Natural makeup brush cleaner: Dr. Bronner liquid castile soap

dr bronner makeup brush cleaner
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Dr. Bronner liquid castile soap may not have room on their bottle for any more tiny print, but if they did, makeup brush cleaner could be added to the list of many uses.

If you’re turning your house into an all-natural casa, add Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap to your list of must-haves. Faithful customers use it for anything from washing their bodies to fruits and veggies (not at the same time, a la Kramer), to washing laundry and shaving. Makeup artists recommend it to models for its safe and gentle ingredients for the face and body.

Dr. Bronner liquid castile soap


I’ve been using it for years for a multitude of purposes. When I moved into my new home a couple years ago, my sister graciously helped me paint, but accidentally spilled a drop of black paint on my tan carpet. Since I was still unpacking, the only cleaner I had available was my hand soap (a DIY Dr. Bronner + water mixture I add to foam pump containers). It removed the paint entirely. My sister sounded like an informercial; “Where did it go? It’s all gone! That’s amazing.” If it gets rid of black paint on tan carpet, it will certainly clean your makeup brushes.

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown is a fan. In a interview, she said she couldn’t live without her Dr. Bronner Peppermint soap. Over the years, I’ve tried harsh department store brush cleaner, baby soap and shampoo to clean both my professional and personal cosmetic brushes. Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap effectively eliminates even the cream concealer on my synthetic concealer brushes instantly without being rough on the bristles. And all my brushes dry beautifully soft and clean. I always recommend it to women when I do their makeup.

Dr. Bronner makeup brush cleaner

Clean your personal brushes weekly in a Ball jar or soup bowl with water and 10-20 drops of Dr. Bronner castile soap. You count on your brushes to enhance your natural beauty every day, so don’t let them build up with dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin cells and bacteria (contributing to breakouts). Try any of the eight liquid castile soap varieties; if you’re sensitive to essential oil, choose unscented baby mild. For an extra naturally anti-bacterial cleaning boost, opt for tea tree or ecualytpus.

The liquid soap is very affordable. A 16 ounce bottles runs roughly $10 in stores and online. Plus, the soap is concentrated, so your bottle will go much further than the competetion’s 16 ounce soap or cleaner. You’ll reduce clutter on your shelves when you use this as your makeup brush, counter top, tub and toilet bowl cleaner (and that’s just in the bathroom).

Dr. Bronner is 100% biodegradable, meaning it’s safe for your use indoors and safe for wildlife when you use it outdoors. It makes the perfect camping travel companion (it’s even safe to brush your teeth with, though I’d recommend peppermint if you plan to do that.) Next, the ingredients benefit communities around the world through fair-trade partnerships. And the bottle is made of 100% recycled material. Most importantly, it works.

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About Brooke ↞ Farm girl with a gypsy heart. Life-long obsession for junking and all things vintage. Working on on being a wife & mama, our next travel adventure, enjoying the little moments, colorful salads and a healthy earth. ↠ Read About BrookeRead more posts by Brooke

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