Brushed Away (DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner)


If you are fond of applying make-ups then you shouldn’t neglect the important task of cleaning your cosmetic tools, especially your makeup brushes. You may wash your face daily and moisturize, but when you use contaminated tools on your face, dirt will definitely cause skin breakouts. Allot one day of every week to clean them so you don’t forget. This will also prevent build-ups on your beauty brushes, puffs, blenders, and sponges.

Here’s an effective recipe to help clean and disinfect your beauty tools.


1 teaspoon unscented organic
Castile liquid soap
2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1 drop Lemon essential oil


Mix all ingredients in a container and shake well. To use, first rinse the bristles of your brush under warm running water. Place a small amount of the cleaner mixture on the palm of your hand then gently swirl the bristles of the brush in your palm. Use your fingers to gently rub any residue off of the brushes. Finally, rinse under running water and allow to dry on a clean, dry cloth overnight. Use once a week.

Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Tea Tree Essential Oil:

Aroma: Fresh, potent, spicy-camphoraceous, rather pungent smell and warm.

Pairs Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosewood, rosemary, thyme, and ylang ylang

Properties: Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, bactericide, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and sudorific.

Lemon Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sharp, fresh smell, clean, sugary citrus and slightly sour.

Pairs Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.


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