finds by Sandra Shih Tonkinson
Water tastes brilliantly delicious in glass bottles.
Using repurposed glass or vintage bottles is a great way to give them a second life, and be more environmentally-friendly. Manufacturing glass is far from being green, with its carbon emissions and consumption of natural resources. Glass is produced from limestone, soda ash, and ash, and has a long history of use and for many people, it is still the preferred choice for containers. It is inert and unlike the plastics that we see everywhere, glass does not leech chemicals or interfere with taste. Glass is easily recycled, either within the household and repurposed, or at the recycling plant. Though not every bits of glass, partially because of the colours, makes it into new glass but if it does, the process then requires less energy so more environmentally friendly.
Before you toss out the glass baby bottles or your coconut oil bottles, see how you can give it new life. And who says decanters are only for wines and spirits? These are beautiful containers. The vintage ones are a real find.
Start your day with water with lemon – warm or room temperature. The body has dehydrated overnight and a glass of water before you jump into brushing your teeth, walking the dogs, and making breakfast, hydrate first and sip throughout the day.
Hydrate before yoga, crossfit, and other movement sessions and when the weather is humid and hot. Sitting in an air-con room all day? Drink up!
You can over drink water but for most people, this is not the problem. Drink up, and see how your general well-being, alertness, skin radiance, and digestion/elimination improves.
When not to drink? While eating! No water 30 minutes before and an hour after meals. This supports digestion and gut health.
TOP + RIGHT Etched repurposed glass bottles by Amy Dae of CrystalDaeDreams.
LEFT Vintage Textured decanters from The Rhubard Studio. Check out The Rhubard Studio for more great vintage finds.