For many, drinking from a copper bottle might seem a new concept, perhaps even a fad. In fact, drinking from a copper vessel is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition! If you’re new to Ayurveda, it’s one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, many of the practices already spreading to the west. You mean yoga, turmeric lattes and tongue scraping? Yep and it’s about time we all knew about the importance of copper.
Ayurveda, literally means life “ayur” and knowledge “veda” in Sanskrit. The ancient Indian practice recommends drinking water from a copper vessel to balance The Three Doshas:
Vata - Air & Ether
Pitta - Fire & Water
Kapha - Water & Earth
The Three Doshas are a combination of the 5 elements. Each person has all three Doshas, but usually one or two dominate. When the three Doshas are balanced, they support health + life.
Storing water in a copper vessel has long been the norm in India and it is recommended that you leave water in the copper vessel for a minimum of a few hours to reap the benefits. As the water sits in your copper bottle, minuscule copper ions are released in to the water. Why is this important? Well, copper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health.
This mineral has antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to neutralise toxins. All sounds pretty important right? That's because it is and yet Copper is not a mineral our bodies can produce itself meaning we need to get it from dietary sources. The best sources include nuts, chocolate, whole grains and some dark greey leafy vegetables. Another easy way to ensure you're getting enough of this important mineral is to drink water that has been stored in a copper bottle!
If health reasons don't persuade you to switch to a copper water bottle maybe some other reasons will. The Copper Lotus Bottle is a great way to avoid using single-use plastic water bottles. Simply fill up at home and take with you on the go. The screw lid and silicone seal makes the bottle leak-proof and great for travel. The perfect sustainable swap!
The Copper Lotus sure is a conversation starter, not many people have seen such a beautiful water bottle before. Watch as the pure copper colour ages over time giving an antique look. Whether you're choosing the copper lotus as a unique gift or grabbing one for yourself, be sure to get one quickly before they're all gone again!