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Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

Don't let dirty makeup brushes gunk up your pores! Here's a simple homemade makeup brush cleaner with a quick tutorial on how to keep your brushes clean.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Natural Beauty
Keyword: DIY makeup
Yield: 6 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $5


  • 8 ounce container with lid



  • Combine olive and castile soap in a small bottle or container.
  • Swirl bottle before using to mix ingredients together.
  • Finish by spritzing the brush with a bit of witch hazel. This is optional, but it's a good way to kill any remaining bacteria.


Use it to clean your brushes as often as you like. Deep cleansing brushes weekly is a good rule of thumb for both makeup brushes and makeup sponges - yep, those babies aren't exempt from the weekly clean!
Leftover cleaner can be stored in the bathroom cabinet for up to 4 months.