Do you clean your makeup brushes often? I know I am guilty of neglecting my brushes, but it is important to care for them. Try this simple, yet effective essential oil makeup brush cleaner.
I recently bought some new face mineral powder and blush, while purchasing I was reminded to use only clean brushes with it and to be sure that I washed them every week. Every week?! Oh my, I couldn't even remember the last time that I did clean them.
Makeup brushes can hold a ton of grime and dirt that builds up over time. This can lead to clogged pores & possibly allow infections to develop. Washing your brushes often can help keep that build up of bacteria and grime off your face.
It is recommended to do it weekly, but I think if you do it at least once or twice a month, then that is a good start.
Essential Oil Makeup Brush Cleaner
- 1/4 cup Witch Hazel, alcohol free/unscented
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Castile Soap
- 1 drop Lavender essential oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
- Small bowl
- Makeup Brush Scrubber (optional)
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Step 1: In the small bowl, add witch hazel, liquid castile soap and essential oils, blend together with a spoon. You can use water in place of the witch hazel if you prefer, but I like the witch hazel version better (they seem cleaner).
Step 2: Wet the brush of the makeup brush under warm water, making sure to keep the bristles pointed down when running under water.
Step 3: Once the bristles are wet, dip them in the bowl with the cleaning solution. Rub bristles in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out (or use a textured makeup brush scrubber). Repeat this step 3-4 times or until makeup is completely out of the brush.
I really like the scrubber, it really gets the grime in the middle of the brush!
Step 4: Rinse the brush under warm water, making sure to keep the bristles pointed down when running under water. Rinse until there are no more bubbles or soap in the bristles and the water runs clear.
Step 6: Gently squeeze excess water out of the bristles and lay the brush flat to dry on a clean towel, or hang to air dry with bristles pointing down if able.
While cleaning my makeup brushes, one brush kept having bristles fall out. I don't want bristles falling off on my face when applying my powder, it was definitely an inferior brush, it couldn't even stand up to a quick wash, I tossed that one!
Where to Buy Essential Oil?
I am frequently asked what essential oil brand we use at Loving Essential Oils. We are not exclusive to one company and actually enjoy trying a variety of brands and essential oils. When buying oils it is important to buy only 100% pure essential oils from a reputable company. Don't just buy on price alone, research the company if you are not familiar with them.
Here are several reputable brands we use: