Make Seltzer Water at Home (& SAVE!)
Sipping on those flavored seltzer waters is a refreshing experience. I know I’m not the only one who prefers a bubblier experience when hydrating.
Flavored soda waters have been becoming more and more popular as people choose to skip sugary sodas.
Unfortunately, drinking soda water presents a couple of problems. For one, it’s pricier than still water and has gotten even more expensive over the last decade. On top of that, it also leaves behind more bottle and plastic waste.
You can save money and help reduce your carbon footprint by making your own soda water at home! He
Keep reading and you’ll discover two great ways to make your own soda!
This article will teach you exactly how you can carbonate your own water. Looking for DIY soda flavors? Read this!
One of the most popular choices out there is the SodaStream machine.
It’s compact and creates plenty of carbonation. The refills cost $15, you can convert your cost per liter to between $0.25 and $0.5 depending on how much carbonation you use.
If you like ease of use, SodaStream doesn’t disappoint. It’s not very expensive to invest in at around $80 for the entry model. However, if you have children, it might be a little difficult for them to use on their own.
The carbonation is good though the recommendation is for three buzzes and if you go a little more to five or six, you’ll find it a better carbonation experience.
Even with the cost of refills factored in, it comes down to cheaper than buying bottled seltzer varieties. Plus, you can make it any time you want in all kinds of flavors. No more disappointment when your local supermarket is out of your favorite!
There are also other kitchen appliances & brands for making your own sodas. Check out other SodaStream alternatives here.
You may be thinking, a kegerator is for beer. But you can also hookup a kegerator to carbonate water for an awesome solution to making your own soda water. This is perfect if you’re more of a DIY person.
The initial investment is more expensive than a SodaStream, but your CO2 will be cheaper, and you’ll have a much more convenient, endless supply of homemade soda!
It allows you to get carbonated water right on tap, making it convenient for everyone in the house, even kids. Setting up the carbonation is easier than you’re are probably thinking. Once you get this situated in your home, you’ll enjoy years of bottle-free carbonation. Even going through about 1 keg of water a week, you’ll only need to refill the CO2 canister about once a year!
While this is great option for making your own soda, it’s a higher-up front cost – you can spend upwards of $500 for a kegerator setup.
It also will take up more space. One of my favorite features of the SodaStream is that it’s compact.
What is the best way to make your own soda?
If you’re not handy or lack the space to install a DIY version, than the SodaStream will work out better for you. It’s also great if you’re on a budget.
The Kegerator is great for a family that goes through a lot of soda, and if you have the space to keep it. If you already have a kegerator, definitley use it to make your own soda! Just be sure to clean it throughly first.
Ultimately, choosing either of these options to make your own soda will save you both money on purchasing expensive seltzer bottles with your groceries or at the wholesale club. Even better, it will help keep more waste out of our landfills and make a positive impact on the environment, sip for sip!