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DIY Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

Makeup brush cleaner

 

I would love to say, “I can do it all!”  That I keep up with every part of my life… My house is perfectly clean, that I am a perfect mother, wife, we have perfectly healthy home cooked meals every night on the table, that my children are never sick or misbehave, that I spend every morning with Jesus and every night I pray before I go to sleep, etc. For some reason, society and FACEBOOK paints this picture, which is much more of a façade that every ones life is and should be picture perfect! Well guess what… this is NOT my life.

Well, we all know that we live in a fallen world and just being human causes us to fail.  I know I fail daily.  I sometimes become short fused, I don’t always take a shower every day, and sometimes we have leftovers for dinner, because I am just too exhausted from the day to cook another meal or even think about doing MORE DISHES.  But, ONLY by Gods grace do I have the strength to keep going… I am human.

This blog has been a great creative outlet for me.  Where life isn’t just consumed with poopy diapers and cleaning up the constant messes that are going on around me.  I do have two two-year olds, you know!?

But, here is what I do know, after each fail, I keep going, keep trying, and maybe I will fail again or maybe I will once and for all, learn from my mistakes.  My passion has alway been in the health arena.  Right now my focus is for the health of my family… and yours!  I strive for us all to live the life that we were created to live.  God needs us to be healthy so he can use us in creating his Kingdom.  Our purpose on this earth is to help others find Christ and grow.  How can we do that if we are sick?  And yes, I do know God can use our sicknesses for good.  I truly believe he is using mine.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Since there are toxic chemicals in every nook and cranny, it is crucial that we educate our selves to be aware of them. Health is not just the size of our pants, it is also the air we breath, the products we clean with, the foods we choose to eat and the cosmetics we use (and many more!).  Women, unfortunately, are in taking the biggest amount of toxins, due to the ones found in our cosmetics… and we use a lot of cosmetics, right ladies?  Some of our favorite and expensive makeups are full of cancer causing substances that can build up in our systems!  Who wants that!?  I sure don’t!

One easy switch to make for more natural living and cleaning, is investing in a big jug of white distilled vinegar for about $3.  It is the best non-toxic cleanser for so many things!.

Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil (optional)
Gather all of your brushes and lay them out.
Gather all of your brushes and lay them out.

 

Mix together the vinegar and water in a recycled jar.  I used an old and clean pickle jar since it already smelled like vinegar ;-)
Mix together the vinegar and water in a recycled jar. I used an old and clean pickle jar since it already smelled like vinegar 😉  Swish each brush around a few times to really soak up the mixture.  You will begin to see the color of the water change as you go on.  Rinse with fresh water and lay out on a clean dry kitchen towel.

 

squeeze out any excess water and lightly dip into a little dish of olive oil.  I used a tbs for all of my brushes to condition them.
squeeze out any excess water and lightly dip into a little dish of olive oil and massage into the bristles with your fingers. I used 1 Tbs for all of my brushes to condition them.
Let dry for about 12 hours.
Let dry for about 12 hours.

 

As someone who has struggled with acne their whole life, it is crucial to wash those brushes.  It keeps bacteria away, you will protect your brushes by maintaining their “health” and your make up will go on much better!  Try keeping up by doing this once a month!  Pencil it in or save it to your phone… I will be doing this to remember as well!

As always, Enjoy and God Bless 🙂

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4 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

  1. I love this post! It’s been too long since I stopped by your blog and now I’m so glad I did. I love your new look too! So fresh and chic. 🙂 I’m always impressed at everything you manage to get done with two 2 year olds! I have a hard time getting everything done with just me and my husband. I will definitely be trying this! 🙂

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    1. I am so happy you came by! I have definitely lost a lot of readers when I switched to host my own site. But I am slowly building again 🙂 Thank you so much for all the complements, and of course your comment! I love comments 😉 if you try this, let me know how it works out for you.

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  2. We were just talking about this at MOPS this morning! Not the make-up brushes but lifting off the expectations we place on ourselves. No one is perfect!

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