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DIY makeup brush cleaner - Dr. Pingel

5-Step DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Total Time 10 mins


  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unscented castile soap


  • In a small bowl, gently whisk the witch hazel with the olive oil and castile soap until combined.
  • Hold the brush bristles at a downward angle and immerse the bristles into the cleaning solution, turning to coat. Allow to soak for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the brush from the cleaning solution. Allow any excess to drip away. Gently swipe the brush back and forth on a clean towel.
  • Rinse the brush under lukewarm running water until the water runs clear. Repeat the process, if necessary, until the brush is clean.
  • Lay brush flat on the counter with the bristles hanging over the edge to air dry. Alternatively, lay brush flat on a clean towel to dry, rotating occasionally.