Makeup Brush Cleaner

I think if we’re all honest, we could do with washing our makeup brushes a LOT more often. Let’s not go into the grossness of what builds up on them, suffice to say we should thoroughly cleanse these babies around once a week. Luckily, you can do this really well with some essential oils! Here’s a really simple recipe:


2 tablespoons doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Melaleuca oil

5 drops Grapefruit oil


  1. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.

  2. Swirl your makeup brush in the mix for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.

  3. Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.

  4. Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear. Note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attach and shorten the life of your brushes.

  5. Leave your newly-cleaned makeup brushes on a towel for four hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.