Fresh Filtered Water on Tap

Five everyday uses for filtered water (other than for drinking)

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Water is essential for life: drinking, cooking or staying clean. Without fresh water we simply wouldn’t survive. But when it comes to choosing the safest and healthiest water – you simply can’t go past filtered water.

Not only does it help to remove some of the chemicals and particles that may be found in tap water – chlorine, rust and cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium – it can be used all around your house. So now the whole family can benefit – even the furry family members!

1. Cleaning your skin

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As the largest organ in our body, our skin absorbs anything it comes into contact with. That’s why when it comes to washing your hands and body – the water you use matters.

The chlorine found in tap water can cause havoc to your skin’s health. It strips away the skin’s moisture, leaving it dry, which promotes early aging. It’s also incredibly damaging to your hair. It removes the hair’s natural colour and protective oils, making it dry and dull.

When you wash your skin with filtered water you’re giving it the best chance to naturally shine.

2. Cooking

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Cooking with tap water means that your body can ingest chemicals and particles commonly found in our water supply.

By simply introducing filtered water in your cooking you can dramatically reduce this exposure. The good news is that filtered water also retains beneficial minerals that your body needs, such as calcium.

It also improves the taste of your food. Filtered water removes the metallic chlorine taste that tap water produces. And it makes your food look even better. It helps to keep the natural colours of food throughout the cooking process.

Tap water can affect the performance of baking ingredients, such as yeast. So, if you love to bake – your cakes, pastries and breads will be even softer with filtered water.

3. Washing fresh produce

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There’s no doubt about it, washing fruit and vegetables before eating or cooking is vital. That’s because they can be a haven for harmful bacteria and pesticides that linger after farming.

Using filtered water means you can enjoy the flavour of fruit and vegetables without chlorine found in tap water.

4. Caring for your pets

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We do a lot to keep our pets safe and healthy every day. Making sure they have a good diet, plenty of exercise and proper training is often top of mind. What you might not realise is that pets – just like humans – need clean water.

That’s why giving filtered water to your pets makes a lot of sense. Your pooch will be wagging its tail when you give it filtered water. It’ll be healthier and happier for it.

5. Watering your plants

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Your plants – indoor and out – can flourish with filtered water. Chlorine found in tap water can kill bacteria. In excessive amounts this can cause harm to the good soil bacteria that plants need to thrive. Chlorine can also injure your plant roots, preventing them from growing.

If you notice a visible thin whitish crust on the surface of the soil, it indicates there is a build-up of harmful minerals and salts on your plants from using tap water. You should consider installing a filtered water system to keep your plants healthy and strong.

Great value… incredible benefits

With so many ways to use filtered water in your home, installing a complete filtered water system simply makes sense. It’s the best way to introduce the benefits of clean, safe water to the whole household.

Discover our range of water filtration systems today.

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How to boost your productivity while working from home

Home office during coronavirus pandemicThose water cooler conversations that happen in an office aren’t just good for making quick decisions and connecting with your colleagues… they are important for your health!

But what happens when you are working from home? Zoom is there for the conversation part… and we’re here with some tips for bringing some of the conveniences of the workplace into your home environment. It’s all about creating a functional and comfortable home office to boost your productivity and help you prioritise your wellbeing.

Create a home office space… even if it’s only a corner

Grey armchair and wooden desk with empty screen computerWhile working from home can be convenient… if you don’t have the right setup, the distractions around your home can take over making it challenging to meet your work goals and deadlines.

The trick is to create a designated working space in your home… even if it is only a small corner space with a desk and chair, it will make a huge difference to your being able to create a separation between work and home.

Creating this separation is great for mental health and for being ready to go into “work mode”. You’ll know you can switch on to work the minute you sit at that desk… and switch off when you leave it.

Stick to important rituals

Man front of the mirror in the bathroom getting ready for workWorking in your pyjamas is often the work from home dream… but when you are doing it every day, it becomes more of a bad habit than a perk of the job.

Rituals are a really important part of life. They help us to ease ourselves into different gears, especially in the morning. Whether it is getting up early to go for a walk or reading the paper over a coffee once you are dressed for work, stick to those rituals even when you are working from home. Then, by the time you are at your desk, you’ll be firing on all cylinders and ready to tackle your workload.

Reviving your work rituals, and sticking to them, will help you get mentally and emotionally ready to switch gears… and improve your productivity in the process.

