Betcha Didn’t Know Your Old Clarisonic Brush Heads Could Do THIS!

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reuse old clarisonic brush heads — clarisonic and ring in dish

Not sure what to do with your old Clarisonic brushes?

“The Clarisonic Mia is great at what it does. I love the clean exfoliated skin when I’m done washing, and I love the foundation head for the beautiful application. But what should you do with those brush heads when they are supposedly past their prime?”

Hip2Save reader Jennifer has some clever solutions!

reuse old clarisonic brush heads — clarisonic and polished silver lamp

Sonic clean jewelry — Simply place your jewelry in a shallow dish with jewelry cleaning solution and warm water. Then dip in the vibrating brush head. “You’ll give your jewelry the same clean as you would get from an ultrasonic cleaner at the jewelry store!”

Buff tarnished silver — Use the old brush heads to get silver polish in and out of tiny nooks and crannies. This is great for detailed silver platters or silverware!

Deep clean grout — Take advantage of the sonic vibrations from the Mia brush to work cleaning products into dirty grout lines for an easy and effective clean. “You’ll never get grout cleaner or bleach as deep into the porous surface with a traditional scrub brush.”

Some additional cleaning tips:

reuse old clarisonic brush heads — clarisonic and bathroom cleaner

Wait to reset the counter — To hack the brush usage counter on the Clarisonic Mia, use your old brush heads right before you attach the new one. Then reset the Mia’s counter after the new one is ready to be used.

Opt for gentle cleaning products — Jennifer has found that less harsh commercial cleaners (like My Force Of Nature water-salt-vinegar cleaner) can be pushed deep into more porous surfaces to clean and disinfect just as well as the heavy-duty cleaners.

Don’t actively scrub — Remember you aren’t trying to scrub with the brush. You’re simply trying to vibrate the bristles into the cleaning surface. For example, when Jennifer is using her Mia to clean jewelry, she places the brush head lightly on the jewelry. Then she allows the cleaning solution to vibrate throughout the nooks and crannies without moving the brush much.

“I know it may seem weird or maybe even gross, but the handle washes and doesn’t get rubbed on your face. I HATE throwing money away every time I switch out my brush head when it still looks completely functional, but I also don’t want my Mia to be less effective on my skincare routine by not changing it out. So I give those brush heads new life and feel a bit better for having to drop some serious coin on a Clarisonic!” — Jennifer

Thank you to Jennifer for this frugal Clarisonic brush head hack! We love this simple tip since it reuses pricey brush heads to extend their usage AND makes cleaning detailed pieces a bit easier!

If you’re looking to save on the brush heads, check out these generic brand cleaner heads that work just as well as the Clarisonic ones.


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About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 12

  1. mel

    thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Stacy

    I understand we are trying to be frugal. But I am not sure I would use my clarisonic on my face again after I have used it with a brush to clean kitchen or jewelry tarnish, you know?

    • Jodi P

      Only the old brush head is used for cleaning. You can clean the exterior of the Clairsonic before putting on a new brush for your face.

    • Leah Trahan

      I think she meant you would use a brush head you were otherwise going to throw out then not use that brush on your face again after…

  3. deedee

    I wouldn’t do this to my jewelry.. it might cause your diamonds/gems to loosen and fall out.

  4. Devon O.

    Would this hack also work on my toilet? 😂🤣😂🤣

    • moma

      Ofcourse! Give it a try and let us know the results and detailed experience.Lol

  5. Chris

    Um, no thank you.

  6. jen4hair

    After using the head to clean your face, soak it in h2o2 overnight everytime. An Esthetician told me this, my brushes are sparkling clean, sanitized, and last for YEARS!

  7. Judy Trac

    Even with old brush. All that nasty gunk from washing my face would transfer to the jelwery or toilet

  8. Jenna

    I’ll have to give this a try for my earrings. They are so hard to clean in the tiny crevices, this just might work!

  9. Eve

    This is not for me. I just can’t do this.

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