DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner made with baby shampoo and olive oil.

The baby shampoo is gentle on the bristles and the olive oil loosens the makeup and keeps the bristles soft.

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

– 1 Cup Water
– 2 Tablespoons Baby Shampoo
– 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
– Small Microwave Safe Bowl

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner made with Baby Shampoo and Olive Oil. The Shampoo is gentle on the bristles & the Olive Oil keeps them soft. TrishSutton.com

Heat water in the microwave for 1 minute.
Add Baby Shampoo & Olive Oil.

Swirl makeup brushes in the cleaner you created.

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner made with Baby Shampoo and Olive Oil. The Shampoo is gentle on the bristles & the Olive Oil keeps them soft. TrishSutton.com

Rinse makeup brushes with warm water, wring out the water & reshape the bristles with your hand.

Allow time to dry by laying the makeup brushes flat or by hanging them with their bristles down.

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner made with Baby Shampoo and Olive Oil. The Shampoo is gentle on the bristles & the Olive Oil keeps them soft. TrishSutton.com

There you have it.  Clean makeup brushes in a matter of minutes.

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner made with Baby Shampoo and Olive Oil. The Shampoo is gentle on the bristles & the Olive Oil keeps them soft. TrishSutton.com


About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

16 thoughts on “DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

  1. I have 4 weeks of brushes. Yes, I know you’re probably thinking it’s a bit much. With my acne, I try to do whatever will minimize irritation and flare ups. I don’t want to wash my brushes every week due to the glue and the bristles. At the end of the month I wash all of them at one time. I double the recipe follow all the directions includimg the rubber band hanger. Results are less acne breakouts and less irritation and “angry” skin. All worth it for me. 🙂

  2. This is such a small world, I am cleaning out my make up drawer and I have all my makeup brushes and this is a great idea to do this. Thanks for sharing this at my last Fabulous Friday Party. Stop by tomorrow
    Thanks Maria

  3. I love this! I have tried just baby shampoo but it doesn’t work very well alone. I am definitely trying this out. Happy to be co-hosting with you at #HomeMattersParty

    1. I tried this but now the oil is stuck in my brushes. 🙁 do you recommend something to get rid of the EVOO?

      1. Oh Nanci! That is awful. What type of oil were you using? And was the water warm? My first suggestion would be to try warm water and baby shampoo.

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