Mix the olive oil and the dishwashing liquid or baby wash in a plastic plate. I prefer to use dishwashing liquid that have anti-bacterial properties. 👍 The olive oil helps condition your brushes. ☺
You can use either dishwashing liquid soap or baby wash to lather up your brushes. 😊
Dip your used brushes in the container with warm water. Make sure its not full, just enough to thoroughly wet the bristles.
Next, swirl the brush on the plate with the olive oil and liquid soap mixture. Key to a squeaky clean brush it to swirl, swirl, swirl. 😉
Or you can swirl the brush on the sponge after dipping it in the solution. On the plate, you will notice the makeup residue as it lathers up after you swirl the brush a couple of times.
Then, rinse the brush in warm water. Again, swirl, swirl, swirl!
Repeat steps 3-6 for your other brushes that needs cleaning.
Swirl, swirl, swirl!
Fill the clear container with warm water. Again, pour just enough water to wet the bristles. Avoid wetting the part where the bristles are attached to the handle. Rinse.
I know olive oil is enough to keep the bristles soft after cleaning the brushes but I like to use hair conditioner to make it even softer. Try it, makes a big difference! 😁
Next,take the lid of the container or anything you can use to pour enough conditioner to use for your brushes.
You can adjust the amounts used depending on the number of brushes you're going to clean. Here I used at least 4 tbsp of conditioner.
Swirl the brush on the conditioner, make sure the bristles are completely covered.
Place the brushes in the plastic cup and let sit for at least a minute. 😉
Rinse thoroughly with cold water. I rinsed mine twice to make sure no residue of the conditioner is left on the bristles.
I rinsed the brushes one by one in the container. I know, takes up a lot of time. But it's okay. I enjoy doing it anyway. 😃
You can keep the remaining solution (if you used too much olive oil and liquid soap just like I did) for next time. So I poured the solution into an old Cetaphil container (I just removed the label).
As you can see, the makeup residue where I swirled the brushes are left behind when I poured the remaining solution into the container.
Next is to air dry the brushes. Takes about 6-8 hours to dry them off, but I like mine to dry for at least 24 hours. So, take a tube of toothpaste like the one above and a dish towel.
Gently press the tube like so, to make a "hump" when placed under the towel.
Place tube underneath the dish towel.
Then place your brushes on the towel, as seen on the photo above. It should look like mini see-saws on a towel.😁 This keeps the water out of the part where the bristles are attached on the handle.
Air-dry for at least 6-8 hours or until brushes are completely dry.
And voìla! Squeaky clean make-up brushes! 😉