Own that bottle - own the future!
Follow these 3 simple steps and do your bit for a more sustainable planet (and your wallet).
We fully sterilize every returned bottle & ensure it is fit for purpose - holding your kombucha in perfect condition.
Choose to leave/return your bottle (& stopper) to us for reconditioning in exchange for a filled & discounted fresh bottle.
Welcome to the happy bottle club!
1. Rinse out
Right after finishing the bottle, place it inside the fridge until you have time to complete the following first steps:
Fill with warm water and a few drops of vinegar (don't use soap or detergent).
Close the stopper.
Repeat the above rinse 'n shake, and empty out.
Also check the stopper & seal are clean and clear of any sediment.
*Never* use soap/detergent or place the bottle inside the dishwasher, and don't use a metal scrub inside or out.
2. Drip dry
After rinsing, turn the bottle upside down. Check it has sufficient stable support and allow it to fully drip dry inside.
Swivel the stopper to the side of the bottle mouth, with the stopper top facing down - allowing the drops inside to drip away freely.
When the inside of the bottle & the stopper are fully dry, close the stopper and place inside your fridge. If there is no room inside your fridge, do not close the stopper. Instead, take a small piece of kitchen paper, put it over the bottle mouth and lightly place the stopper on top - to allow the inside space to breathe and prevent condensation.
On the day you return the bottles or leave them for collection...
Remove the kitchen paper (if relevant).
Close the stopper. Come to market or your liquid delicatessen. If you've ordered Karma bottles online, ensure your bottles are in a bag or box in the secure location you specified in the order form (if you won't be home when we deliver).
Please also read the Conditions below to confirm we're all clear and you haven't missed something out.
Thank you for doing your bit!
[Updated: 24th July, 2017]
Reasonable care must be taken to keep the bottle, stopper & seal clean until you return for an exchange or leave it for collection - the above steps are simple home care best practice and must be followed. Bottle returns are accepted at the discretion of Kitty's Kombucha.
Bottles which are returned must be structurally sound. Bottles chipped at the mouth will not be accepted for reconditioning but will be glass recycled (or turned into pretty flower vases).
Bottles without stoppers will be accepted. And if the screen print wears off, the bottle will be accepted too (do your best to avoid getting it scratched!).
Different care instructions apply to Karma for Business.
Any questions you might have, just get in touch and we'll answer any queries.