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Easy Eco Swaps: Razors

As with most ladies who are not feeling their leg hair just yet, I have the joy of regularly shave my legs.

And if you are like me and have leg hair that likes to grow at an interesting pace, shaving becomes a regular part of your grooming routine which means…

Plastic, plastic and more – you guessed it – PLASTIC!

So how do you combat this endless cycle of throwaway plastic without feeling like your leg hair is going a bit haywire?  

Well, there are a variety of options on the market! Some that are little more unconventional and others that allow you to keep up with you routine while minding the environment.  

1. Au Natural

Be natural and embrace your body and all its woolliness! There’s nothing wrong with letting your hair grow and just being! After all, it’s how our bodies were meant to be.

And hey, when it’s cold outside and our jeans are on – who is going to see!

2. Wooden or Metal Razors

There has been a surge in popularity when it comes to shaving alternatives, whether you opt for metal razors or wooden ones, they are both steps towards a plastic-free bathroom. So what would I recommend?

The Bambaw Safety Razor, And Keep, £16.99

This safety razor ensures you are waste is kept to a minimum, as some long term razors include cartridges which you have to throw out.

“A useless marketing battle has led cartridge razors to embed 5 blades. That many blades irritate the skin and favours ingrown hair. All you need is one razor sharp blade to achieve that perfect shave." - Bambaw

Although £16.99 seems a bit steep, you are saving more money in the long run, the cost of the razor does not compare to how much you would spend annually on disposables versions.  And for only £9.99 you can pick up 100 razor blades on Amazon.

3. Body Sugar

If you are feeling creative and have a high tolerance for pain, this one is for you!

Body sugaring is a homemade method of hair removal. Similar to waxing, this ancient method removes hair from the root without the price tag of a professional wax.

Ben & Anna's Sugar Gold is a cheap and cheerful option if you don't want the hassle of mixing up your own concoction. Made from sugar, water and lemon juice, the paste works on all skin types and can also be used on sensitive parts of the body including your face, armpits, bikini line!

However, if you have your creative juices flowing, body sugar can be made with items from around your house and is simply, boiled sugar, water, and lemon juice which is then cooled enough to spread on the skin and rip off using cloth strips (old t-shirts are perfect for this).

Let me know if you have tried any of the above? And whether you think this eco swap is worth it!

- r -

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