Everything You Need to Clean Your Reusable Water Bottle

Yes, you need to be washing your water bottles regularly!

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August 16, 2022

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A young woman wearing a casual clothing is holding a reusable water bottle container while outdoor


A young woman wearing a casual clothing is holding a reusable water bottle container while outdoor

Photo by: Karl Tapales

Karl Tapales

Staying hydrated is essential, and in doing so, so is having a trustworthy reusable water bottle — not only is it sustainable, but it allows you to bring water wherever you go. Reusable water bottles are perfect for staying hydrated whether you're working out or going to class, and they are almost infinitely customizable. You can pick from a myriad of fun designs and color or decorate them with stickers over the years — some have straws, while others have smaller openings for easy sipping. The options are endless. Although a reusable water bottle is a handy accessory for everyday use, it's important to remember that they do in fact need to be cleaned. Below we have a list of products so you can give your water bottle, and all of its accessories, the love they deserve.


This durable brush is perfect for cleaning inside tall bottles and pitchers. Combine this brush with some dish soap, and these nylon bristles will have your water bottle looking and smelling fresh.


Cleaning tablets are an easy and simple way to clean your water bottle. These all-natural tablets remove stubborn stains and smells and can be used to clean any hard-to-clean container or bottle.

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This brush set is a silicone option, which also works well for cleaning water bottles. These lightweight and flexible brushes come in a pack of two, a 16-inch bottle brush and a 12-inch cap brush. These skinny brushes are also perfect for fitting inside water bottles with small cap sizes.


These water bottle brush balls are a fun and easy way to keep your water bottle clean. Just fill your bottle with warm soapy water and toss these in. Then, shake around your bottle. These soft bristles won't scratch your bottle, they'll just leave it clean.

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It is just as important to clean the reusable straw on your water bottle as it is to clean your bottle. This pack of straw cleaners includes three sizes and is made up of nylon bristles. Simply insert inside the straw with soap and water, rotate and remove.


If keeping up with cleaning your water bottle feels like too much work, this self-cleaning bottle was made for you! According to the brand, it uses UV-C LED technology to clean your water bottle in 60 seconds by, "neutralizing odor-causing bacteria and viruses". While it's definitely on the pricier side, we found it to be a great water bottle in testing.


This drying stand is perfect for when you're all done cleaning your reusable water bottles. Simply hang all of your bottles on the stand to dry. The stand is also very multi-purpose and great for drying an assortment of products, along with plastic bags, cartons and tall glasses.

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