Let’s get real for a second here… Shaving is a hassle. We all know it. But what many people don’t know is that we often make it more of a hassle than it has to be. With the right technique before, during, and after, and the right tools, we can do it better.
And I don’t just mean better for us, but better for the planet, too. After all, that’s what you’re here for, isn’t it? Trust us when we tell you that the right approach to shaving can make all the difference. A difference that you can see, feel, and be proud of.
From tips and tricks to the best eco-friendly shaving tools out there, we’ve got you covered. Follow along for a breakdown of the best way to prep your skin before shaving, the best products for your eco-friendly shaving routine, and the safest and easiest ways to use them.
The Best Shaving Products for Women
From prepping your skin before the shave to pampering it after, we’ve got all of the eco-friendly shaving products your skin craves. Here is our lineup of the best shaving products for women:
- Cactus flower exfoliant
- Sisal body brush
- Organic shaving soap
- Safety razor
- Razor replacement blades
- Soap saver bag
- Lotion bar
- Zero-waste shaving kit
From start to finish, we make it easy to find all the eco-friendly shaving products you need in one place. Next, we’ll talk about how and why to use them.
What’s the Best Way to Prepare the Skin Before Shaving?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever skipped a few steps and jumped right into dry shaving! While the thought of this makes us cringe, we do understand it. It doesn’t always feel like there’s enough time in the day to do things the way we should.
But take it from people who have experienced this firsthand, the results of doing this the right way are well worth the extra effort. Let’s start with why you should be using our cactus flower exfoliant before you shave.
This cactus and oil scrub gently exfoliates to slough away dry skin on the body and face. It is plant-based and vegan, made with natural ingredients like tangerine oil, and gentle enough for daily use. But we typically recommend using it two per week.
This seems to be the most beneficial for the widest variety of skin types and shaving preferences. When you’re ready, all you have to do is this:
- Scoop with dry fingers
- Massage into damp skin for a light exfoliation
- Massage into dry skin for a deeper scrub
This scrub smells great and will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized.
Also, we recommend using once a week a sisal body brush for wet or dry massage to stimulate circulation, unclog pores and exfoliate dead skin. Regular body brushing prevents ingrown hairs, improves the look of cellulite, promotes blood circulation, and lymphatic flow for natural detoxification and elimination of toxins.
How to use a sisal body brush:
- Start at your feet and move up your body. Brush your skin using wide, circular, clockwise motions.
- Continue moving up your body, to your knee, armpits, and inner thighs.
How Do You Use Shaving Soap?
Next up, we have our organic shaving soap. Most people are used to perfumy shaving gels or creams, but those aerosol cans are horrible for the environment. So, we found a way to do it better! Say goodbye to itchy skin and pesky bumps when you shave with this organic bar.
With a touch of citrus and lavender, this shea and cocoa butter enriched soap bar is a foamy treat for your skin. What’s better than pampering your legs while reducing plastic waste? While it comes in a bar rather than a bottle, it’s still easy to use.
All you have to do is wet the bar, lather it up, and rub the lather on the areas you want to shave. Then shave and rinse with warm water. It’s that simple. For most people, just a thin layer will give you a great shave with no irritation!
Made with organic ingredients, including coconut oil, avocado oil, and coconut milk, it’s perfect for all skin types. Perfumy and chemical-heavy shaving creams and gels can wreak havoc on sensitive skin.
The opposite is true with this organic shaving soap. This is one of the best shaving products for women because it goes on smooth, helps the razor glide well, and works great on sensitive skin. Say goodbye to painful razor burn, bumps, and irritation!
Why Disposable Razors Are Some of the Worst Products We Use
Now, before we get to the main event that is our rose gold safety razor, let’s talk a bit about why safety razors are so important. More specifically, let’s talk about why disposable razors are some of the worst products we use in our homes.
In the United States, municipal recycling programs won’t accept razors because they are sharp objects made of mixed materials. So, what does this mean for the two billion single-use plastic razors we throw away every year?
It means that the actual blade may rust and crumble away to nothing over time, but the plastic handles and casings will stay behind. Those plastic pieces can sit in a landfill or ocean for up to hundreds of years.
