One of my favorite beauty items of all time is the solid brush cleaner. Something about it makes it so much easier to clean brushes and beauty sponges (like a Beauty Blender). I think that it’s because you can kind of “scrub” the brush into the little container and you don’t have to worry about liquid cleaner washing off before the brush is actually clean. It’s just so easy to swirl your brush or sponge around the tin!
Today, I’m going to show you how to make a clean version of these super popular cleansers.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-4 ounces shallow tin (I got mine at The Container Store)
-Melt and pour soap (I got mine here)
-Essential oils with anti bacterial/antifungal properties, I used rosemary and peppermint
-Pink Clay (optional, to make it a little prettier)
I added 4 drops of rosemary oil and 4 drops of peppermint oil to the mixture for some extra bacteria-fighting power. Another plus, it smells SO nice! You could really do any blend of oils here that you’d like for the sake of scent, but I’d recommend using no more than 10-12 drops total.
Add a little bit of water to your tin, and swirl your brush or blender around in the soap—you’ll see color start to come off immediately and it’s really satisfying! I usually rinse the brush out after swirling the soap around, and go for round 2 to make sure it’s completely clean. For a blender, you might need to do this a few times. Make sure your soap is rinsed and clear of any excess makeup before letting it dry. I always make sure it’s completely dry before putting the lid on!
Cleaning your tools is SO important—it’s much better for your skin and your makeup will look better! You could make a few of these at a time to save for later, or they make a really unique and inexpensive gift.