Simple Makeup Brush Cleaner | DIY

Simple Makeup Brush Cleaner | DIY

Raise your hands if you’re also someone who hates/ always forgets to wash your makeup brushes! I always seem to either forget or just not bother to wash my makeup brushes on a regular basis which obviously isn’t good. However, over the past few months I’ve made it my mission to wash them at least once a week and trust me, it’s made a world of difference for my skin!

Previously, I was using Sunlight (the dishwashing soap) to clean off my makeup brushes because I didn’t really think about the fact that it dries the crap out of them and didn’t feel like investing too much money into a specific brush soap. During my last visit at Sephora, I got some inspiration from meandering around the store when I noticed The Natural: Citrus Brush Cleaner which retails between $8-14 CAD depending on the size. Which seems like a great alternative if you’re not a DIY type person!

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner!

Makeup Brush Cleaner Ingredients

What do you need?

  • Liquid Castille SoapΒ or Pure Glycerin Soap (Available at Walmart and the Bulk Barn)
  • Lemon and/or Tea Tree oil (Available at GNC, Saje, DoTERRA, The Body Shop and select pharmacies)
  • Clean container for final product (You can buy empty travel sized bottles from the Dollar Store)

You simply pour the soap into whichever bottle you’ve chosen and then add some drops of essential oils. If you’re mixing the Lemon and Tea Tree Oil remember that the latter is much stronger. I added about 12-15 drops of Lemon and 6 of the tea tree oil for the travel-sized container I used.

Then close the lid and gently mix the contents together to ensure the essential oils are combined with the soap (I suggest doing this a couple times before using as well, in case it’s been sitting for a while.)

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Obviously the next thing on my wishlist is a label maker…and new eye shadow brushes

About the ingredients

Lemon OilΒ is a natural disinfectant, which means that it naturally kills all the bad bacteria!

Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-septic, anti-fungal and acne fighter. Again, this oil will work to kill nasty bacteria that are hidden within your brushes.

CastilleΒ orΒ Glycerine Soap are derived from vegetable oils (or sometimes fat- be sure to read the label on the product you buy to make sure it’s marked vegan!) They effectively lift the makeup product off the bristles of the brush while not stripping it of moisture. The Soap Works product I bought is vegan and made in Canada!

There you have it. The great thing about this is that a big bottle of soap costs around $8 on it’s own and if you already have access to those essential oils, you’re all set. Now quit slacking and clean off those brushes!

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