July 18th – Go green when shaving your legs, extend the life of your razor by drying the blade, or splurge and buy a solar powered shaver.

I have read statistics that Americans buy over 2 billion disposable razors in a year, most of which end up in landfills.  Not to mention the gallons of water used while shaving our silky smooth legs.

First, when buying your razors, consider buying ones made from recycled plastic.  You could go for an electric razor, but it still uses electricity so if you can find a solar powered one, that is more optimal.

SheKnowsLiving.com discussed this topic and shared some great ideas on ways to extend the life of your razor blade….

“How can you extend the life of the blade without awful, stinging nicks and cuts? There is some evidence that drying the blade can extend the life of the razor. Radio host and consumer advocate Clark Howard put the theory to the test by using a disposable razor and towel-blotting it dry after each use. He successfully used a single 17-cent razor for one year. Further, Brian Cohn, who invented a razor-storage device with a small drying fan, funded research from an independent laboratory–which found that his fan invention extended the razor blade life 122 percent on average.”

Suggested ideas of how to extend the life of your razor blade:

  • Vigorously shake razor to remove water drops.
  • Blot the blade on a towel. Alternatively, blast with a blow dryer for a few seconds.
  • Find a dry place to store your razor, away from steamy showers.

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