Can I put lemon in a stainless steel water bottle?

Can I put lemon in a stainless steel water bottle?

For personal safety and sustainability concerns, many people are now opting to carry their own water supply rather than buying expensive drinks in plastic packaging when they’re out and about.

However, with so many options available to purchase, you can be forgiven for having trouble selecting the best bottle to buy.

While size definitely matters, the temperature you prefer to drink your beverage at is also important, and so is your favourite flavour.

Stainless-steel water bottles have become a fast favourite with those seeking an eco-friendly option they can reuse for years to come. Durable and sleek to look at, well-designed water bottles made of stainless steel have other advantages to offer.

They can keep liquids either hot or cold for up to 24 hours, making them a versatile solution well suited to all seasons. They are also able to cope with carbonated drinks, making them perfect for those who like a little fizz.

Many people enjoy fresh lemon squeezed into their drinks, whether it’s some hot or iced tea or simply some infused water, be it sparkling or still.

However, lemon has a reputation for being acidic and many people fear it will either cause a chemical reaction with the stainless steel or inflict damage on their favourite water bottle.

The welcome news is that stainless-steel water bottles have no problem carrying lemon drinks, but read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about this perfect pairing.

Why is stainless steel better than plastic or aluminium?

Stainless-steel water bottles are far better suited for use with lemon-infused drinks than their plastic and aluminium counterparts.

Plastic solutions are well known for leaching chemicals into liquids stored inside and with lemon juice being especially acidic, this effect can be even more acute.

Aluminium bottles often boast an epoxy lining, a material that is also known to leach chemicals.

What are the benefits of adding lemon to your bottled drink?

When people become bored of plain water, they can neglect their hydration levels, but lemon will add flavour, encouraging them to quench their thirst.

Lemon is also a source of vitamin C, helping improve skin quality and boosting immune systems. Additionally, it is associated with aiding digestion and freshening the breath.

What other fruits is stainless-steel suited to?

Your stainless-steel water bottle can cope with water infused with a wide variety of fruits. As well as lemon, orange and lime also give a citrus twist to drinks, while summer berries and tropical fruit like pineapple and mango can be exceptionally tasty.

Why not try including herbs in your drinks, like mint and basil, for a fresh taste and added flavour?

Will lemon juice cause damage to my stainless-steel water bottle?

Lemon juice will not damage a water bottle manufactured from stainless steel. However, you should never use a water bottle made from any metal that may become rusty with a lemon drink.

The acidity of lemon juice makes it able to dissolve any rust present. This makes it great at removing this unwanted chemical reaction from metal, but in the case of a water bottle, it will dissolve any rust that has developed into the water you are drinking. Thankfully, with proper cleaning and care, a stainless-steel water bottle will not succumb to rust.

How to keep your stainless-steel water bottle fresh

Stainless steel water bottles can be kept for years if correctly cared for.

Dedicated bottle brushes and cleaning kits in an easy-to-carry format are available to buy to ensure they stay in great shape.

While these accessories are great when you’re on the go, you can also use natural ingredients at home to clean them. Both a white vinegar solution and a simple mixture of baking soda and water are eco-friendly options, ideal for an overnight soak.


Looking for a stylish stainless steel water bottle?

You might be looking to upgrade your bottle to a stainless-steel solution for lemon thirst quenchers or for a friend, but either way, we have what you need.

Check out our Savannah 500ml Hippo Bottle. As the product that launched our story, it’s a stainless-steel classic you can count on. 

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