For me, at it’s core, slow living means living daily life with a more thoughtful approach. The brands we support, what we buy, how things are made, and how long we use these items all play an important role in the impact we have on the world around us.
In approaching consumerism and consumption more thoughtfully, finding non-disposable alternatives to typically-plastic objects used in the tasks of daily life has been a continuous objective.
Bathrooms are one of the worst offenders when it comes to the amount of plastic disposed of each year. Just think about all the plastic products we use and replace every few weeks: shampoo and conditioner bottles, body wash, hand soap pumps, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, cotton tips, and of course, razors. Disposable razors are one of those products that are continuously being thrown away after just a few uses, the majority of which ends up in our oceans and landfills.
Typically made of stainless steel, safety razors add a conscious touch to your skincare routine, while reducing plastic waste. With care, they can last a lifetime. The only part that needs to be disposed of is the blade, which can be recycled!
Once you’ve used up your previously-bought disposable razors or cartridges, take a moment to learn some of the benefits of using a safety razor. Looking for intentionally-designed and thoughtfully produced options to slow down an otherwise rushed routine, and transform shaving from a chore into a self-care ritual that you enjoy? Oui Shave is a fabulous brand made for women, by women (the rose gold doesn’t hurt to look at, either!); and the Edwin Jagger chrome lined razor, pictured here, is a great choice for men (particularly when paired with with a badger brush and natural shave bar).
Do you use a safety razor? Does it seem intimidating? Have any questions about this sustainable swap? Comment on this post!