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  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Where Your Waiakea Bottle Came From

    A lot of people wonder why we use plastic bottles when we put so much emphasis on being healthy, ethical, and most importantly, sustainable. It's common to associate plastic with pollution.  Most plastic actually harms the environment if not recycled, so Waiakea makes sure that its bottles aren't like any other plastic bottles. Each and every Waiakea bottle comes from high-grade 100% RPET, or [...]
  • A Friendsgiving Luau

    The holidays are finally here and Thanksgiving is creeping up faster than anyone expected! It’s all about food, giving thanks, and being around our Ohana. Ohana doesn’t always refer to our biological family--it’s inclusive of our “extended” family, the friends that we call family. This is why the “Friendsgiving” trend is more popular than you might think, especially among Millennials. It's a new [...]
  • A Fully Degradable Waiakea Bottle Coming in 2018

    From the very start, Waiakea has been passionately committed to creating a fully sustainable end-of-life packaging option for its bottles. Five years and over 1,200 experiments later, Waiakea is proud to announce that we are one step closer to achieving a FULLY DEGRADABLE BOTTLE! Yup, you heard that right.

Snack Time With Sweats & The City

Waiakea ambassador’s Elizabeth + Dale, the dynamic duo behind Sweats & The City, have joined us to share some of their favorite snack items that are both healthy and tasty.
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Why Brands Are Adding Baking Soda To Their Water & What You Should Know About It

Why Sodium Bicarbonate is Added To Water A lot of brands are adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to their bottled water. "But why?", you may ask. Well for starters, sodium bicarbonate is a way to create a higher pH, or alkalinity, in drinking water. Sodium bicarbonate is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Natron, which contains large amounts of sodium [...]
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Essential Info On Essential Oils

With their highly therapeutic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, essential oils are an ancient remedy that have been used across different cultures and civilizations for centuries¹. By definition, essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic plant extracts found in seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers². Although essential oils have been around for centuries, the [...]
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I’ve Got 99 Problems And The Sun Is Definitely One

Regardless of the risks our dermatologists consistently highlight (as well as what our mothers taught us growing up), many of us remain active sun seekers, constantly looking to achieve that perfect beachy bronze. Even when we aren’t aiming to work on our flawless looking tan, it is still critical to use sun care products to protect your body.
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Homemade Activated Charcoal Lemonade

  Activated charcoal is a deeply trusted and entirely natural detoxifying remedy that has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. It works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the body and flushing them out in a process that prevents the body from reabsorbing them¹. Activated charcoal eventually made its way into Western medicine where it was used by doctors as an antidote for [...]
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Get Glowing, Clear Skin the Natural Way

With skin being your largest organ, there is no doubt that it requires some extra TLC….especially when it comes to that deeply coveted glow everyone is in search of. While there are an abundance of products on the market that tout breakthrough formulas that will give you everything you want and more when it comes to your skin, the reality is that there is no magic cream, cleanser, mask or toner [...]
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Get Your Acai Game On with Culinary Queen, Serena Poon

Culinary queen, celebrity nutritionist and Waiakea Ambassador, Serena Poon, has crafted some seriously drool-worthy acai bowl recipes for you to experiment with this summer. She cites protein smoothie bowls as one of her favorite quick go-to's after a workout or even as a mid-day meal. Considering the fact that they are nutrient dense and bursting with flavors, Serena loves the energy boost that [...]
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What You Shoud Know About Fluoride In Drinking Water

Since the 1950s, Americans have been embroiled within an environmental controversy surrounding fluoridation, debating whether or not fluorides—ionic compounds containing the element fluorine—should be added to public water systems. On one side you have a group of scientists from government and industry that argue the addition of fluoride to water protects teeth from decay. On the other side are [...]
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Pets & ph: why your pet should be drinking alkaline water

Dogs and cats are prone to the very same ailments and diseases as humans. Both of our diets are often saturated with unhealthy foods devoid of nutrients and minerals. Think of processed dog and cat food as the equivalent of fast food. If you wouldn’t want to eat McDonald’s for every meal of the day, why would you allow your pet to do just that? Drinking naturally alkaline water can deliver [...]
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9 health tips for that summer bikini body

Spring has almost sprung and summertime is just around the corner! This means the welcomed (and sometimes dreaded) arrival of bikini season. In order to make shedding those winter pounds less of a daunting task, we have compiled a variety of totally doable lifestyle tips that will help you work towards that coveted beach bod.  
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Magnesium: health benefits & bioavailability in water

In addition to playing a crucial role in overall health and well being, magnesium can provide your body with an impressive list of health benefits. This is especially so considering that the mineral's cellular and molecular function impacts all systems of the body. That said, it is important to note that if magnesium levels fall below a certain level, your body can be in some serious trouble. [...]
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Dehydration: Symptoms, Tips and Tricks

  The average human body is made of 50-65% water and helps your body perform a variety of vital functions. This includes enabling blood flow, metabolizing food, flushing toxins from the body, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and protecting your organs. Our body is also constantly losing water when we sweat, urinate, and breathe. Dehydration occurs when more water is moving out of [...]
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