Drink lots of water

Filling up the water glass from water filter isolated bright backgroundHeading to the office kitchen to get a glass of water from the water filter tap is often as much about ritual and socialising as it is about hydration. But often, that is one area that is neglected while working from home… which in turn saps your energy and affects your productivity.

Drinking lots of water – eight or more glasses a day – is essential. And the benefits of staying hydrated are numerous – you’ll be healthier and have better energy levels throughout the day.

We all know that filtered water tastes better than tap water, so if it’s the taste of your water at home that’s stopping you from drinking your eight glasses a day, a home water filter will help. Not only will you have the same access as you do in your office, but you’ll be drinking water that is free from odours and impurities… and you’ll love every drop.

Take breaks and make sure you move

Standing man reading at tablet in his officeWe’ve all done it, haven’t we? We’ve been too busy to take a proper lunch break, or to get up and stretch in between tasks. That’s okay occasionally, but when it becomes routine… we suffer. Not just physically, but mentally as well.

Just like creating your “getting ready to work” rituals, make taking breaks part of your work from home routine. And when you take a break, use the opportunity to move around. You can stretch, you can do a quick online yoga session, you can go for a brisk, short walk…

…and stay hydrated by taking your reusable bottle full of filtered water with you.

Moving and remaining hydrated creates better oxygen flow in your blood and pumps energy through your body. So you’ll be refreshed and energised, and therefore ready to tackle all those work challenges.

Install a hot and cold water filter

Hot and cold water filterOne of the great things about working in an office is having an instant supply of boiling hot water for your tea and coffee… and refreshing cold water from a water filter.

Being able to make that quick cuppa, without wasting time waiting for a kettle to boil, and get back to what you were doing, does help with keeping you focused on the task at hand.

The great news is that it’s really easy to install a hot and cold water filter at home… and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. At Water Filters Australia, we have made it our mission to supply you and your family with all the conveniences and healthy opportunities that a water filtration system provides.

When you install our Duo Hot & Cold Filtered Water Dispenser, you have instant access to hot and cold water… that is filtered. So it not only tastes great, it’s good for you because it’s minus all the nasties you usually get from your unfiltered tap water.

We have an incredible range of water filters and water filtration systems to suit all requirements, so contact us to discuss your needs today.

Why water filters should keep fluoride in water

Splashing water

The debate over fluoride in water has been raging for some time. Opponents claim that having fluoride in our water supply causes more harm than good… while dentists and public health officials have always argued that the benefits of fluoride are clear, and there is no proof that it causes any health problems.

For decades, the research has consistently shown that having fluoride in water is extremely beneficial. As recently as 2017, after a thorough review of all the research, the National Health and Medical Research Council confirmed in a public statement that, “there is no reliable evidence that water fluoridation at current Australian levels causes health problems”.

At Water Filters Australia, we firmly believe in keeping all the good stuff in water… and only taking the bad stuff out. That’s why our water filters do not remove fluoride from your water.

What is fluoride anyway?

Doctor holding a tablet with a sign of Fluoride

Would it surprise you to learn that fluoride is a completely natural mineral? You can find it in natural supplies of water like bores, in different types of food like avocados and cherries, and in rocks. And it’s all thanks to Mother Earth.

When you use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day, then back that up with eight or more glasses of water that contain fluoride… you are giving your body the best possible chance of keeping your teeth healthy and strong.

What’s so good about having fluoride in water?

Dentist checking the teeth of the child

The facts are clear. Fluoride in drinking water prevents tooth decay.

It’s also a fact that drinking fluoride-free bottled water is contributing to half of all Australian children suffering tooth decay by age six. It may be convenient, but unfortunately, this is the unhappy truth behind drinking bottled water, versus tap water from a water filtration system.

And it’s not only about children. Once we get our adult teeth, we need to keep them healthy for the rest of our lives. Having fluoride in water is a simple and easy way of giving everyone in the community protection against tooth decay and cavities… no matter your age or where you live.

What do our water filters remove from water?

Products of Water Filters Australia

Our mission at Water Filters Australia is to provide you, your loved ones and your businesses with pure, healthy and great-tasting filtered water – always.

Fluoride is flavourless, odourless and has important benefits for your teeth… so our filter cartridges don’t filter it out.

Our water filters only remove the nasties from your water, including contaminants such as giardia, cysts, cryptosporidium and chlorine. Removing the nasties keeps you, your family, your employees and even your pets safe from these sorts of invisible impurities that affect the quality and taste of your drinking water.

