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"No chemicals, no scrubbing, no compromises."

Let me introduce you to LARQ, the “world’s first self-cleaning bottle”. It purifies drinking water, keeping it fresh and clean for days. And while this may sound like a marketing ploy, it is definitely real.

Reusable water bottles are a smart alternative to one-time use plastic water bottles. Zac, Everly & I both carry a reusable bottle anytime we leave home. There are no real drawbacks, and require little maintenance. But... how often should we clean our bottle(s)? We often don’t think to wash our water bottles until they start to emit that familiar unwarranted smell. If you use them as frequently as us, then you may find yourself washing your bottle every other day to prevent that musty smell.

My head exploded when I heard about a Self Cleaning Water Bottle, along with Purifying the water as well. Two convenient factors the LARQ Water Bottle has to offer.

The 17-ounce LARQ water bottle reaps of quality that you can physically feel and visually see:
* Electropolished stainless steel, double walled vacuum sealed insulation
* Keeps liquids hot up to 12 hours
* Keeps ice cold up to 24 hours
* BPA and phthalates free

The secret is all in the lid. The LARQ Water Bottle uses proprietary and patented UV-C LED technology. Chemical, mercury and ozone free, it doesn’t require any replacement filters, EVER. The 280nm UV-C light shines insides the bottle, neturalizing up to 99.9999% of odor-causing germs. It uses a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge based on 3-4 cycles a day. The cap is rated IPX7 standard waterproof so you can handwash the entire cap without worry.

The first of its kind, the LARQ Water Bottle is absolute perfection – slim, easy to grip, small enough to fit inside your bag or luggage, and of course, purifies water. Water stays fresh and the bottle stays clean, even after being untouched for several weeks. I'm a water-fiend. I've always disliked the taste of tap water, and even fridge water. With the LARQ Water Bottle, I can save tons of money from not having to go out and buy purified water bottles. Zac, who is a water connoisseur, says it tastes just like his favorite bottled water. 

The LARQ Water Bottle has 4 modes:
Normal: If drinking water from a trusted source, press once to activate.
Adventure: While on vacation and need an extra purficiation punch, press twice to activate.
Self-Cleaning: Every 2 hours the LARQ will intelligently activate the 'Self-Cleaning' Mode.
Travel Lock: If traveling across the country, hold down for 5 seconds. This will disable the Self-Cleaning Mode for travel or storage.

The LARQ Water Bottle also comes with accessories: the LARQ Bottle Cap & Micro USB Cable. Both are sold independently should you need an extra or replacement. They offer a Neoprene Sleeve to better carry your LARQ water bottle.

It’s a little heavier and pricier than your typical water bottle, but for good reason. Its worth the investment and makes a substantial difference to your lifestyle. A portion of proceeds goes to LARQ'S charity partner, 1% for the Living Planet, to benefit the environment and bring safe drinking water to billions. Millions of plastic bottles are purchased every minute and only a small percentage gets recycled; the rest lands up in landfills or in the ocean. The LARQ is definitely worth welcoming into your home. Very impressive considering you’ve got a portable purifier you can take anywhere.

"You are what you drink. Drink Brilliantly."