Now, you might be thinking: I don’t want my disposable razors sitting in a landfill for several lifetimes, but what else can I use? Or reusable razors are intimidating. Or reusable razors are too expensive – I want one, but I can’t afford one.
We’ve heard it all before, and we get it. These are some of the most common barriers people face when making the switch from disposables to reusable razors. But we’re here to bust some myths.
The Best Shaving Products for Women – The Razor Behind the Myths
Safety razors have been around since 1880! During the plastic boom of the 60s and 70s, we mass-produced plastic products in the name of convenience. But that convenience has been costing us and our planet ever since.
And countless people still swear by safety razors and use them exclusively. If they really were dangerous or too difficult to use, no one would use them. And they certainly wouldn’t be staging the comeback we’ve seen over the last few years!
Now, to bust myth number two, we’re going to tell you something that we think everyone should know, but most people don’t. Are you ready? Here it is: safety razors are not more expensive than disposable razors.
The initial investment is the most significant cost. The razor blade refill packs we sell are incredibly budget-friendly. And because you get far more uses out of a safety razor than you would a pack of disposables, you will most likely save money over time.
Now that we’ve gone over cost and use concerns, let’s talk about the best way to use your safety razor. As we mentioned before, the approach is everything. And if you do this the right way, your new eco-friendly shaving routine can change your life.
It can give you the best, smoothest, and closest shave you’ve ever experienced! All without an ounce of plastic from the product itself to the packaging it comes in.
How Do You Use a Reusable Safety Razor?
Our gorgeous rose gold and plain black safety razors are easy to use with a cautious hand. They will leave your skin silky and smooth. With one sturdy stainless-steel blade, there’s less of a less of hair getting trapped under your skin.
And you know what this means - a zero-waste close shave without razor burn! For the best results, we highly recommend using our exfoliating sisal body brush and organic shaving soap first. Exfoliating helps remove built-up dead skin cells for a closer and smoother shave.
The initial safety razor purchase includes five complementary blades, so you’ll be covered for a while. Here’s how to assemble your razor:
- Unscrew the top
- Add a new blade between the safety guards
- Twist the safety guards and blade back onto the handle.
There’s a convenient diagram on the safety razor page if you prefer visuals over step-by-step lists. Now that your sustainable razor is assembled, let’s talk about how to use it. Simply follow these steps to change your shaving routine for life:
- Moisten and lather the areas you intend to shave
- Position your razor at an angle of about 20 to 30 degrees
- Let the weight of the razor do the work – no need to apply pressure as you go
- Rinse the razor frequently with warm water
- Store in a dry place when you’re done
See, that’s not so intimidating now, is it? Plastic-free, planet-friendly products that save you money over time are our sweet spot.
How Often Should You Swap Out the Blade?
We recommend changing your blade after four to six uses. But this number can vary depending on how well you take care of it and how coarse your hair is. If you notice any dragging, it’s time to make a change.
Swap out the used blade for a fresh one from your package. And when you run out of the original five, pick up one of our razor blade refill packs to use with the original safety razor handle. Between the original order and a refill pack, you’ll get anywhere from 60 to 90 shaves.
Where Do You Store Shaving Soap?
Now, if you really wanted to, you could simply store your shaving soap bar on a shower ledge when you’re done with it. But we don’t recommend this, and we’ll tell you why. Soap doesn’t last as long when you store it this way.
Our soap saver bag gives you an easy way to save money and keep your shaving soap bar dry between uses so that it lasts longer. Plus, it really comes in handy after you’ve been using the bar for a while.
Instead of picking sticky chunks of soap off shower shelves, this soap saver bag is great for storing and using all those little leftover bits and pieces. You can use it to store the bar and take it out when you’re ready to use it. Or you can use the bar right in the bag.
It’s made of sustainable sisal, a 100% natural fiber from the agave cactus family. This means that it’s safe and gentle enough to use right on your skin. The soap saver bag itself is slightly textured, so it helps produce a creamy, rich lather and can also be used for gentle exfoliation.
