle with very hot water after your day at work, especially if the contents were sweet or had a strong odor. You can also choose to clean your bottle in the dishwasher, as long as your bottle can withstand it. Our Tuli does!

Always dry your water bottle...

Whether it’s for a simple rinse, or after a big cleaning, always remember to let your bottle dry upside down or lying down with the cap open!

White vinegar for bad smells.

Unpleasant smells emanating from your water bottle? Try to give it a bath with white vinegar. Fill the water bottle at ⅔ with hot water and ⅓ with white vinegar, add a trickle of dishwashing liquid soap and leave it to rest for a day. Then rinse your bottle well. This technique should eliminate bad smells.

A complete cleaning of the water bottle, thoroughly!

Depending on how often you use your water bottle, this type of cleaning is recommended more or less regularly. For daily use, you can do it once a week or every 2 weeks, as you wish. Fill your bottle with hot water and a little dishwashing liquid and rub it with a brush. You can also use this time to clean the outside surface of the bottle and the cap. And don’t forget… to rinse well so as not to leave any soap residue.
In conclusion, the more you clean your bottle regularly, the less you will need to scrub it intensively. It will remain clean, beautiful and healthy, for an always pleasant experience…