Friday, January 22, 2016

30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 22: Use a Safety Razor)

I know, I know, the thought of using a safety razor sounds like it will end up with an emergency room visit due to massive lacerations to your legs. Well, I'm here to tell you that isn't the case at all. Getting a safety razor is on this list because it is another great swap to eliminating disposable waste from the landfills. According to the EPA, about 2 billion disposable razors are discarded every year. Yikes!

The cost of safety razors vary depending on if you buy new or used. I hunted through a local antique store and found mine for $5! I'm pretty sure that is less than a pack of disposables. For the razor blades, you can get those at your local pharmacy where I have found mine in paper packaging. As long as you keep the blades dry after use, they will last you quite a long time. A box of them will probably end up lasting me a few years.

To use the razor, I lather my legs with shea butter soap and let the weight of the razor head do the work. Don't push down. Once you get used to it, it's very easy.

Day 23: Simplify Your Cleaning Products

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  1. The safety razor has lots of advantages. Shaving with a safety razor can prevent some skin disease like razor burn and acne. Beside this the safety razor shaving cost is so cheap. Best safety razor for man

  2. The link for day 23 brings me back to Day 22. Possibly there is an error with the link?