Pure copper possesses natural characteristics of undergoing oxidation that results in natural dark patterns and an enhanced rustic look if left idle over a period of time. These are not stains or defects but signs of purity. Pure copper will also naturally develop a beautiful patina which will not detract from any of its numerous benefits. We recommend thoroughly washing your copper bottle with warm soapy water before first use and on a routine basis. Taking proper care of your copper drink bottle will maximise the health benefits it has to offer.
Here are a few natural cleaning tips for your copper drink bottle:
Soak the bottle overnight in a solution of water and one lemon juice. Rinse the bottle thoroughly in the morning. Rub baking soda to neutralize the acid followed by a wash with warm soapy water.
If the copper water bottle is heavily tarnished, boil it in a pot of water with one tablespoon of salt and one cup white vinegar. Rinse the bottle thoroughly. Rub baking soda to neutralize the acid followed by a wash with warm soapy water.
You can use these same methods to clean other copperware in your kitchen.