It is something we recommend doing to keep the vegan bristles in tip-top condition.
How to clean a natural bristle brush?
Keep in mind that the wooden base and handle should not come into contact with water when cleaning your dry brush. It is because water weakens the wood and may cause it to crack and rot.
To clean your dry body brush, please follow these steps:
- Fill a bowl with warm water. Water level reaches a maximum of half a bristle.
- Add three drops of tea tree oil (it has disinfectant properties). Or a gentle liquid soap.
- Place the brush in the bowl, bristles facing downwards.
- Move the brush around. The movement frees dead cells and dirt in the bristles.
- Let it soak for 5 minutes.
- Replace the water with a clean one.
- Rinse by moving the bristles around to remove all tea tree oil.
- Shake the brush, place it on a dry towel, bristle down to absorb excess water for a few minutes, then air dry away from the sun.
- Now your Dry Body Brush is like new.
Why cleaning a dry body brush?
Dry brushing removes dead skin cells, some dirt and oil from the skin, which is accumulating on the brush. This residue is bound to encourage the growth of bacteria if not cleaned after a while.
How often to clean the dry brush?
If you use your brush once or twice every week, you can wash it monthly. A brush that’s used daily, on the other hand, requires weekly cleaning.