How to clean your beauty sponge using jabón ZOTE

Hello Dolls,

My blog got a bit of a makeup over. Hope you likey.

To honor this mini make over, I decided to show you how I cleaned my beauty sponge. I have had a beauty blender, but it got so nasty, which of course I would clean, I had to buy another. So I went to Walgreens and bought this pretty neat beauty sponge. It gets the job done. But of course it was getting nasty, even though I would wash it with just about everything under the sun.

I was browsing Makeupsocial (an Instagram for makeup lovers) and found the amazing @jocelynnng_ and she posted a pic of jabón ZOTE, a Mexican soap used for laundry, she used it to clean her sponge. I was so intrigued, I went to pick some up.

I bought mine at Cermak Produce, for less than $2. You can find it in any supermercado or Latino store (or section) in the laundry aisle.  

And yes that sponge is nasty, I know, but I wanted it dirty so you can really see if a difference, and let me tell you, omg!


To begin, open the wrapper to remove the soap, just in case you thought it could be done with it on, haha, aren't those type of instructions always so funny, get the soap a little wet with warm water, I prefer warm water, rub the sponge along the soap and get it lathered. 

Rub it around, get it lathered, you will begin to see the makeup comes off...eww. 

Rub, rub, rub.
Rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. 

You're all done. You now have a beautifully clean beauty sponge. That smells really pretty, jiji.


Keeping your brushes and sponges clean is vital to persevere them and to keep your skin healthy. If you use a dirty sponge or brush, you risk breakouts and your makeup looking cakey because of the dirty tool. 

Hope you found this helpful. 

If you have any tips for me, please share them.


  1. Wow! I grew up with my mom using this soap religiously. I never thought it would work on this! Thanks for the tip!

    1. You're welcome! No need to buy to expensive brush cleaners.