You know those products everyone seems to love and talk about and you're just like: meh? Well, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap was something like that for me. I won't lie, it did slightly intrigue me – how could it not – however the packaging and price tag left me uninterested and I just carried on living my life, cleaning my make up brushes with Olive Oil and baby shampoo. That was until I found this bar of soap when I was doing a winter clean of my beauty drawers and decided to give it a go. And I get the craze, I totally get it.
I have the All-One Hemp Unscented Baby Mild Pure-Castile Soap, which is "made with organic oils". It smells quite soapy and I find it really nourishing on my brushes, as it leaves the bristles super soft. Soaps can, sometimes, be very drying and can end up ruining your good set of brushes, which is what you obviously don't want.
The way I use this is, I wet the soap bar with lukewarm tap water and then sweep the brush over it, to get the product on and then 'buff' the brush into the palm of my hands to breakdown the dirt. A little bit goes a long way and it takes off all the make up and dirt so much quicker than my Olive Oil trick. Once the traces of make up have been removed, I rinse it until the water runs clear. Make sure you don't get (hot) water and soap into the brush, by cleaning it vertically and drying your brushes flat [on a towel] or vertically through a brush tree.
In the past I've washed good brushes and ruined them completely, because the soap was wrong or I used too much oil. But not with this. It took me less than 30 minutes to wash all my brushes and they all returned to their old state and are incredibly soft. I won't be faring farewell with my MAC Brush Cleanser, which I use for spot cleaning but this is definitely my current favourite deep brush cleanser. This is a keeper people.