How to Make Your Own Natural Make Up Brush Cleaner

by Lora Mortier ; Updated September 28, 2017

Clean your makeup brushes once a week with a natural cleaner for the best makeup application.

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Daily use of makeup brushes leaves them full of makeup, as well as dirt and oils from your face. It is recommended that you clean them thoroughly once a week to give you the best makeup application. Cleaning them with a natural, homemade cleaner saves you money and keeps your face free from chemicals that can irritate your skin and potentially cause breakouts.

Fill the bowl with 1 cup of warm water.

Add 1 tablespoon of baby shampoo and 4 drops of tea tree oil to the water.

Mix it well with a spoon. The mixture can be stored in a tightly closed container, but be sure to mix it thoroughly before each use.


  • Tea tree oil is available at drug stores.

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Lora Mortier has dabbled in writing since she was a teenager. She was home-schooled through high school and then attended University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac for two semesters. She began writing professionally in 2007 and takes her writing inspiration from her everyday life. She writes about home, gardening, parenthood, and saving money on her blogs, Motherhood Moments and Screaming Pennies.