Friday, 9 May 2014

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

Hello Lovelies,

I think we can all nod our heads in agreement when I say that washing make up brushes is the one of the most dreaded jobs beauty addicts have. It has to be done simple as but if I can find anything to make it that little bit easier I will do it! I have been sorely tempted to buy that Sigma plastic "brush cleaner" but I just can't bring myself to pay that amount of money for something that is essentially a plastic oven glove..(sorry Sigma!) So until the day where I eventually decide to crack and get it, I will continue on my hunt for alternative- easier- brush cleaning methods.

Something that has caught my eye across the Blogosphere lately has been the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap which has been hailed for its amazing "one soap does all" qualities. You can use it to wash your hair, hands, body, and apparently you can even brush your teeth with it...don't know if I'll be doing that but it is always good to know! So when ASOS had most of their beauty stock reduced I decided to pick this up. I went for the Peppermint scent because it was the only one I thought I wouldn't mind my brushes smelling of after a good clean.

So when this arrived in the post I was at the sink cleaning within minutes. One of the first things I noticed about it was how watery it was. I was expecting it to be alot thicker so I imagine I will get through this bottle in no time. Another thing I noticed straight away was the smell, I didn't think it would be that heavily scented but when I had finished cleaning the smell lingered in the room for ages and on the brushes for quite awhile- so I was glad I picked a scent I actually liked! While I was washing my brushes I found it lifted the product out of them really easily and once rinsed out they felt squeaky clean. It was slightly difficult to rinse out and it took me awhile on some of my denser brushes to make sure I had it all out. 

I was really impressed with how clean it left my brushes and how easy it was to use. The only worry I have is that my hands felt really dry after washing all of the brushes so I'm hoping the soap won't dry out my brushes too much. I will continue using it but I might alternate it with Baby Shampoo which wouldn't be as stripping as the Magic Soap. 

I got the 472ml Peppermint version from ASOS here. Let me know if you've tried it and what you thought. If you have any other brush cleaning techniques that you think makes the whole process easier please share!


  1. I was looking at this on Asos, might give it a try. I cleaned my brushes last weekend, I had put off cleaning them for so long, dread having to do it! x

  2. Love the old-fashioned packaging! I usually use baby shampoo for my brushes but might give this a go x

  3. I've just been using baby shampoo and I love what that does!! xx

  4. I use a SLS free shampoo (at the moment one I have from Organix), though I've used baby shampoo in the past xx