Beauty

Queen of Clean: Mrs. Meyer’s Beauty Cleaning Tips

Rihanna Italian Voue

Mrs. Meyer's Clean HomeWhat started as an eco-friendly home products brand has grown to include a wide variety of diffusers, candles, and hand and body products. Putting her know-how to the test, Mrs. Meyer’s now also has a book filled with cleaning tips, myth-busting facts, and useful information including a number of beauty-specific cleaning remedies. Inspired by the “real” Mrs. Meyers, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens, was written by Monica Nassif, the daughter of Mrs. Thelma Meyer, an Iowa mother of nine that is fond of at-home, budget-friendly cleaning remedies.  

The book is fun, quirky, and full of illustrations to make cleaning sound as interesting as possible. 

Here are 10 nuggets of wisdom to keep in mind when you’re going through your beauty routine in the bathroom.

1. To get hairspray off mirrors, pour rubbing alcohol on a cloth and clean it in small circles or use a baby wipe if you have one handy. Then, grab club soda that you’ve put in a spray bottle and give the mirror a spritz, wiping it clean with bunched up paper.

2. If your makeup mirror falls on the floor, remove every last piece from the floor. Then, dab a piece of bread on top of them, vacuum, and wipe down the floor with a water-dampened cloth.

3. Remove mascara from clothing by mixing a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups cold water. Apply the solution to the stain and then blot until it’s gone.

4. If you have trouble keeping track of how old your products are, start writing the dates on them with a permanent marker when they’re new. Mascara lasts only three months and it’s important that you remember when you opened it, because that wand gets a buildup of bacteria that you don’t want in your eyes. Sunscreen lasts one year and lipstick up to three.  

5. Keep your bathroom smelling fresh by filling a spray bottle with water, three drops of lemon oil, and two drops of eucalyptus oil. Shake it really well before using.

6. Clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis (every time you use them is ideal) using a natural dish soap. Pour the soap into a glass and swirl your brushes. Rinse off with warm water.

7. If you wear your shoes in the bathroom, rub any scuff marks off your floor with a little paste floor wax and steel wool. Let it dry and then buff the area. 

8. If you spill liquid makeup on yourself, dilute a teaspoon of mild detergent in a cup of lukewarm water and blot the stain. Then mix up one part white vinegar with two parts water, blot, and sponge off.

9. Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. Buff with a terrycloth towel.

10. If you’re looking to use store bought cleaning products, always opt for ones with essential oils – a staple in beauty products. They not only help your home space smell good, but they actually help clean.

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