According to ancient Ayurveda drinking water from copper water bottles has a number of benefits. The water stored in copper water bottles becomes naturally alkaline in nature which is believed to help balance the body’s pH levels. Because copper is naturally anti-microbial, our copper bottles are naturally self-sterilizing and do not require as much cleaning as other water bottles. This makes them great for those with an active lifestyle. Take your Ayurvedic bottle to Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Class, Work, or the Gym with confidence. Studies have shown that copper is anti-bacterial, supports good health, prevents aging, supports healthy skin, helps maintain cardiovascular health, supports the thyroid, and stimulates the brain. Helps in balancing the three doshas of the body Vata, pitta, and Kapha. Warnings: You should never use your Copper-ware in a conventional oven or a microwave oven and never put it in the freezer. It is advised not to put your beautiful Copper-ware in the dishwasher. Usage: Fill the bottle with water and store it in a cool dry place overnight or all day or for 8 hours. Do not refrigerate the bottle. The best time to drink water stored in a copper bottle is on an empty stomach in the morning. Cleaning: To clean the inside of a copper bottle, use a mixture of lemon, salt, and vinegar along with some water. The outer surface can be cleaned with the same mixture used for cleaning the inside, or with a mild dishwashing bar or powder. Disclaimer: The water bottle is made of pure copper and the color may vary from the picture shown.