How it started

After discussing their shared love for earth-friendly activism while enjoying a Prickly Pear Margarita, Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena launched Caliwater, California cactus water that goes beyond just hydration.

Caliwater contains 5 naturally occurring electrolytes to boost hydration and is packed with skin fortifying antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and 200mg of Prickly Pear Extract which is a proven hangover relief. Prickly Pear Cactus has shown to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, and provides natural anti-viral properties. Known as a “superfruit”, the Prickly Pear Cactus has been the health solution go-to for many all over the world, but simply hasn’t been seen mainstream here in the United States.

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, yet healthy alternative to water that also presents numerous benefits for health and well-being. Each can contains just 25 calories, 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. Currently, Caliwater comes in two delicious flavors: Organic Prickly Pear and Organic Prickly Pear with Ginger and Lime.

No Kid Hungry

Caliwater’s goal is not only to provide health benefits to our consumers, but also to raise awareness about the fight against childhood hunger. Partnering with , a charity working to put a stop to hungry children, Caliwater pledges to donate 5 cents for every can purchased, with the goal of donating $1 million by April 2022. While childhood hunger has been a lasting issue, the pandemic increased the number of children facing food shortage or insecurity, exponentially. This makes our support more crucial now than ever.

No Kid Hungry works to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the millions of children who need it. So, consumers can enjoy Caliwater knowing they are doing good for not only themselves, but also for the world around them!


Vanessa and Oliver are passionate about more than just environmentalism. Right here in the USA, there are millions of children who are suffering from hunger, not knowing if they will have the chance to go to bed with a full stomach on any given night. That is why Caliwater proudly partners with No Kid Hungry to work toward ending child hunger in the US. Our initial goal is to donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, with $.05 cents donated for every can sold. when you pop open a Caliwater, you aren't just quenching your own thirst. You're helping give children in need the gift of a nutritious meal.