Homemade Sanitizer for Makeup Brushes

How can I make a homemade sanitizer for makeup brushes? I know rubbing alcohol cleans, but is it sufficient to sanitize?

Rob from Spokane, WA

October 30, 20050 found this helpful
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Alcohol was created to kill germs and whathaveyou and was used for only that for a long time. It won't kill *all* germs but if it's good enough for a nurse to swab my skin w/it b4 giving me a shot, i'd think that does a pretty good job of killing 'wee beasties.'

If you'd like another method to sanitize your makeup brushes, you could make a solution of 1 pint of water to 2 drops of household bleach. That's a tad stronger than what's used in hospitals to kill germs (to make water potable, a person would add 6-8 drops household bleach to a gallon of water and wait half and hour, or longer, before use). It would my suggestion you let your brushes soak a long time.

Another way to clean your brushes: one of my teachers in public school used to wash her hairbrushes and combs in a solution of dish detergent and ammonia. She let them soak half an hour. She said it removed all the hair spray build-up and got them very clean.

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December 15, 20050 found this helpful
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When I was going to school at Marca (Esthetician) and we washed our brushes with shampoo and conditioner.

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November 2, 20050 found this helpful

I worked for a dentist for years. We constantly wiped everything down with alcohol--the counters, trays, chairs, etc.--everything that couldn't be put in the autoclave.

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May 6, 20080 found this helpful

EnKore has a good "recipe" for homemade make-up brush cleaner on youtube! I tried it yesterday and it works well!

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