Non-toxic water bottles will help you lessen you body’s toxicity load. Perhaps you are quite aware of the external toxic load you face on a daily basis and know a bit about man-made toxins being endocrine disrupters. Perhaps this is news to you. In either case, join me as I present some research indicating how women with endometriosis generally have a higher toxic load than the ‘average’ woman and what you can do about it.
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First of all, hopefully you know about plastic water bottles being chock full of phthalates. Phthalates are known endocrine disrupters meaning the chemicals disrupts normal hormonal balance. Pregnant women, children and those with other sketchy health issues such as endometriosis are especially vulnerable according to the research. Lucky us! 🙂
Further, a 2021 study of compiled literature exposed the statistically significant link between phthalates and endometriosis by finding a statistically significant link between high urinary levels of these phthalates (BBP, DEHP, DnBP, and MEHP) and endometriosis. Here’s another study from 2020 exposing the connection between phthalates and endometriosis. Maybe it’s time you start using non-plastic water bottles! When plastic is heated, such as in a dishwasher, it will release toxins forever. When plastic water bottles are stuck in the sun on a pallet, they heat up releasing phthalates.
I could probably go on and on about how important it is for you to remove these toxins from your life immediately. What can you do about it? You can run and hide on the couch in fetal position (not a bad idea, really). Or, you can start with finding a clean non-toxic water bottle to use to stay hydrated.
The best non-toxic water bottles in 2022
What are the best non-toxic water bottles when you are trying to reduce your internal toxic load? Let’s jump in and find out.
I LOVE Klean Kanteen water bottles. My hubby and I both have one. These products are clean, non-toxic and easy to wash. The first one shown (silver) is uninsulated but does keep cold water cool and is great for everyday or for hiking and camping. We’re talking DURABLE. If you want to make sure you are drinking enough water everyday, this one is 40 ounces and is great to bring to work, too. I typically use an insulated Klean Kanteen (pink shown above). Also very DURABLE and I take it everywhere!
- Clean and non-toxic stainless steel
- Easy to clean (I use a water bottle brush)
- Easily portable AND durable
- Keeps beverages cold or hot as needed
Expect to shell out between $18-40 dollars for a Klean Kanteen product. This family-owned and operated company is located in California (made in America, baby). Durability and sustainability you can count on. I use mine everyday during my commute.
Another way to avoid plastic drinking containers is to go with glass. Glass is fantastic, and this bottle is BPA-free and covered in silicone for added protection from shattering. Lifefactory products are all covered with a US patent and are made in the USA or France.
- Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
- Claims to have a leak-proof lid
- Most are 22 ounces, perfect for car cupholders
Lifefactory products are currently going for $18-25.
I think if you are going for a non-toxic glass water bottle, this is an excellent option. My only hesitation is that some of the reviews on Amazon are noting of a new cap leak issue. Do your own research!
I personally love the color selection and the size of this water bottle.
If I get another non-toxic plastic-free water bottle, this will be it! It checks off a lot of boxes for me, including being made in America, being certified as non-toxic, and coming with a cute little carrying sling. Plus, copper is a trace element needed for many metabolic functions in the body. Just as using a cast iron pan is helpful for trace iron levels in the body, using copper to drink couldn’t hurt. (If you are worried about corrosion, just use a little baking soda and vinegar and scrub off any rust.)
- Made in America by a quality company (Kitchen Science)
- Non-toxic and clean
- Apparently comes with a lifetime warranty!
- Copper is a trace element needed by the human body
- Beautiful craftsmanship
- Cute carrying case
So far, it looks like the price sits around $30. Considering all of the perks that go along with this product, I’d say this is a fabulous deal. The highlight for me aside from it being non-toxic is having a lifetime warranty. I like a company that stands behind its products and builds a brand of trust on customer satisfaction.
I’ve covered some of the best non-toxic water bottle brands that are fairly priced and easy to find. But of course there are other brands that are popular, such as Yeti and Natural Life. While I do admire Yeti products, I also think they are a bit expensive. And while I do like to shop the best deal on Amazon sometimes the quality of the product just isn’t as good or safe especially if it comes from that big country in the east.
One product I absolutely use all of the time around the house for storing all of my homemade bone broth is the mason jar. I happen to have a post all about the importance of bone broth in your diet. If you wanting to really clean up your pantry from plastics, you might consider using mason jars in lieu of plastic cups. They are multi-purpose and pretty inexpensive. And, they seem to be the most affordable in rural Farm and Home / Tractor Supply type stores.
I think this is a good start. If you can start making small changes over time you can begin to offset your toxic load. You can start to turn the ship around from having bad endo pain rear its ugly head and begin to lessen the load for your body over time. Plus, water bottles are something you can use all of the time and you only really need one or two good ones. If you’re like me, you had hoards of plastic water bottles from your younger days that had probably been washed in the dishwasher and had been leaching chemicals.
So, think about your glass water bottles, your copper water bottle and your stainless steel water bottles.
Do you use a clean water bottle? What’s your favorite brand or type? Please comment in the comments below!