Using Your New Copper Pitcher

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This is your complete guide to using your new copper water pitcher! In this guide, we discuss the benefits of your pitcher, how to use it, how to clean and care for it, and how a portion of profits will help non-profit organizations that work to supply clean drinking water to struggling communities in the developing world. Let's dive in!


According to ancient Ayurvedic health principles, water stored in a copper jug (which is known as “tamra jal”) balances the three doshas in your body (vata, kapha and pitta) by gently infusing the water with the many health benefits of copper.

In fact, numerous research studies have shown that copper has anti-bacterial properties, strengthens the immune system, helps promote good health, slows the appearance of aging, supports healthy thyroid function, and helps stimulate the brain. Because copper is naturally anti-bacterial, our copper jugs are also naturally self-sterilizing.

Learn more about the benefits on our homepage and blog.

How to Use Your New Copper Pitcher

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Your copper pitcher will be ready to keep you hydrated right out of the box, but we do recommend washing the inside with warm water and a drop of liquid soap before filling it up with drinking water for the first time.     

You can use any type of water in your copper pitcher, including tap water, water that has been passed through a filter, or even bottled water. You will probably notice the greatest difference with tap water, which is generally the least alkaline and in the need of the most care. Although tap water is generally fine in most first-world cities, you may wish to consider filtering you water before pouring it into your copper pitcher.      

For best results, we suggest leaving water in your copper pitcher overnight at room temperature for about 6 to 8 hours, and then drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water from the pitcher first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You can then drink from the pitcher throughout the day and fill it up again as needed.

While it is fine to fill your copper pitcher with warm water, we recommend against filling it with hot or boiling water, as this can negatively affect your pitcher and potentially cause the water to absorb too much copper from your pitcher (the greater the temperature of water, the more capable it is of absorbing metals such as copper).

Please note that we only suggest using water in your copper pitcher. Copper can react with certain acids, including acids found in lemons, fruits, essential oils, coffee, and tea, so it's best to only use water in your copper pitcher.

Cleaning Instructions

Your copper pitcher is made of 100% pure copper, so it will naturally patina over time. Many of our customers like having the exterior of their pitchers age gracefully into a beautiful copper patina, but, if you prefer the shine of copper, it is very easy to remove. Simply sprinkle a pinch of salt on a slice of lemon, allow the salt to dissolve, and then gently rub it on the surface of your pitcher. The lemon and salt will form a mixture that will naturally remove the patina and restore the copper’s shine. Once done, rinse with water and dry well.

The inside of the copper pitcher will also patina, but this has no effect on the quality of the water stored inside the pitcher. We recommend cleaning the inside of your pitcher every now and then with warm water and a drop of liquid soap, and then rinsing it well. However, be sure to never wash your copper pitcher in a dishwasher.


We strongly believe in giving back and supporting communities in need.

That's why we donate 15% of our profits to various non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water to struggling communities in the developing world.

Learn more about our Giving Back program.


Have more questions about your new copper pitcher? Check out our FAQ or send us an email!

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Mar 06, 2020 • Posted by Shantiva

Hi Mary, yes you can make your own natural alkaline water in our copper pitchers. Please see this article for more information:

Mar 06, 2020 • Posted by Mary

Does your copper pitcher make faucet water alkaline?

Thanks for your response

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