Your living room became your office, and taking a walk in the woods is the best you can get in terms of a short “holiday”? For many of us, life is currently somewhat like this. But there is an everyday luxury we may tend to forget: clean drinking water. Even if your sports or holiday routine are affected at the moment, you should not forget to enjoy your daily water ration and stay fresh and hydrated. With a soulbottle, you can carry your drinking water with you wherever you work or go, and look stylish while doing it. By using a soulbottle, you also help to actively avoid plastic waste while supporting drinking water projects in less-privileged communities. Doesn’t sound too bad, right?
soulbottles is a Berlin-based social business, founded in 2012. Their core product is a reusable drinking bottle made from glass or stainless steel that can be refilled every day – or even multiple times a day. Both the glass and stainless steel versions are 100% plastic-free and sustainably produced. The products follow the company’s purpose: to create a drinking bottle that offers an alternative to disposable plastic bottles and to help create access to clean drinking water for everyone – that’s why 1 Euro per soulbottle goes to international drinking water projects from the NGO Viva con Agua. And for the company soulbottles, the annual World Water Day on 22nd of March is a perfect opportunity to celebrate drinking water as a true gift in our everyday life. And this year’s theme of “valuing water” offers the perfect question: did you already value your drinking water today?
For the people from soulbottles, the concept is clear: the company loves and celebrates water every day as part of their purpose. And with their drinking bottles, they created an opportunity for many others to enjoy this notion as well. Therefore, a pleasant, stylish look for the soulbottles was as important as communicating the sustainable message behind it. When it comes to the glass bottles, customers can choose between two sizes and around 40 designs created by international designers. The soulbottles steel, which offers the extra feature of insulation, are available in three different versions.
Why and how can a soubottle make your drinking routine or, even more, your life more comfortable and refreshing during lockdown? Well, in the (home-)office, for example, an eye-pleasing design brings joy to your work routine. Place your soulbottle with your chosen design on your table and enjoy the style factor it brings next to your laptop and documents. And with our soulbottle right next to you, it makes it way easier to remember to drink water. If you refill your 0.6 l soulbottle twice while working, you have already reached almost ⅔ of your daily water requirement. If you like to drink even more, choose the 1.0 l version.
The same goes for your outdoor activities. While long walks or outdoor sports are a daily routine for many of us right now, carrying water with you is important too. And while the problem of plastic waste from to-go food and drinks grew even bigger during lockdown times, with a soulbottle you can easily avoid buying a plastic bottle while on the road. This saves you money and protects the environment from plastic waste. And because soulbottles are 100 % leak-proof, no water spills while jumping, running or walking.
Recipe for success
As versatile as soulbottles are, water is just as versatile too. So, valuing water can also mean celebrating its tasty opportunities. Looking for some extra freshness? Why don’t you add some slices of cucumber, lemon or orange to your tap water? Or, depending on the season, some berries, mint, apple or melon? Ideally, you should use seasonal, locally-sourced and organic fruits and wash them before you place them in the water. This is an easy and sugar-free way of infusing your water so that it tastes great and looks great on your table as well. You like hot tea? The soulbottles steel are the perfect choice: fill it in, close the clip fastener and your tea remains hot for hours.
Still need some inspiration to tickle your taste buds while drinking water? For some extra spice during working hours – if at home or the office – here is an easily prepared recipe for a true vitamin kick: a ginger and turmeric shot.
To fill up a 0.6 l soulbottle you need:
- 1 cm fresh turmeric root
- 5 cm fresh ginger
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup
5 easy steps to your self-made ginger turmeric shot:
- Peel and chop the ginger and turmeric.
- Put it in a pot and fill it up with 0.6 l water; let it simmer for 20 minutes.
- Cool it down, then pass it through a strainer.
- Add the pepper, the juice of the fresh lemon and the honey/syrup.
- Fill in your soulbottle – and it’s ready!
So, however you like your daily water best, soulbottles makes it way more easy and way more fun to enjoy it.