What You’ll Need:
• Empty spray bottle
• Measuring cups and spoons
• 1 cup of water
• ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
• ½ tbsp. dish soap
• ½ tbsp. baby wash or shampoo
• 1 tbsp. hair de-tangler or leave-in conditioner spray
What To Do:
• Pour all ingredients into a regular or measuring cup with a spout
• Stir together
• Pour into spray bottle
For Best Results:
Spray cleanser on to a washcloth or rag rather than the actual brush, and in a sweeping motion wipe clean. I’ve also found that moving the brush in a circular motion works just as well. Once the brushes are clean, lay flat to dry.
This cleanser can be used for spot cleaning, which is a fairly quick cleansing method that should be done on brushes every 2 weeks. For a deeper clean- wash brushes under warm water with a mild soap like baby wash, pat off excess water with a washcloth, and lay flat to dry.
Spot cleaning takes about 1-2 hours for brushes to dry. The deeper cleaning could take anywhere from 4-6 hours to dry. If you clean them before bed, they’ll be ready to use in the morning.
As some of you know, brush cleansers can get to be quite expensive. Homemade cleanser is just the opposite- it saves you money, as I was able to purchase all of the supplies at a bargain store (think The Dollar Tree). Cleaning your brushes often is a great habit to form, because over time bacteria can build up; bacteria that could potentially be very harmful. This do-it-yourself project not only keeps your brushes clean, leaves them soft and smelling fresh- but it also extends the life of them.
Just like any of your possessions, the more you take care of them, the longer they’ll last. Did it work for you?
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