Spring Cleaning: How to Clean your Makeup Brushes

May 28, 2015


While I would like to tell you that I religiously clean my brushes once a week, it usually comes down to me breaking out and not being able to figure out why… “well it MUST be my brushes” (and have nothing to do with sleeping with my make-up or eating junk food…).

I have tried half a dozen of Pintrest’s cleaning methods, and while I am not sure which help your brushes to be scientifically “cleaner,” each have their pros and cons (brushes smelling of vinegar, oily residue, etc.).   Today I want to share one of my new favorite methods!


My mom gifted me this rose scented Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap a couple of months ago, and I’ve loved using it for everything from household cleaning to body wash.  Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more versatile, I came across a brush cleaning tutorial featuring the product and had to jump on it!


  1. Wet the bristles of your brush (facing downward) – trying your best to avoid the “ferrule” aka metal part (as to not loosen the glue and have the bristles fall out) by gentling dipping into a bowl of warm water.
  2. Drop a dot of soap into your hand.
  3. Swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to help release some of the makeup.
  4. Rinse the brush, and repeat swirling brush on your soap-covered hand, until the water runs clean during the rinse “cycle.”
  5. Lay brush flat on a towel to dry in a warm, sunny area (a window sill is a great spot).
*Don’t forget to wipe down the handle and metal portion of your brushes as well!



I love being able to use organic and natural options when available, and this is an easy (and cost effective) option!  You can pick up your own bottle here!



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