How to keep your water or sports bottle clean

Over the past few years, reusable water bottles have become incredibly popular. As well as being better for the environment compared to disposable alternatives, having reusable water bottles on hand helps remind kids and adults alike to stay hydrated throughout the day.

However, as the bottle is reusable, it needs a little TLC to keep it in good condition and to ensure you’re getting the best quality water possible. This means keeping it clean. The cleaner you keep your bottle, the healthier it will be and the better the H2O will last inside the container.

Why do you need to clean a water bottle?

Because they’re just putting water in their bottles, a lot of people think they don’t need to clean them. After all, water is pretty clean isn’t it? However, bacteria and germs can thrive in all sorts of environments, and water bottles are no exception.

Because they’re just putting water in their bottles, a lot of people think they don’t need to clean them. After all, water is pretty clean isn’t it? However, bacteria and germs can thrive in all sorts of environments, and water bottles are no exception.

How often do you need to clean a water bottle?

Ideally, you should be cleaning your water bottle every day. This will help to avoid germs and bacteria building up on the mouth of the bottle and will help to ensure the contents is fresh and tasty. If you don’t have the time to clean the bottle every day, a thorough clean a few times a week will be enough to keep it in great condition.

How to clean a water bottle

The easiest way to clean a reusable water or sports bottle is to pop it in the dishwasher. Remove the lid and open up the cap to help water circulate and to ensure the bottle gets as clean as possible. Alternatively, you can simply clean it with washing up liquid and warm water, use a diluted vinegar solution or a paste made from baking soda and water to clean the bottle and leave it tasting fresh.

There are lots of benefits to carrying a reusable water bottle around with you during the day. To find out more, or to order a bottle of your own, take a look around our site today.