There’s nothing more essential to proper nutrition than staying hydrated, and thanks to a shifting trend away from sugary drinks, bottled water is set to overtake soda as the most consumed beverage in the U.S. But as great as drinking bottled water is for you, the same can’t be said for the environment, with bottled water creating a litany of waste that ends up in landfills. The solution? Use your own bottles, and make your own bottled water.
And while on the surface this seems like a simple solution, finding the perfect bottle is significantly harder than you might imagine. Plastic bottles, aluminum bottles, glass bottles, and so on.
The search for the perfect bottle is a quest I’ve been on for quite some time, because I have to have a bottle with me at all times. For me, the simple truth is that if water’s not readily available, I won’t go out of my way to drink it, usually because I’m too busy and simply forget. While I could turn to vending machines and grab a bottle of water, I can’t stand the taste of the plastic bottles or the chemicals many plastic bottles contain.
Up until recently my go-to bottles of choice were the conventional large plastic sports bottles, but the biggest problem is that over time they all seemed to absorb flavors from the dishwasher or different drinks I used them for. Then a few months ago I was introduced to a bottle brand that completely eliminated the negatives I experienced with plastic bottles, which in-turn has drastically increased my daily H2O intake. The brand, bkr (pronounced “beaker”), is a sleek and stylish water bottle that combines perfectly molded crystal clear soda-lime glass with soft and beautifully colored silicone for easy holding. The silicone helps create the most grippable, tactile bottle I’ve ever held, but the bottle’s glass construction ensures no flavors are absorbed and no strange tastes or chemicals will ever leach into your water,
The bkr bottle was created a few years ago by two fashion forward, intelligent friends, Kate Cutler and Tal Winter. Sick of drinking from cheap disposable bottles, they created a bottle that they would want to drink from, something beautiful, something you wanted to carry with you, something that would ensure that you were never dehydrated again. And from that the bkr bottle was born. Now available in three sizes, the smallest bkr is a 250 ml bottle that can easily slip into your handbag for hands free carrying, the medium size is 500 ml (my choice for everyday carrying), and the 1 liter bkr is perfect for the gym when you need a little extra fluid to get you through your workout without needing to refill.
While you may not be familiar with the name bkr, there is no question you’ve seen it in pictures, whether being carried by the top fitness trainers in the country, your favorite celebrity or heading down the catwalk. The bkr bottle has become the “must have” health beauty essential for those whose jobs it is to be beautiful, and it has the functionality to match.
No matter what your lifestyle, whether you’re drinking water for its beauty benefits or for your health, I’ve yet to find a bottle that’s better to drink form than the bkr Bottle. For a look at the latest collections available, visit their website at www.mybkr.com. Don’t wait, their collections are often limited editions and sell out quickly.