A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of receiving my Ghongha water bottle and boy, was I excited! I’ve been in the market for a reusable, glass bottle for AGES (to pop my essential oils in!) and this one fits the bill rather nicely. You can choose from a variety of colours and they are very reasonably priced at £23 (plus postage).
Just a few FAQs about the bottle:
What is the bottle made of?
The Ghongha bottle is made from hand-blown borosilicate glass and is covered by a soft non–toxic and hypoallergenic silicone sleeve which protects the bottle and makes it easier to grip.
There is a cleverly designed drop cut in the silicon sleeve that enables you to see the contents of your Ghongha.
The materials used to make Ghongha bottles do not react with or absorb foreign substances which means that Ghongha does not absorb the taste or smell of liquids that you use in it.
All materials used are completely non-toxic and completely recyclable.
Ghongha looks good, keeps you healthy and is totally safe to use.
How big is the bottle and how much does it weigh? (A BIG concern of mine and I find it absolutely fine!)
Ghongha bottles are 22cm tall and have a circumference of 22cm and can contain 550ml. The weight of an empty Ghongha bottle is around 350 grams.
I’m a pretty big klutz-can I break this bad boy?! (Yep, my sentiments exactly!)
Ghongha bottles are made from the toughest and most durable glass material – pure borosilicate glass.
Like all glass, it can break so treat it with care and respect like the friend it will certainly become. The silicon sleeve will protect the Ghongha from harder knocks and bumps but like everything you love, treat it with care and affection.
A little bit about Ghongha, what it means, and why you should use one!
Ghongha was founded in 2015 by Anna Palmkvist, a passionate yogini based in London UK. Anna believes that being properly hydrated throughout the day is an essential part of looking and feeling good. She soon became uncomfortable about drinking, as many of us do, from a non-environmentally friendly plastic bottle. She decided “enough is enough” when it comes to polluting the planet with unwanted plastic bottles.
With this in mind, Anna set about creating a solution to the problem of finding a bottle to drink from that would neither harm her or the environment. The Ghongha bottle was created – made from sustainable materials and which can be used over and over again.
Ghongha bottles are completely free from toxic BPA (Bisphenol A plastic) materials. Even the lid! BPA is a chemical that is often found in plastic bottles and has been linked to many ailments such as increased risk for cancer, obesity and diabetes. If you have a plastic bottle it will take 1000 years to decompose and will affect our planet badly and also your health. Superbad!
The Ghongha bottle is different, it‘s made from hand blown strong heat resistant borosilicate glass (-20 – +200 Celsius) which makes our bottles dishwasher, freezer and microwave proof. Ghongha bottles are fitted with a soft silicone sleeve and lid. The silicone sleeve which is of course non toxic, makes the bottle easier to grip. All materials used in making a Ghongha bottle is reusable, LFGB certified and recyclable.
We at Ghongha find drinking from our glass bottle makes the water taste so much better then when drinking from a plastic or metallic bottle. Plus our unique design with the drop cut out makes it possible to always see the content of your bottle. Which is great!
What the heck does Ghongha mean?!
Ghongha is the Hindi word for snail—and also Ghongha founder Anna Palmkvist’s nickname. Growing up in Sweden, she followed the adventures of the character’s Bear and Snail in a popular children’s TV show. Since then, her closest friends and family have nicknamed her Snigel, which is the Swedish translation of her favorite character Snail. Combined with an interest in Indian culture, she discovered that the Hindi script for snail (घोंघा) reminded her of butterflies.
It was at this moment that she decided Ghongha (snail) would be the name of her future company—and the snail that reminded her of butterflies also came to represent the importance of caring for the environment while remaining grounded no matter what the situation.
To purchase your own Ghongha water bottle, go here. Check back soon for my interview with Anna, to get to know her a little bit better!