Last year, I was gifted a Vurth Copper drink bottle. I’ve been using it now for almost 2 months and love it! I take it with me on picnics, when I do exercise and when I go on holidays.
I haven’t used a copper drink bottle before but always loved the way they looked. There is a little maintenance involved so I thought I would give you an update on what I do to look after the bottle.
It’s not hard, the bottle just needs to be polished about once a week, but realistically, sometimes it’s a couple of weeks before I get around to it.
What you need:
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- Enough plain flour to make a paste (Elmer’s school glue consistency)
- Tray – I find it helpful to work on a baking tray
- Paper towel or a cloth
- In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar, salt and add enough flour to make a school glue consistency.
- Cover the copper bottle with the paste, and leave for 30 seconds.
- Wipe off with a cloth or paper towel. If I do this every week, it’s just a quick wipe, however, if I leave it for longer, I find I need to use more elbow grease.
- Once you have wiped the outside, immerse the bottle in warm soapy water and wash. Then rinse and wipe down the outside well with a tea towel or cloth so you don’t get water stains.
The other thing about copper drink bottles is the lid can get a little squeaky. So after I polish, I wipe a little olive oil around the screw part of the lid, and this works well. I only have to do this once a week.
I take my drink bottle with so often, and I really love this one. Copper has anti-bacterial qualities, and it looks so pretty too!