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How to Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally

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I am a terrible example of how often to wash your makeup brushes.. It takes some time and prep and I’ve been a slacker! Considering I am switching my makeup from mainstream brands to non toxic green beauty, it was time to give these brushes a scrub! I couldn’t believe how easy this is and how WELL it works..

You need:

Plate
Olive Oil
Dish Soap (I used my Mrs. Meyer’s)
Towel
Paper Towel

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Mix even parts of olive oil and dish soap on your plate and get those brushes ready!

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For preparation for the drying.. roll a kitchen towel long ways and then create a “slide” using a paper towel so that the brush heads go downwards.

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I was honestly BAFFLED at how well this worked.. I have cleaned my brushes before, but they NEVER got this clean. I hadn’t seen the white bristles of several of my brushes in a long time, even WITH cleaning.

Another thing to remember is to keep your brush head in a downward position. The more water that gets into the tip of the brush, the easier it is to lose hair and cause the ferrule to not be as secure.

I dipped the brush onto the plate, flattened my opposite hand and swirled the brush, rinsing it every so often, until the water ran clear. If it’s a really dirty brush, you can dip in the soap twice to really get it clean.

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It was seriously magical! They look brand new again and my green beauty switch is happening!!!! So easy, so simple, non toxic.. No more excuses!

Until next time!

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