How to reuse your containers
How to clean & reuse empty packaging
When your refill arrives to you, it will be pure and free of germs. It's your responsibility to keep it that way by only refilling clean containers, especially for products that contain water, like Active Hydration serum or Healing Water Toning Mist. Although these products have been safely preserved, it's best to start with a clean container.
How to clean your bottles
You have options! Run them through your dishwasher, or boil them for 5 minutes in distilled water. But don't drop glass containers into a pot of boiling water — the sudden temperature change could break them! Instead, place them in the pot while the water is still cool, so that they gradually heat up.
How to clean droppers
Gently pull on the bottom half of the glass dropper until it pops out of the white bulb. Then, take all 3 parts and wash in warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly, including running water through the glass part.
How to clean pumps
In your sink or a mixing bowl, make warm soapy water. Take the pump off your bottle, stick the tube into the soapy water, and pump away for a minute or so. Then, repeat with clean water (with no soap), and finally pump again until water stops coming out. Now, the pump is ready to be reused!
Pumps and droppers that have only been used for oils (like Precious Oils and Botanical Cleansing Oil) don't need to be cleaned because germs like bacteria, mold and yeast can't actually grow in oil.
If you want to be extra safe, feel free to follow the instructions above, and make sure they're completely dry inside and out before using them with your oil-based products again. (Oil and water don't mix!) As a final step, you can put rubbing alcohol or vodka, which evaporates really fast, through your pumps to ensure no moisture is left behind.