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What is the spiritual or health significance of copper bottles and pitchers?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has registered copper as the only metal class that continuously kills unwanted organisms and yeasts. In a process called the oligodynamic effect, copper ions dissolve into water and destroy unwanted organisms when it is stored overnight. Copper bottles and containers are becoming increasingly popular for storing drinking water. This trend is widely supported by Ayurveda, a holistic Indian medicine system.

A study by the University of South Carolina reported that copper killed 97% of unwanted organisms in ICUs, reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections by 40%. Antimicrobial copper-alloy touch surfaces, On February 29, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the registrations of five different groups of copper alloys as "antimicrobial materials" with public health benefits.
"EPA registers copper-containing alloy products". May 2008. Archived from the original on July 14, 2008.

  • Copper utensils are believed to have spiritual and health significance due to their unique properties.
  • Copper is considered a sacred metal in many cultures and is associated with various healing properties.
  • Drinking water stored in copper utensils is believed to have purifying effects and can help balance the body's doshas (energetic forces).
  • Additionally, copper has antimicrobial properties that can prevent the growth of harmful unwanted organisms. These beliefs have led to the use of copper utensils in Ayurveda and other traditional healing practices.

Aloha Customers considering buying our Beautiful Copper Drinking Water Bottles

Please note that these bottles can have black or green discolorations sometimes inside them when received or after using the bottles.  These spots do not cause any health issues and can be cleaned as indicated below.  If you do not want the possibility of these spots, please do not buy these bottles.  My Wife and I have used them for years and like them, but each person is different.

The black and green spots you're observing on a copper drinking bottle are likely signs of oxidation and tarnishing. Copper, being a reactive metal, undergoes a process called patination when exposed to air and moisture. This process can result in the formation of green spots (verdigris) and black areas (copper oxide).

Best Method to Clean and Remove Black and Green Spots

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and salt. Apply this mixture to the tarnished areas and rub gently with a soft cloth or sponge. The acid in the vinegar and the abrasiveness of the salt can help remove tarnishing.

Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle salt on its cut side, and rub this over the spots. Lemon's natural acidity and salt's abrasiveness work well together.

Make a paste with baking soda and water. Apply it to the spots and gently scrub. This is a mild abrasive and can be effective for removing tarnish.

If home remedies don't work, you might consider a commercial copper cleaner. These are formulated specifically for cleaning copper and can be very effective.

Always rinse the bottle thoroughly with water after cleaning.

Dry it completely to prevent further oxidation

Test any cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area first

Avoid using harsh abrasives or steel wool, as these can scratch the copper