How to Make Your Own Make-Up Brush Cleanser

It is important to clean your make-up brushes fail every 2 to 4 weeks to remove build-up of makeup products and prevent bacterial growth. Make-up cleaner can be hard to find and even, sometimes expensive. Find out how you can make your own brush cleanser.


250ml (8.5 fl oz) of Distilled or bottled water

50ml (1.6 fl oz) of 70% – 90% Alcohol

½ Tablespoon of Dishwashing Liquid

½ Tablespoon of Baby Shampoo

1 Tablespoon of Leave-in Conditioner (Spray Formula)

You will also need:

Mixing jug or pitcher

Spray bottle

How to Make a Make-Up Brush Cleanser

Pour distilled water or bottled water into the mixing jug or pitcher

Add the alcohol, dishwashing liquid, baby shampoo and leave-in conditioner together. Mix well.

Finally, pour the whole into an empty spray bottle.

You are now ready you use your make-up brush cleanser.

To cleanse your brush, just spray the cleanser onto the bristles on your brush until they are damp. Create lather by gently rubbing the bristles with your hands. Run it under the tap water until the water runs clear. Do not soak your brushes, because this can weaken the glue binding to your bristles. Lay your brushes flat on a towel to let it dry. Keep the cleanser stored in a dry, cool place.