Saving your teeth… and your bank balance

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It might shock you to learn that buying bottled water can cost you upwards of $2500 a year. And that’s just for a single person! That’s a crazy cost… especially when you can get better-quality water at home.

Our water filtration system immediately saves you money because you can fill up your reusable water bottle at home at a tiny fraction of the cost. The difference per litre can be 2000 times cheaper than bottled water.

And when you add up the cost of having to see the dentist more often, because bottled water is completely stripped of fluoride… then the benefits of a home water filter – designed to keep the fluoride in water – really start to add up.

Home water filtration is the best choice

Filtered water tastes great. It’s cheaper than the alternative of bottled water. And when you use a water filter designed to keep the fluoride in water, you aren’t compromising on the health benefits for your teeth. It really is the clear choice.

Discover our range of water filter systems today.

Debunking myths on COVID-19

The last few weeks have been a time of uncertainty and chaos.

Every day, we’re flooded with information, advice and opinions on what we should be doing. And sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between the myths and the real deal. We run through some common myths about COVID-19 and tell you why strengthening healthy habits is more important than ever.

Debunking the myths

Let’s run through some common myths about COVID-19…

Debunking myths on COVID-19

MYTH

COVID-19 “hates heat” and if exposed to high temps, the virus will die.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

According to WHO, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in all sorts of environments, regardless of temperature. So taking an extra-steamy bath or consuming hot drinks and soups will not help you in the battle against the virus.

MYTH

Spraying your body with alcohol or chlorine will kill the virus.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Not true. Applying chemicals like chlorine on your skin can actually do more harm than good. According to WHO, “…spraying such substances can be harmful to mucous membranes such as your eyes and mouth).”

MYTH

Munching on garlic will prevent you from catching the virus.

Munching on garlic Myth

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

While garlic is tasty and does have some antimicrobial properties, there is currently no evidence to suggest that it has protected people from getting COVID-19.

MYTH

Gargling with warm salt water will fend off the virus.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Gargling with warm salt water will not treat or prevent the virus. However, Professor Anthony Cunningham, an infectious diseases physician from the University of Sydney notes that “staying hydrated is important and gargling may relieve sore throats.” So, keep up with those healthy water habits!

MYTH

There are products on the market that will “boost your immune system”.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Steer clear of anything that claims to “boost your immune system.” Your overall diet, sleep and exercise all do their part to support your immune system, but there is no such thing as “boosting” it. In fact, when your immune system becomes overactive, it can result in autoimmune disease.

If you think you are lacking in certain vitamins, it’s best to see your doctor.

So, what should you do?

Expert advice

Right now, it is important to stay calm and take heed of expert advice. That means no viral Facebook posts!

NSW Health offers the following guidance when it comes to COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly. Lather with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands.
  • Use a flexed elbow to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice social distancing and self-isolation, when possible.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Guidance when it comes to COVID-19

Healthy habits

 Healthy habits

Staying atop personal hygiene is as important as ever, but now is also a good time to ditch bad habits such as smoking, and strengthen the healthy ones. That includes getting adequate rest, eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated with filtered water. Having a good quality, at-home water filter system gives you all the benefits of filtered water in the comfort of your home. And WFA has been in the business of providing Australians with home water filters since the ‘90s, so you can rest assured that you’ll always get the best with us!

Need a little help on improving your water habits? These posts may be able to help:

Your guide to filtered water
The best apps to track your water intake
How to encourage your kids to drink more filtered water
Four filtered water recipes that are perfect for winter

Now is the time to enjoy the great benefits of filtered water at home. Shop our range and find the best home water filtration system for you and your family.

Information from:
AAP
WHO
NSW HEALTH

Your guide to filtered water (and how to drink more of it!)

Guide to filtered water

We’ve heard it all…

“I’m just too busy to think about drinking water all day…”

“How much water do I really need? What about the kids?”

“I love my WFA filtered water, but sometimes I want something more…”

We all know that water is an essential part of life, but do you really know the facts? We’ve created a helpful guide on filtered water to give you the real deal on how much you need to drink plus some handy ways to make sure you and your family are drinking enough.

Why is water important?

There are no two ways about it – water is an essential part of life. You may not realise it, but our bodies heavily rely on water to function. Here are just some of the reasons our bodies need water:

  • To aid digestion
  • To help us absorb nutrients from our food
  • To help us flush out waste (and prevent constipation!)
  • To support cell growth and reproduction
  • To protect our organs and tissues
  • To lubricate our joints and help us move
  • To regulate our temperature
  • To transport oxygen
  • To help beat tooth decay (WFA keeps the fluoride in water to keep teeth strong and healthy!)

