27 November 2013

Aladdin . . .water bottle?!

Aladdin 0.6 'Coral'

. . .You've probably clicked on this thinking ''What the heck . .?'' Well I can confirm you are not seeing things, but I am blogging today about a water bottle, but not just any ol' water bottle. Ever purchased a drink that comes in bottle form, drink the contents and then said to yourself ''Ooo I'll keep this as it makes for a good water bottle to take to the gym/work?'' Yep we've all done it. However little do we know that by reusing plastic bottles actually does us no favours!

I'm not going to pretend I am some boffin of an environmentalist and give you 'chapter and verse' about the make up of plastic bottles, but what I do know that reusing plastic bottles over a long period of time can be harmful to you and your insides. Studies have indicated that food and drink stored in reused plastic bottles and containers does infact have traces of Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that interferes with the body’s natural hormonal messaging system. 130 studies have been conducted and BPA has been linked to to breast and uterine cancer, an increased risk of miscarriage, and decreased testosterone levels (About.com, 2013). Scary findings, huh? I tend to drink a lot of water during the day and I often found that the plastic water bottles were never big enough to hold a large quantity of water, which is what originally prompted me to search for a decent water bottle.

Amazon is where I found myself searching for a decent water bottle. I did come across quite a few brands, but I decided to go with the Aladdin following the positive reviews. There are 2 sizes available; 0.35 (small), 0.6 (large), which come in a variety of colours and designs. I opted for 'Coral' as at the time of purchasing this was the only colour available. The bottle has an easy drink spout, removable lid for easy filling, a carry handle, and it is 100% leak proof (this is true as I've had it in my handbag and had no spillage). The bottle is also stain, smell and shatter resistant. I have had this bottle for approximately 3 months and I absolutely love it; it comes everywhere with me. I also find it encourages me to drink more throughout the day . .I don't know why but it just does (for some reason). I have also noticed this has saved me money, in terms of I am no longer buying bottles of water which seems to be quite expensive these days. 

Many brands are now 'catching' on to producing water bottles along the same lines as Aladdin and trying to educate consumers of the dangers of continuous use of reused plastic bottles and containers. However with such a product like this that is unique and different from the norm, it does come with a little price tag. I purchased mine from Amazon at £9.99, which is a little expensive for a water bottle. But my justifications were it'll save me money as I won't need to buy water (which is true), and it is reuseable and safe (which again is true). So although at first it is quite 'steep' to purchase, it is in the long run reasonably priced.

I never imagined that I would pay such price for a plastic water bottle. But taking into consideration the information mentioned above, I think it is definitely a good investment and worth it.

Have you tried Aladdin? For more information please click here.


  1. I need to look into this, because my current water bottle has leaked numerous times and it's soo annoying!!!
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Serenity of Beauty4 December 2013 17:55

      They really are good. Hold a lot of fluid, very strong and doesn't leak :).

      Definitely worth getting one :) . . .(not that im being biased lol).