I received a single serving of Best Brush Forward in my Cavali Club –Summer Box, and I was immediately intrigued! I had never heard of a brush cleaning bomb, in my experiences I always just used water and vinegar whenever I got around to doing it! Best Brush Forward made cleaning brushes fun and engaging. I know that may sound funny, but watching all the dirt and grit come off of my brushes really had me intrigued!
Best Brush Forward is a small business based in Washington, owned by #bossbabe by the name of Kelly. These heart shaped brush cleaning bombs are made of natural ingredients and essential oils that have cleaning and antibacterial properties. Along with instructions on how to use the bombs and wash your brushes effectively, it also includes a peppermint for your pony (which is included in one of the steps). I thought was one of the most thoughtful and adorable things about this product and I really appreciated it.
Homemade, these products I thought were at a really great price, and available in so many scents. Including, Thieves Blend, Peppermint & Vanilla, Sweet Orange & Ginger and so many more. You can get a sampler pack of 4, for $6.50 USD. There are larger pack options available as well, including one called The Barn Box which has 65 bombs.
I really love how clean and concise this packaging is. Cute and simple illustration, straight-forward instructions and a bonus peppermint for your pony. The scent I got was called Eucalyptus & Lavender and it had a lovely clean and fresh fragrance.
Fit & Feel
I followed the instructions as accurately as possible.
Step 1 says Fill a 3-5 gallon bucket with warm water. I decided to go with 5 gallons, as I was cleaning several large brushes.
Step 2 the bomb fizzes similarly to a bath bomb you would throw in the tub. Step 3 I tossed in my brushes. On the instructions it says; “All natural and safe for all synthetic, natural fiber and wood-backed brushes.” I decided from this information to not throw in my goat hair brushes, as I didn’t know how the real hair would work with a bomb.
Step 4, soak for 20-60 minutes. This was the only step that I thought was kind of vague, though I suppose it depends on the amount of brushes and how soiled they are. I chose to soak my brushes for 60 mins, though I pulled them out here at 20 mins to see how clean they were. Honestly, I think that at 20 mins they were probably clean enough without needing the extra 40 mins. I did have to swish the bomb around in the water a few times as it hadn’t totally dissolved by the time I added the brushes, or within 15 mins of them being in the bucket.
Step 5, the most important, feed your pony a peppermint. Done and done!
Step 6, Rinse brushes and let dry. Once I removed the brushes, you could see they were suddsie with bubbles. I was so impressed with how clean they were, not only were the dirty bristles now bright and vibrant, but they had a wonderful smell.
I proceeded to rinse the brushes and let them dry in the sun. Dumping out my bucket was insane, so much dirt and sludge resting at the bottom. I had no idea they were packing so much dirt for so long.
I think these are so worth it! They are a great price, smell wonderful, work well and you are supporting a great small business. I found myself using this and it motivated me to clean other things as I waited for the 60 min soak. It goes by quickly while you’re keeping yourself busy! I was thinking these would make an awesome little stocking stuffer at Christmas. They definitely have my approval, and I thought they were a wonderful addition in the Cavali Club – Summer Box, hopefully we can see them again in the future!
Always get back on,
*The opinions shared in this blog are of my own, and not a reflection of the company or its current and future products.