Our Story

How It Started

Connected by their shared dedication to eco-friendly activism and a conscious approach to health-focused products, Vanessa Hudgens
and Oliver Trevena's enduring 15-year friendship became the driving force in the birth of Caliwaterβ€”an exceptional cactus water beverage that transcends the boundaries of mere hydration.

Caliwater stands as a testament to their innovative spirits, not only offering a range of functional drinks but also forging a stronger bond
between humanity and the planet. Drawing inspiration from the captivating landscapes of California, they harnessed the goodness of prickly pear cactus fruit, meticulously sourced from the Sonoran Desert.

Resourcefulness and ingenuity were the cornerstones of Vanessa and Oliver's endeavor, as they breathed life into Caliwater. The star player, Wild Prickly Pear Cactus Water, truly brought their vision to life. And now, they've taken it up a notch by adding Ginger-Lime, Watermelon, and Pineapple to the lineup! Oliver loves the health benefits, while Vanessa's all about those fantastic Prickly-Pear cocktails!

Our Mission

Caliwater is here to bridge that gap, to educate on the many benefits found in cactus, and to help people connect to others and the earth. Created with passion, love, and a clear mission in mind, Caliwater hopes to promote healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles and to make the world a better place.

With up to 75% of Americans being considered chronically dehydrated, Caliwater offers a tasty, low sugar alternative to water that also presents numerous benefits for health and well-being. Each can contains just 25 calories, 5 grams of sugar and is Kosher, Vegan, and non-GMO, making it a beverage that can truly be enjoyed by everyone. For the adults, Caliwater also serves as a fantastic mixer for alcoholic beverages, and helps to prevent the dreaded hangover that follows a night out.Β 

Prickly-Pear requires 80% less water than traditional crops making them one of Nature’s most sustainable and grown without the need of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Caliwater is also committed to sustainability in our packaging with all beverages sold in recyclable cans.Β