Not drinking the right amount of water for your body can lead to a range of nasty issues including dehydration, kidney stones and even certain types of cancer.

So, go and get yourself a glass of fresh WFA water right now. We’ll wait. Don’t have a system yet? Find the best home water filter for you.

DID YOU KNOW? A person can live weeks without food, but only about three days without water, depending on their overall health.

So, how much water do you need?

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The amount of water that you should drink depends on a multitude of factors including your activity level, age, metabolism and size.

The government-funded service healthdirect suggests the following:

“As a general rule, men need about 10 cups of fluids every day and women need about 8 cups (add another cup per day if you are pregnant or breastfeeding)…children need between 4 cups (for 1-year-olds) and 6 to 8 cups per day (for teenagers). In Australia, 1 cup is equivalent to 250ml.”

DID YOU KNOW? Kids and older adults are most at risk of dehydration.

Is there such a thing as ‘too much’?

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Well, yes. Drinking too much water can lead to a dangerous condition called hyponatremia where the levels of sodium in your blood can become too diluted. This can lead to issues such as headache, nausea, vomiting and more severe problems.

While everyone is at risk of hyponatremia, some of us are more likely to experience it. Read our blog post about water intoxication to learn more.

Ways to drink more water

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Drinking the required amount of water your body needs can often be a bit of a chore…no matter how tasty your WFA water is! Here are some ways to help boost your intake…

Download a habit app

A great way to ensure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day is to download an app. Yes, really. Most habit apps not only help you sort out how much water you should be drinking, but they also send reminders to your device and give you handy tips and tricks along the way. Read our blog post on the best apps to track your water intake to find the best one for you.

Upgrade your water

WFA filtered water tastes great, but sometimes it’s nice to jazz things up a little. Fill a jug straight from your tap, pop in some fruit and enjoy. You can add all sorts of fruit to your water including berries, lemon, lime, pineapple and even coconut. You can also add veggies (cucumber is a WFA favourite) or fresh herbs such as mint, basil, rosemary and lavender.

Got your own personal concoction you swear by? Share it with us on Facebook.

Break out the bubbly

A quality carbonating system can be a great way to add a little something extra to your glass. Great for the family and perfect for entertaining, it’s a proven fact that adding some sparkle to your water can help you to drink more of the good stuff. Read our blog on putting some fizz in your water to learn more.

Invest in a great water bottle (or three!)

Owning a good quality bottle is a great way to take your WFA water with you when you’re out and about (and remind you to drink it!). We suggest keeping a large 1L bottle for home, grabbing a smaller, lightweight bottle for travel.

What about the kids?

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Kids are more at risk of dehydration than adults, so it’s extra important to sort out their water habits early. And yes… filtered water is just as beneficial for the little ones as it is for us! Here are a few tips to guarantee the kids enjoy the fresh taste of WFA as much as you do:

  • Start the habit early – The earlier you expose your kids to the habit of drinking water, the better.
  • Get them involved – Encourage the kids to fill their own bottle so they’re part of the process.
  • Set up a reward system – Sometimes, kids need an incentive. Create a simple reward system so they get a ‘prize’ whenever they finish their glass/bottle of water.
  • Travel with your water – Make sure to take a bottle when heading out and about so the kids have access to the fresh stuff on the go.
  • Set a good example – If the kids see you choosing water over sugary drinks, they’ll be more likely to follow suit.
  • Make sure that your tap water tastes good and you have fresh, filtered water available 24/7 with an inline water filter system.

Making water taste great since the ‘90s

At WFA, we believe that water should be healthy, free from nasties and taste great.  Now is the time to experience water at its best. Browse our range of fantastic water filter systems.

Need a little help finding the best water filter for you and your family? Contact us today!

Bushfires may cause potential water contamination

Bushfire

The concerns

The Green Wattle Creek bushfire has sparked a big-time concern about our water supply. The fires are burning about 15km south west of Warragamba Dam, which accounts for nearly 80% of Sydney’s water supply.

A number of curtains and booms have recently been installed in the dam in an effort to trap silt and ash caused by the bushfires, but it may not be enough to curb the dangers. The concerns about rainfall leading to water contamination are growing daily – and unfortunately, there is no real end in sight.

The potential risks to our water

Dirty brown water

Every day, it’s clear just how much ash and silt are in the air.

