While there are plenty of discussions about the pros and cons of infusing your water with essential oils, one thing is clear (pun intended): Glass is the healthiest water bottle for you regardless of what you add or don’t add to your water.
Consider these facts:
- Glass is the only packaging material generally regarded as safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Glass is made from all-natural, sustainable raw materials, is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity.
- Glass water bottles, unlike many plastic bottles, do not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalate, PVC, or polycarbonate, so no known or unknown chemicals will leach into your water with a glass bottle.
- Glass water bottles, unlike aluminum or stainless steel bottles, do not contain heavy metals that can leach into your water. Some metal bottles do have plastic liners to prevent metal leaching, but again there could be harmful chemicals from the liner that can leach into your water.
- Glass is taste-neutral, so no plastic or metallic taste will affect your beverage when using glass. Try it out for yourself; just sample the same beverages from glass and plastic. We can easily taste the difference and are 99.9% sure that you will too.
When using essential oils in your glass water bottle you can rest assured there will be no metal reactions occurring from neither the addition of essential oils, nor any essential oil absorption or degrading due to using plastic.
You also need to make sure that you clean your bottle thoroughly after use. Use hot water with some dish detergent and let your bottle and cap soak in that for a few minutes. Take a small bottle cleaning brush and clean the insides. Rinse thoroughly with fresh hot water, and turn upside down to drain on clean paper towels.
If you would rather run your glass bottle through the dishwasher, it is still important to rinse your bottle with hot, soapy water first. Please note: You should never put a glass water bottle that has not been completely rinsed to remove the majority of the essential oils in your dishwasher. Essential oils can damage the internal workings of your dishwasher as there are many 'rubber' based parts that can be negatively affected by essential oils.