We’ve created this page as a guide to show you how to use a copper water bottle safely and effectively.

In this post you will learn…


# How to use a copper water bottle for the first time?

# How to clean your copper bottle?

# How to use your copper bottle?

# Copper water bottle benefits

# How much copper water should you drink every day?

# Copper water bottle safety tips.

# Risk and dangers of drinking water from a copper bottle.

Please note this information should only be used as a rough guide and always consult your medical or health professional for specific details, especially if you have any current medical conditions.

Drinking copper water is a ritual taken from Ayurveda that has been practiced in India for hundreds of years. The procedure is known as Tamara-jal; literally translated from Sanskrit to mean copper (tamara) water (jal). Traditionally the water is stored in the copper vessel overnight and then drank first thing in the morning.

There are many health benefits associated with drinking copper water. To give a quick summary here are just a few good reasons…

  • Naturally Alkalises water
  • Kills bacteria and sanitises the water
  • Balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
  • Stimulates the brain
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Slows down the ageing process
  • Helps with arthritis and joint pains
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Supports the digestive system
  • Promotes the production of melanin in our bodies
  • Maintains good cholesterol levels
  • Regulates women’s menstrual cycles
  • Prevents seizures
  • Improves the immune system

Before using your copper bottle, we recommend following these steps to clean it…

# Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the bottle. You can use 2x tablespoons of vinegar if you don’t have any lemon.

# Add 1 teaspoon of salt and about 150ml of water to the bottle. Seal the lid tight and shake well for 30 seconds.

# Drain this mixture and then wash the bottle thoroughly several times with clean water.

Internal cleaning

You can repeat the lemon, salt and water process anytime you need to clean your bottle again in the future (follow the instructions above ?). Just remember to always rinse it thoroughly with lots of clean water afterwards.

External cleaning

We recommend cutting a fresh lemon or lime into half, dipping the exposed flesh of the fruit into some salt and then using this as a natural sponge to rub the outside of the bottle in circular motions.

We do not recommend dishwashing your copper bottle or using any commercial detergents when cleaning. 

You can use your Kalsi copper bottle just as you would any normal water bottle, but to perform this ritual in a more traditional sense, please follow these steps…

# Fill the water bottle at night just before you sleep. 

# Drink a glass first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

# Try to ensure the water is not stirred or shaken too much before drinking.

# Wait at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.

# Try to ensure the water has been stored in the bottle for at least eight hours before drinking. 

Potential risks ands hazards when using your copper water bottle.

Drinking copper water is a wonderful, simple and healthy procedure that anyone can enjoy, but there are also some potential risks that you need to know before you start this morning ritual. Copper is a highly reactive metal and at Kalsi we are always concerned for the health and wellbeing of our customers. Please read through all of these tips and information to make sure you get the best experience out of using your copper bottle.

Yes, there are many good reasons to drink copper charged water, but as with anything related to wellness, too much of a good thing can also be a bad thing! Copper is an essential mineral that all of us need in our bodies, but finding the right balance is key.

Ayurveda constantly reminds us that each person is unique, and so some people will be able to handle a lot of copper water, whereas others might not require as much to reap the same rewards.

Many of us already receive copper in our diets, especially if you eat a lot of nuts, seeds and leafy greens, so again, your own individual circumstances will dictate how much copper water is right for you.

The best thing is to always listen to your own body. Common signs of too much copper intake might be feeling nauseous and/or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea, so if you experience these symptoms, then either back off for a while or reduce your intake.

On a similar note, if you practice this ritual on a daily basis, then we recommend taking a timeout for one month in every three to remove any excess copper deposited in your system. Of course, the best guide is always to listen to your own body, as it will tell you when you need to take a break.

Copper is a highly reactive metal and will cause a horribly bitter taste if anything other than water is stored inside. This is especially the case for acidic-based drinks, such as orange or lemon juice. The only time we recommend using citrus inside the bottle is for cleaning purposes (please see above) for which we recommend rinsing the bottle very thoroughly with lots of clean water afterwards.

We recommend using the bottle for drinking room temperature water only. Hot or boiling water may cause the water to over-charge, with too much copper deposits. Ayurveda actually says that we should all drink lukewarm/room temperature water rather cool or cold water, in order to maintain a healthy agni (digestive fire).

This is a natural process known as oxidisation and is a good sign because it shows that your copper bottle is working effectively as a water purifier! These black marks are harmless and a natural process, but can easily be removed from the inside by following the steps noted above (lemon juice and salt cleaning method). For the outside of the bottle, we recommend cutting a fresh lemon or lime into half and using it as a sponge to rub in circular motions on the affected areas.

The most important risk to consider when using a copper bottle... 

Avoid bad suppliers that use toxic chemicals to make copper bottles.  


When it comes to your drinking water, you can not afford to take any risks and it’s a shame to say, but there are many sellers in this space, that claim to sell the real-deal, but in actual fact are using materials that can be harmful to your health.

Here are some of the biggest false claims to look out for when reviewing a copper bottle supplier…

100% Pure copper bottles myth!

Sorry to say, but 100% purity is a myth when it comes to copper bottles! Copper is a highly ductile material and therefore needs a negligible amount of alloy to be mixed in order to achieve the bottle shape. At Kalsi, our bottles always contain 98%+ purity of copper. We then blend a small amount of zinc into our bottles, because zinc has additional health benefits, especially for supporting a strong immune system.


Copper-plated bottles.

Some other sellers will falsely claim to sell “pure copper” water bottles that are actually made from some other metal and only plated with copper. You will soon start to notice these inferior quality bottles, because the copper plating will eventually rub away after some use.


Toxic Polish!

Even more concerning is the fact that some copper bottle suppliers use a toxic polish to make the bottle look shiny on the outside. In some cases this harmful substance is even used inside the bottle too, and is definitely not recommended for storing your drinking water!!!

All of our Kalsi copper water bottles are made using only the finest purity of high-grade copper (98%+ purity). We use a food grade polish on the external of the bottles only, to give them a lovely shine and all Kalsi bottles are always pure and contain no toxic materials of any kind.

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