Makeup brushes and sponges

Makeup brushes and sponges can be some of the dirtiest things in the home. Given how much they get used - and on your face - it really is a good idea to wash them well and regularly, at least one a month. The good news is that it can be done very easily. 


  • Small bucket or sink full of hot water (I use the bathroom sink) 
  • 3 tbs Castile soap
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus oil

Fill the sink or bucket and put all your makeup brushes and sponges in it. Leave them in for about 5 to 10 minutes to soak. While you wait it is a good time to clean up your makeup and throw away what you don't use. Wipe all the bottles with hot water and soap from the sink and leave to dry. Not only will they look better, they will also have less germs and bacteria growing on them. 

After soaking take all the items out of the water and give them each an individual wash under hot running water. This should be done until the water starts to run clean, then just leave them all out on a towel to dry. You can also give them a spray with your Gyre and Gymble room spray which will leave them smelling fresh. 

Prevent skin break outs
Brushes and sponges tend to pick up oil and skin cells from your face as well as dust. If you don’t clean them you will continuously wipe this dirt back onto your face.

Better makeup
You will get a much better effect with clean brushes. Dirty ones will muddle colours.

Avoid germs
Dirty makeup brushes are a haven for bacteria, not great for your face, and also terrible for your products. Dirty brushes are a very easy way to transfer infection and cleaning minimises the risks.

Brush longevity
If you clean your brushes regularly, they will also last longer.