A question that I get asked quite often is how I clean my makeup brushes and sponges. It’s all fun and games when we’re using countless number of brushes when doing makeup and it can be quite daunting when it comes to the cleaning process. This is where Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps have been my savior for years. And once I tell you all about these rightly called ‘Magic Soaps’, you’ll understand why every household should have at least one bottle lying around.
There’s so much to say about Dr Bronner’s line of soaps, I can easily do a separate post on every feature. For the sake of not overloading you with too much info all at once, I’ll cover the basics but you can check out all you want to know about this amazing brand on their website at DrBronner.com
Family owned and run for over 50 years, Dr Bronner’s brand is known as the Natural Product Pioneers. Using only organic natural oils and vitamins sourced from Fair Trade projects around the world, the brand is renowned for their corporate responsibility. So you’re not only getting a safe and natural product, you’re also contributing to benefit communities, economy and the environment around the world.
What sets Dr Bronner’s products apart from others on the market is their remarkable multi-use. You’ll notice the castille liquid soaps in particular will have “18 in 1” uses mentioned on the label. And yes…you really can use this one single bottle for chores you never even thought to use liquid soap for. Just as an example: use Dr. Bronner’s soaps for washing your face, body, hands and hair, for bathing, shaving, brushing your teeth, rinsing fruit, aromatherapy, washing dishes by hand, doing laundry, mopping floors, all-purpose cleaning, washing windows, scrubbing toilets, washing dogs, controlling dust mites, and killing ants and aphids.
Check out Dr Bronner’s Dilutions Cheat Sheet as a reference to how you can create your own concoctions HERE
There are 8 different types/scents of Dr Bronner’s product range. Almond, Unscented Baby Mild, Citrus Orange, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose and the one I particularly recommend for cleaning makeup brushes and sponges which is the Tea Tree one, known for its anti- bacterial qualities.
Almond / Unscented Baby Mild / Citrus Orange / Eucalyptus / Lavender / Peppermint / Rose / Tea Tree
When using the castille soaps for cleaning makeup tools, first thing you’ll notice is quickly and easily this soap will melt the products off your brushes and sponges. Rather than having to rub away at the bristles, not only risk damaging them but also wasting so much time trying to get all the product residue off, this soap will turn your makeup tools to their original state in an instant. The natural oils contained in the soaps help dissolve away dirt/products whilst gently conditioning the brush bristles. With so many added bonuses, it’s definitely worth including into your makeup routine.
Dr Bronner’s products are not limited to liquid soaps. You can also get bar soaps, lotions, body butters, lip balms as well as hair care products. And starting at $3 which will last you a long time, Dr Bronner’s magic soaps are really just that…pure magic!
You can purchase Dr Bronner’s products at drugstores, select pharmacies, as well as their website HERE which has links to different parts of the world where the brand is available – including Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, Canada and US.
Do you guys use this brand of soaps? if so, what’s your favorite use for them? xx