The ancient Ayurveda wisdom suggests drinking water-filled and kept in copper vessels overnight, on an empty stomach in the morning creates a balance among three doshas: Kapha, Vatta, and Pitta. Using copper bottles helps strengthen your gut, curing anemia, helping smooth functioning of the thyroid gland, give you supple radiant skin, and more.
Copper utensils tend to stain and darken over some time, due to a process called oxidation. Copper bottles can be cleaned naturally or with some easy go-to packaged products. Cleaning your bottles, the right way gives them a shiny clean look that stays for a long time.
Here are some homemade DIY cleaning agents right from the kitchen:
1. Lemon and Salt Method:
This is the most customary and facile method of cleaning copper bottles, used by grandmas for ages. Lemon and salt are two wonderful ingredients easily available in any kitchen. A quick and easy method of keeping the copper bottle shiny like the first buy.
Just cut a lemon in half and sprinkle a pinch of salt on it and let it swim in it. Rub this lemon over the copper vessel. Don’t rub too hard, gently squeeze the lemon so that lemon juice will mix with salt. The salt will act as a scrubber in cleaning it. Repeat this process till you rub it entirely on the bottle and leave no area untouched. Once it’s done, rinse it with normal water thoroughly.
To clean a copper bottle from the inside, just squeeze half a lemon into the bottle, and add to it just 1 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 a cup of water in it. Close the lid and shake vigorously. Pour this mixture out and rinse the bottle with water.
You will be amazed to see how your copper bottle is shining from inside too.
2. Vinegar and Salt Method:
If lemons are hard to find or unavailable in your kitchen, you can use vinegar instead. Put 1 tablespoon salt with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and give it a good mix. Let the salt dissolve and apply this mixture over the copper vessel using a cotton ball or a muslin cloth and rub the copper bottle with it until hard stains are not visible. Wash thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Make sure to dry your copper bottles completely with a cotton cloth to avoid stains building up by water again.
To clean your copper bottle from the inside, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 cup of water. Close the lid and shake the mixture thoroughly. Pour this mixture out of the bottle and rinse it with normal water. That’s it, your copper bottle should look as good as new!
3. Baking Soda Method: Baking soda is indeed a very good option for cleaning copper bottles. Instead of salt, you can use baking soda with lemon or vinegar and follow the same techniques as mentioned in the above.
Environment-friendly scrubs to keep the copper bottles sparkly clean:
Copper bottles could last a lifetime if cleaned with the right set of products. Along with your copper cleaner DIY solutions, a gentle scrub can be very effective in cleaning and shining your copper bottles. Cleaning bottles can be easier when you have a scrub designed to reach the innermost parts of your water bottle.
We have a variety of scrubs that are handmade from natural coconut coir and come with a twisted aluminum rod for durability and helps the brush head reach the inside corners. The scrubs can make cleaning your copper bottles a breeze.