The best plastic-free razor isn't a safety razor

We get so psyched when we find a new sustainable brand making awesome, innovative products. Today we’re sharing a plastic-free razor that we love. etee isn’t benefiting in any way from sharing this with you, we just want you to have the best shave ever.

When I replaced my not-so-eco-friendly razor last year, I cringed at the options. The entire world seemed to recommend a safety razor, and the only good thing about it was that it was plastic-free. And while I’m happy to make sacrifices for the planet, I wasn’t looking forward to the countless nicks on my legs reported by other users. That is… until I walked into my local zero waste shop.

The problem with standard shaving methods

In 2018, 163 million people used disposable razors in the US alone. That’s nearly half of the entire population. What’s more, most razors can’t even be recycled, so they’re ending up in the landfill. Let’s shift our collective consciousness towards other methods that are kinder to our planet.

The solution

My zero waste shop here in Seattle had two options for a plastic-free razor. One, your classic safety razor. Two -- this beautiful Leaf Shave razor. It looked like the razor I was used to, just made of metal. It has a pivoting head which makes it easier to go around curves, and holds up to 3 blades for a close shave.

I’ve been using it for over a year and I’m in love with it. The blades last so much longer than regular disposable cartridges, and I don’t nick myself. I’ve found my forever razor. And what’s more sustainable than those items that we buy once and can depend on for years to come?

Although it’s an investment to start, replacement blades cost just 28 cents each. The blades  snap in half and then you put 1-3 halves in the razor. So each time you replace your blades, you’re paying anywhere between 14-42 cents. Show me a razor subscription with that kind of deal!

Have you tried the Leaf Razor? I’d love to hear about your experience.

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Author’s Note: This is not in collaboration with Leaf Shave. All opinions are authentic.

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