And that’s not all. You can also use it to massage your head, hands, or body. Who knew that many benefits could come in one little bag? We recommend buying a few and having them handy for shaving soaps, body soaps, shampoo bars, and conditioner bars.
After each use, rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry. When the bags get worn out, just toss them into your compost bin. Learn more about soap saver bags here.
What Can You Use After Shaving to Keep Skin Smooth and Soft?
After shaving, you’ll want to moisturize. That’s where our Lotion Bar comes in. Choose from cacao and calendula or chamomile and lavender. Both are zero-waste, all-over, daily rich moisturizers.
They help maintain the smooth, silky-soft feel you achieve right after shaving. And they help nurture your skin, too, by supporting skin healing and regeneration. Using one lotion bar can help keep at least four plastic lotion bottles out of our landfills and oceans.
This lotion bar is the perfect plastic-free alternative to traditional lotions. As an everyday moisturizer, it will keep your skin soft, hydrated, and flexible with a smooth layer of protection. With continued use, you may even notice small wounds and scars begin to fade or heal.
You can use the lotion bar on chapped lips, hair, and dry elbows, along with other areas of the skin that might need a little boost. The natural ingredients protect, moisturize, hydrate, calm the skin and reduce inflammation, and soothe the skin and soul with the gentle scent of something sweet.
Simply rub and massage the lotion bar freely on dry skin as needed. Use it anywhere and anytime on your skin, lips, or hair. Just make sure they’re dry. The heat from your hands will melt the lotion bar enough to spread.
This zero-waste lotion bar comes in a zero-waste reusable beeswax wrap with a plantable label. You can use the wrap in the kitchen or anywhere else you see fit. It’ll stick to any surface after you gently pressure the heat of your hand against it.
And the plantable label contains wildflower seeds that become food for the bees when you’re done. This is easily one of our favorites on our list of the best shaving products for women! Find out more about the benefits of using a lotion bar here.
Our Zero-Waste Shaving Care Package
When you work your way through our list of the best shaving products for women at home, it’s like an eco-friendly spa day for your skin! That’s why we put it all together in this convenient and affordable zero-waste shaving kit.
It’s the perfect way to treat yourself. And it makes a great gift, too! Whether you know someone who has already joined the eco-friendly movement or you’re looking to spread the word, this is a thoughtful and versatile gift that’s sure to be a big hit.
Of course, you can still pick and choose the products you want to try individually. But our zero-waste shaving kit is a bargain and a great way to dive right into a more sustainable routine. It contains:
- One rose gold safety razor or one black safety razor
- One organic shaving soap
- 15 high-quality stainless-steel replacement blades
The whole shaving kit is shipped in a simple recyclable cardboard box to reduce our impact on the environment from start to finish. If you’re looking for the best shaving products for women for yourself or someone else, you can’t go wrong with this kit.
The Best Shaving Products for Women – A Brief Recap
There you have it – a list and a full breakdown of the best shaving products for women. Gentle exfoliation, smooth lathering shaving soap, effective and sustainable razors, and an incredible moisturizer. That’s all you need for a better shaving routine.
Why Should you Choose Low-Waste and Natural Shaving Products?
So, why should you choose low-waste and natural shaving products? Because you can be a part of the solution rather than the problem. Because the legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren shouldn’t be a planet beyond repair.
Because our one planet Earth deserves better, and so do we. There are countless reasons to build an eco-friendly lifestyle. Whatever one resonates with you, we’re happy to have you on this journey with us.
From our products to our packaging, each of our products is as low-waste as possible. We don’t use plastics in our products or ship those products in plastic-based packaging, either. We want this to be an eco-friendly experience and a zero waste store through-and-through.
Building Better Routines with EcoRoots
From eco-friendly shaving to sustainable bath and beauty routines, zero-waste shampoo & conditioner bundle to sustainable cleaning kits, and beyond, we’ve got everything you need to build better routines. Our home and kitchen collection help round it all out.
No matter where you’re starting from, we can help you get where you want to be. Join us today by browsing our products or learning more through our zero-waste blog.