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Most of us are probably well aware that plastics should be avoided. I have been working on getting all plastic out of my kitchen for food storage, as well as drinking vessels. We have used mason jars as drinking glasses for a long time, but there have always been limitations with taking them with me when I run errands and such. Well, today, I am going to share with you a couple great products that will keep your drinking water safe on the go! Make sure you also check out the giveaway too!
EcoJarz Canning Jar Drinking Lids
I stumbled across the EcoJarz site one day when doing research. As I mentioned above, I have used mason jars for drinking glasses for quite some time, but they are difficult to take on the go. A friend made me a lid for one of my jars by drilling a hole in the center of the lid and then using a rubber grommet. I could then use a straw with the jar when I was out and about. The problem with this lid is now it’s starting to rust, and it’s a little gross to use. I needed something better, so I was so stoked when I came across EcoJarz. Plus, they are based out of Denver, so I love that I can support a homegrown company!
Who is EcoJarz?
According to their site:
We are a young company focused on challenging the concept of throw-away culture. Our first product — the Stainless Steel EcoJarz Drink Top — is designed to make reuse the new norm. Because our drink tops fit standard canning jars, they also fit hundreds of other bottles and containers that are disposed of everyday.This drink top will fit any standard mouth jar, whether it’s an empty tomato sauce, salsa, or mayonnaise jar. With EcoJarz, the possibilities of turning jars into long-lasting, always-handy, on-the-go drink vessels are almost endless.
They offer two different lid options: stainless steal and silicone. None of their products have any BPA, phthalates, or chemicals that can be leached. Glass, stainless steel, and silicone are the safest materials to use for food and beverage.
They offer wide mouth and regular mouth sizes, which is awesome, because we have and use both types of jars in our house. The lids are dishwasher safe and the stainless steel lids will not rust, discolor, or corrode. They are made from 304L Surgical Stainless Steel. Mine have held up great. No complaints at all. Oh, except, don’t wash your silicone lids in the same load as your lactofermented garlic jar … yeah, I did that without thinking and one of my silicone lids smelled like garlic. But, you can fix this by tossing it in a cup of baking soda and water and letting it soak for a few hours. The odor should hit the road.
I purchased both the stainless steel and silicone lids (in wide mouth and regular sizes) and I am LOVING them! They work great with straws or without. I can now take my mason jars with me on the go and not have to keep screwing on and unscrewing the lids!
Lifefactory Glass Water Bottles
The second product I want to share with you today is the water bottles from Lifefactory. I have been seeing these bottles everywhere, from yoga class to the health food store. I finally purchased one and I’m very pleased with it. While we use mason jars a lot, sometimes (even with the cool EcoJarz lids) they are not the best option for water on the go (like say hiking or running around with the dogs). The Lifefactory bottles are a great option. These glass bottles help you avoid toxins, but the silicone sleeve helps protect the glass from bumps and falls.
Who is Lifefactory?
According to their site:
Lifefactory was born in 2007 when pediatric feeding specialist, Pam Marcus, and integrative designer, Daren Joy, joined together to develop a line of health-minded, design-forward baby bottles. The Company has grown and the product line has expanded but the purity of their original vision remains.
Lifefactory makes a wide range of bottles for adults, kids, toddlers, and babies. The bottle that I purchased is one of their 22oz bottles from the “Classic Cap” line. My husband liked mine so much that he ordered one for himself, which I am happy about, because he was using an older plastic water bottle. In adult bottles, they offer 16oz and 22oz sizes with a variety of lids. In the kids and toddlers line, they offer 9oz sizes with a couple different lid choices. In the baby line, they offer 9oz and 4oz baby bottles.
What are the bottles made of?
- All of the adult and kids bottles are made from high-quality soda lime glass in France. Baby bottles are made from borosilicate glass, which is known for superior durability, as well as heat/cold resistance.
- The caps are all BPA-free and made in Poland and the U.S.
- The silicone sleeve is made from medical-grade silicone in the U.S
I have been very pleased with my bottle. It’s perfect to take places where I am afraid it will get knocked over (yoga) or on hikes, walks, etc., where mason jars would just not be very functional. The bottles are dishwasher safe, and have held up nicely. I usually just wash mine out with soap and water.
Who Wants To Win?
I am thrilled with both of these products and now I want to give you a chance to win! If you’re interest, click this link, or click the image below and you will be taken to the official giveaway page!