DIY Foaming Cleanser

by Dec 13, 2019

I love this blend for cleaning my brushes and @beautyblender and have been using it for years. It’s very simple to mix up and incredibly inexpensive. Plus it works well and is, as always, #alittlelesstoxic

In any foaming pump dispenser (this holds 12oz) add in your water first. Fill about 2/3 of the way to the max fill line. Adding the water first helps prevent excess bubbles inside. In a separate dish I mix up about 1/4 cup castile soap (I like lavender but any will do) + about 1 Tbs oil of choice (I like fractionated coconut oil for this but jojoba, olive, almond, and others would be great too) + a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil. Pour that blend into the water filled bottle. Close. Shake. Use.

🧼 Pure castile soap like this @drbronner is a great cleanser. It’s made of saponified organic oils and essential oils for the scent and cleansing properties. I do not personally like this type of soap for skin (I’ll get into that another day) but it’s great for cleaning all manner of things, including makeup brushes, household items, etc.

🥥 Oil will extend the life of your foam pump but it’s also useful for conditioning the delicate hairs and fibers of your makeup brushes. I personally love fractionated coconut oil for this. Fractionated means it will remain in a liquid state even at cooler temperatures. I’d not use regular coconut oil for this as it can solidify and clog the pump. Coconut oil is known to help combat acne, is conditioning, antifungal, and antibacterial in nature.

🌿 Tea Tree is well known for its antifungal and antiseptic properties among many things. A few drops will help eliminate yuck from your tools that can clog pores, contribute to eczema, acne, aging, and other skin issues.

I keep this in my bathroom for quick cleaning of my makeup tools and other items (#menstrualcup etc) that need a quick clean in there. One bottle like this lasts me many months. Everything used to make it can be found in my Amazon shop linked in my bio or at https://www.amazon.com/shop/alittlelesstoxic