Our cars and windowsills are coated in brown-red dust. With a bushfire burning so close to the Warragamba catchment, it’s no surprise that the risks of water contamination are high.

Experts are calling the fires a “serious contamination risk to our water supply.”

UNSW Professor Stuart Khan* explained that in the past, blazes pointed to “some serious water quality risks…”. The key risk stems from large quantities of ash in the air. As this carbon and phosphorus-rich ash drifts, there is a potential that it could end up in the reservoir. Other sediment could also follow if we happen to get a large amount of rainfall.

“This can lead to serious water quality impacts, including deoxygenation and the growth of cyanobacteria,” says Professor Khan.

Deoxygenation leads to chemicals like lead becoming more soluble and creating bacteria such as cyanobacteria. Also labelled “blue-green algae”, these bacteria impact both the smell and taste of water, and can be toxic.

Professor Khan continues,

“A very serious [cyanobacterial] bloom could also slow down the ability to treat the water, thus reducing the amount of safe drinking water that can be produced, in order to keep up with demand.”

This means that the basic filtration of water could start becoming less than ideal.

Rainwater filter systems – what you need to know

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Over the years, Water Filters Australia has supplied many new homes with rainwater filter systems.

Usually connected to toilets and washing machines, the danger lies with the latter. The rainwater that ends up in the tank could be full of suspended dust and ash particles due to both the fires and weather.

This means that it’s incredibly important to replace your rainwater filters at least every 12 months to ensure water quality is maintained. However, in areas that have been more affected by the current events, they may need changing sooner because of potential clogging.

If you’re concerned, give our friendly team a call and we can suggest the best course of action for you.

Why having a WFA home water filtration system is more important than ever

Best in filtered water

Your WFA home water filtration system is essential, especially during bushfire season. WFA’s water filters make sure the water you’re drinking is fresh, filtered and free from potential nasties, including cyanobacteria.

Now is the time to upgrade your system and ensure that your family has access to the best in filtered water. Discover our range of water filter systems and take charge of your water! Shop with WFA today.

*https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/general/unsw-experts-advising-bushfire-crisis

Water restrictions start December 10

Water Restrictions

Our country is ablaze, the drought is worsening, and we’re not getting enough rain. It’s been a scary start to the summer and now’s the time to take action.

Starting December 10, Level 2 water restrictions will be enforced for all homes and businesses across Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.

Dam levels

WFA Dam Levels

According to WaterNSW, as of December 5, the total water storage across Greater Sydney was sitting at just 45.2%.

With more than half our water gone, everything we do to conserve our water – no matter how minor – will make a positive impact on the Greater Sydney supply.

What’s to come

Water Restriction - Level 2

 

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a hot summer ahead. And with no sign of significant rain in the near future, these water restrictions aim to conserve our precious water supply for the tough times ahead.

Level 2 water restrictions are put into place to limit how and when we use our water, both indoors and outdoors. Things like watering your garden, washing your car and filling your pool will all be affected.

Here’s a handy guide on what to expect:

Restrictions ways to save water

Credit: Sydney Water

 

The importance of a good home water filtration system

WFA - Good home water filtration system

It’s always a good idea to have a high quality home water filtration system, but especially so when water restrictions are in place and our regular drinking supply may not be at its best.

Not only do all WFA water purification filters remove odours and bad taste, but they also remove nasty contaminants such as chlorine and cysts. Plus, if parasites such as giardia and cryptosporidium should happen to be in the water supply, they’ll be removed as well. But don’t worry – we make sure to keep the fluoride in to ensure your teeth stay happy and healthy!

With WFA water filter systems, your family can enjoy fresh, filtered water without any of the unseen nasties, every day.

Discover our range of water filter systems today.

How To: DIY cleaning products with filtered water

Did you know that you can use filtered water to make natural and environmentally-friendly cleaning products?

Yes, it’s true!

The silly season is upon us (and so is the onslaught of house guests!), so grab a pen and pad and get ready to jot down these great DIY cleaning recipes using filtered water from your WFA water filter system.

DIY cleaning products

So, why DIY?

Using natural DIY cleaning products made with filtered water from your home water purifier is a great way to go green and take care of the environment. You’re not going to have any pesky chemicals that will harm you, your family, your pets or your surrounds. Plus, there is a lot less wastage when it comes to packaging.

Going the DIY route is also a lot easier on your wallet. Since you’re using a lot of everyday things that you most likely already have in your home, you’re not going to be paying for fancy brand names and unnecessary packaging.

