How to Clean & Disinfect your Makeup Brushes without Chemicals

25 Jun

Have you found the best way to clean your makeup brushes? I have!

I hate the idea of buying separate products for everything in life. I like finding ways to whip up something with ingredients I already have to get the job done.

When you are cleaning your makeup brushes, two things need to be accomplished; the brushes must get clean and all of that icky bacteria that has accumulated from many applications to your face needs to be eliminated.

Here is a recipe I recently used to clean my makeup brushes that worked really well!

How to Clean and Disinfect your Makeup Brushes without Chemicals |

Depending on how many makeup brushes you need to clean, consider remixing some new solution. I found my water was pretty makeup-y when I was done cleaning five brushes. The last brush I washed was easily cleaned, but I would have whipped up another batch of this if I were washing more.

In doing my own research, I noticed that many makeup brush cleaner recipes called for vinegar.  I love using vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting in all other situations, but you need to be careful to not use anything that will be too harsh on the brush bristles. I was worried that vinegar may make the bristles dry and brittle. Tea tree oil has amazing bacteria killing properties, so it’s great for a job like this.

There are a lot of great “natural” shampoo options or recipes to make your own. I use a shampoo made by a regular beauty company, but it does not contain silicone, parabens, or dye. Click here to check it out.

What do you use to clean your makeup brushes? Do you have a recipe you make at home or do you use a store bought option?

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6 Responses to “How to Clean & Disinfect your Makeup Brushes without Chemicals”

  1. Shelley Alexander July 2, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for sharing your tips for keeping our makeup brushes clean. I found this in VGN and will share this info. Thanks!

  2. Molly June 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I love reading your blog and have for quite some time. I was curious if you have shared or would share the natural beauty products that you use. Make up, face cleanser, shampoo/ conditioner, ect. Thanks!

    • Laura June 29, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      Hi Molly! Thanks for following our blog :) Great question about the products we use, which I think might be answered better in a post. Stay tuned!

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