DIY ESSENTIAL OIL MAKEUP BRUSH DEEP CLEANER:
- A bowl
- Hot water (Not boiling water! Shoot for the same temp you use while showering)
- Distilled white vinegar -
- Tea Tree Oil - a fabulous (and NATURAL!) antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and powerful anti-fungal agent.... Um, hello.. yes please!!
- Lavender essential oil - Provides a pleasant scent, and is a natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial oil. Also, has moisturizing qualities. Um, Helllllllo. Yes yes please!
- Lint free cloth
Okay, so now the fun begins!
First, gently rinse your brushes under running lukewarm water. There is no need to scrub here. Just a quick once-over will do.
Fill your bowl with about 1 1/2 cups of water, and 1/2 cup of the distilled white vinegar. Add equal parts Tea Tree Oil and Lavender essential oil. I do about 10 drops of each.
Swirl your brushes, one by one in the bottom of the bowl. Now, listen up here this is important!!
DO NOT. I repeat - do NOT torture your brushes - Use of excess force is a crime and punishable by up to 10 years in beauty jail. Okay, kidding - but really - treat your brushes with care. Pushing them too hard into the bowl will cause damage to your beauty investment and will do more harm than good. Let the strength of your oils do the work for you. Also be careful to only allow the bristles to get wet - if you let the mixture get into the handle it will eventually break down the glue that holds your bristles together and you'll be left with useless brushes.
Allow your brushes to soak for about 20 minutes, then set aside on a lint free cloth and allow to air dry. Don't use your brushes until they are completely dry.
You'll notice they will be soft, clean, and smell absolutely wonderful! :)