It’s pretty obvious – get even more from your WFA home water purifier system and go DIY!

DIY cleaning products with filtered water

Squeaky-clean dishes

3 tbsp Solvol Liquid Soap
2 cups warm filtered water
2 tsp of glycerine
2 tbsp white vinegar
5-10 drops of lavender oil (You can use any oil you please – we like lavender for its soothing scent and antibacterial properties.)

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake. We recommend using about two tbsp for washing up dishes.

Streak-free windows and mirrors

½ cup of white vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups warm filtered water

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a spray bottle.

The cornstarch might sound like an odd addition, but it makes for a really effective non-abrasive cleaner for your windows and mirrors. It scrubs off even the most troublesome of stains. Trust us – you’ll be blown away by the results.

Do-it-all cleaner

Do-it-all cleaner

¼ cup of white vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda
1 litre filtered water
½ lemon
Optional: a few drops of lemon essential oil

Add the ingredients to a large bowl, squeeze in the juice from half your lemon and stir well. Pop it in a spray bottle and off you go!

This multi-purpose concoction can be used just about anywhere – the kitchen, bathroom and even on your furniture (Make sure to do a small patch test first.). Plus, the lemon makes everything smell nice and fresh.

Perfect floors

Perfect floors

Approx 3L of filtered water
2 tbsp of white vinegar
Juice from half a lemon
Optional: a few drops of essential oils such as tea tree or lavender

Combine all ingredients in a bucket, grab a mop and get going!

NOTE: Some essential oils can be harmful to pets, so make sure to check their toxicity before adding them to your cleaning concoctions.

Change your life with a Water Filters Australia home water purifier! Find out why we are Australia’s leader in water filter systems.

What’s the fuss with electrolytes?

So, what’s the fuss with electrolytes?

Are they real or just a fad?

Isn’t drinking filtered water enough to keep everything in check?

We decided to lay out all the facts about electrolytes and give you the real deal.

What’s the fuss with electrolytes

What are electrolytes?

It might sound like a marketing gimmick, but electrolytes are real and they’re important.

To put it simply, ‘electrolytes’ refer to the essential minerals found in your blood, sweat and urine. They are essential for a huge number of your body’s processes – from keeping you hydrated and maintaining your body’s acidic balance to boosting efficient nerve and muscle function and regulating your body’s pH levels.

WFA-What are electrolytes

The electrolytes in your body include:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphate
  • Bicarbonate

How do you know if you need a top-up?

While drinking filtered water and eating a balanced diet are inarguably the best ways to hydrate your body and maintain your balance of minerals, in some cases you may need a little more help.

How do you know if you need a top-up

If you exercise a lot, haven’t been drinking enough water, are feeling a little under the weather (that includes the dreaded Christmas party hangover!) or even if the weather has been really warm, your electrolytes are probably due for a top up.

As fluids leave your body via sweat or illness-related bodily functions, your mineral electrolyte supply is going to get sapped. That’s why it’s always a great idea to boost your electrolytes after a nasty case of gastro. It’s the best way to avoid dehydration and other related issues when you’re battling a bug.

Electrolyte Supply

DID YOU KNOW? If you’re on a low-carb diet, your electrolyte supply is likely to be low. That’s because your body is using fat for fuel (rather than glucose) and is retaining less water. As your body excretes more water, your electrolytes go along with it.

What about store-bought electrolyte drinks?

Store-bought electrolyte drinks

While some electrolyte-boosting products on the market do work, they can also include some not-so-great ingredients. Think: artificial colours, artificial flavours and excess sugar that can mess with your gut.

Nasties aside, they can also be expensive. And let’s not forget about the massive plastic wastage.

There are just so many reasons why going down the DIY electrolyte route is the smarter choice.

Homemade electrolyte drink

We recommend making your very own electrolyte-rich drink using fresh filtered water straight from your WFA home water purifier. Not only is it delicious, but you’ll know exactly what’s in it and how it helps your body. And it’s super simple to make!

Electrolyte Rich drinks

Lemon Electrolyte Booster

Ingredients (makes 1L):

2 cups cold filtered water
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut water
Optional: a dash of liquid Stevia or your preferred sweetener to taste

Place all ingredients into a jug and whisk well. Chill and enjoy one glass per day.

Homemade electrolyte drink

DID YOU KNOW? It’s possible to have too many electrolytes in your body. Make sure to consult your doctor before taking on anything new.

Change your life with a Water Filters Australia home water purifier! Find out why we are Australia’s leader in water filter systems.