Let’s face it, what is singularly the one thing most of us hate about makeup??? Easy isn’t it: Cleaning our Brushes. What a pain in the Arse!! I for one neglect this task so much, it should be incorporated in my weekly routine but I barely do it once a month. (Boo Hoo! Bad Ingrid Bad)
I always have used random baby shampoos (less than 5$CND) or my Beauty Blender solid cleanser (20$CND) to clean my brushes and both work fine but a couple of weeks ago I found myself without any of them and truth be told, my brushes needed some TLC, mostly in the CARE department. Since I heard a lot of Bloggers and YouTubers mentionning that their favorite brush cleaner was Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (which come in 8 scents) I made it my personal mission to find it! I knew Target had them but since Target left Canada for good a few months ago, I went to a couple of Health Food stores and lucky me, I came upon it. As the store only had the Peppermint and Tea Tree scents, I went with Peppermint. If I had the choice, I would have chosen The Rose perfume.
So, worth the hype? Totally. I’m not joking my beauties, my brushes have never EVER been that clean (like squeaky clean). Even my brushes with white bristles are immaculately white again. How amazing is that multipurpose soap!!!
Note: Since it’s super concentrated you need just a tiny bit.
Dr.Bronner’s soaps multi-use:
♥ FACE: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face.
♥ BODY: One small squirt on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body.
HAIR: 1⁄2 Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute 1⁄2 Tbsp. in 1⁄2 a cup of water and work that into wet hair.
♥BATH: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans)
♥ SHAVING: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – 1⁄2 tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
♥ TEETH: 1 drop on a toothbrush. (Yes, it tastes like soap.) FOOT BATH: 11⁄2 tsp. in a small tub of hot water.
♥ CLEARING CONGESTION: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.
♥ DISHES (HANDWASHING): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.
♥ LAUNDRY: 1/3 – 1/2 c. of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add 1⁄2 c. vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for HE
♥ MOPPING: 1⁄2 c. of soap in 3 gallons of hot water.
♥ ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING: 1⁄4 c. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add 1⁄4 tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.
♥WINDOWS: 1 Tbsp. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/ half water.
♥ TOILET: Predilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add 1⁄4 tsp. tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush.
♥ FRUIT & VEGGIE RINSE: 1 dash (approx.. 1⁄4 tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water.
♥ DOG WASHING: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. I wet my dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until I have a good lather. Really mas- sage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it.
♥ PLANT SPRAY FOR BUGS: 1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. Add 1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if de- sired.
♥ ANT SPRAY (NOT ON PLANTS): 1⁄4 c. tea tree soap in a quart of water. (This concentration will burn plants)
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Mentha Arvensis, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Mentha Piperita, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
Probably I’m the last one on Dr.Bronner’s bandwagon, but better late than never. Will I be more likely to wash my brushes?!? I wish I could say yes, but it would be a big fat lie. At least, when once in a blue moon I do clean my brush stash, I now know they will be clean. I paid 10$CND for 16oz and it will last forever.
Frugal Tip: If you use it to wash your face, just drop it in a “previously clean” old Bath & Body Gentle Foaming Hand Soap pump and voila!! No fuss & not a chance of wasting up too much product 🙂
♥This soap is Vegan & Cruelty-Free♥
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