Do you have a water bottle that’s hard to clean? Or a travel coffee mug that’s beyond gross? Or a CamelBak hydration pack you used when hiking that could be studied by a 6th-grade science class for a lesson on bacteria growth? Um, yeah, me, too. Which is why when Clean Ethics emailed us about its Bottle Bright effervescent tablets that clean a variety of hard-to-scrub drinking containers, we were so down to test them. And test I did.
Super simple to use, you pop a small Bottle Bright tablet into your dirty container that’s been filled with warm water. Let it sit for five minutes to dissolve, then give it a good shake, and then let it sit for at least another 10 minutes (longer if your drinking vessel is super grody), rinse out and bam! Cleanliness, minus the use of harsh chemicals (no chlorine!) and toxins. These little tablets really do get out stubborn stains and stinky odors without leaving any sort of aftertaste. It’s kind of like magic. (My only hiccup with them is that no matter what I do and how hard I shake, I just can’t get the lid of my Nalgene totally clean. The rest of the bottle is close to godliness, but the lid…argh…so many little grooves for grossness!)
And it’s feel-good magic at that. The mission of Clean Ethics is to provide a water-container sanitizing solution worldwide, so every time you buy a package of Bottle Bright, they donate the same amount of product to a developing country. Clean water containers for all!
Packaged with recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials, Bottle Bright retails for $11.95 for 10 tablets and is available online and through select stores nationwide. We love them for travel, hiking, camping and, well, anytime you need to clean something drinkable that’s gross and tough to clean!
Have you ever tried Bottle Bright? Have any other tips for getting my darn lid clean? Share, please! —Jenn