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home made quick brush cleaner

January 27, 2009

My brushes had a quick cleaning the other night. I used them for a little bit of practice (especially my new brushes– MAC 208, 217 and 228). See how happy they look…


I thought I’d share the recipe for a homemade quick brush cleaner I got from fabulous Enkore! It’s very simple, and chances are, you’ve got them lying about your house!

You’ll need:

1 cup         distilled water
1/4 cup    70% alchohol

1/2 tbsp   dishwashing liquid –if it can take away adobo grease…
1/2 tbsp   baby shampoo  — no tears formula! 😀
1 tbsp        spray on/leave on conditioner

1                  mixing jar — i used a beer mug. hehehehe
1                  measuring cup — mine has a spout, so no need for a funnel
1                  tablespoon — i eyeballed the measurements. be a good girl
and use a measuring spoon!

  1. Pour in the distilled water
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  3. The alchohol
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  5. Add in the dishwashing, shampoo and conditioner
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  7. Stir carefully, avoid any sudsing!
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  9. Finished product
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  11. I watered the nearby plants with the rest of the water and poured in the product inside the water bottle.  For safety reasons, i re-labelled the bottle.  I wouldn’t want any dolt one chugging it down!
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To use:

watch Enkore’s video on how to clean your brushes. Cleaning is recommended at least every other day. I do deep cleaning once a week now.

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