DIY Make-Up Brush Cleaner

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This is a simple recipe to add to your beauty routine. With this DIY Make-Up Brush Cleaner recipe, you can keep your brushes clean and bacteria free.

I’m not someone who wears make-up every day… most days you will find me with my hair in a pony-tail and just a little mascara. When I do wear make-up I LOVE using brushes!! I use them for my concealer, powders, even applying my favorite primer. I must admit that I didn’t know how I was supposed to clean my brushes at all!

Why You Should Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

When I started thinking about my brushes and keeping them clean… I started thinking about all the things that can live in them:

  • Old make-up
  • Dirt & debris
  • Bacteria
  • Oils
  • Dead skin cells

Eeewwwwww, YUCK!!!!

Okay, we HAVE to clean these brushes!!! But, there is no reason to run to harsh chemicals to clean them, I have my favorite all natural recipe that is super duper easy for keeping your brushes clean of all that yuck.

What you will need for DIY Make-Up Brush Cleaner:

One bowl

1 1/2 cups of warm water

1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar

10 drops of Tea Tree Oil

10 Drops of Lavender


In your bowl, mix together the warm water and vinegar. Add in the 10 drops of each tea tree oil and lavender oil. Swirl brushes around in bowl. After they are clean, lay them flat to dry over-night. They will be ready to use again in the morning. 🙂

How often should you clean your brushes?

It is recommended that for concealer and foundation brushes you should clean them once a week. Brushes that are used around the eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month, while all others can be washed once a month.


Do you use make-up brushes?? Would this be an easy recipe to help you keep them clean??

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