tiny trash can zero waste shaving

While my kitchen has been getting most of the attention, I’ve begun giving my bathroom some zero waste love as well. It’s been a month, and I can honestly say that I’m really enjoying my zero waste shaving routine.

Safety razor + shaving bar = luxurious simplicity 

Living zero waste means choosing quality products and tools made from sustainable materials that are built to last. Here’s what I’m using:

Merkur classic 3-Piece safety razor
50 Shark double-edge safety razor blades

7 thoughts on “Zero waste shaving”

  1. I am thinking of making the switch as I head into the bathroom in my Low Waste Living journey. Where do you get your Shaving Bar? What do you use?
    PS: I really enjoy your site and instagram posts.

    1. Hi! I use pure vegetable glycerine soap from The Soap Works. It comes without any packaging 🙂 I’m able to buy it at Bulk Barn as well as through my food co-op. Glycerine soap is great for shaving since it lets the razor glide nicely on the skin. With my regular bar soap, I find my safety razor tends to stick. Hope this helps! And thanks for stopping by! 😀

  2. I think this is a good option. I believe there is also another eco-friendly and economical alternative for those who have already bought few of the today’s conventional shaving blades that comes with plastics. Don’t thrown them too soon before using them fully. I had bought a few many years back and have since not bought a single one! My single blade can last up to ~2 years or more (probably around 100 shaves) by doing as follows:

    1. Clean the blades thoroughly. I have used Razorpit (https://www.razorpit.com/) although not sure if this is absolutely necessary if you can find another way to clean blades thoroughly. My razorpit is still going good since many years.

    2. Any soap bar like the The Soap Works already mentioned. I use the lather from this for cleaning my blades with Razorpit too. No tubes needed.

    3. Shaving brush – Not sure if the non-plastic option is cruelty-free; I got one from a zero-waste promoting store long time back. At any rate, any brush where the plastic (hairs) are not breaking off into the sink and into the ocean.

    Of course, beard is the most eco-friendly of all. 🙂

  3. Hi! I also use these razors , but confess I haven’t sorted out how to recycle the blades. What do you do? Even if they’re recyclable, I’m concerned about someone accidentally getting cut during the recycling process. Thanks!

    1. Hi! I’m still collecting them 🙂 When I have a few, I’ll take them to my local eco center where they have metal recycling. I’m not going to put them in my curbside recycling bin—too dangerous!

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