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The Environmental Impact Of Common Shaving Products

Updated: May 10

and how the natural alternatives can make a difference

Hand holding planet earth covered in shaving foam with a disposable razor
Shaving and Our Planet

Your shaving routine could be the worst thing for your skin and the environment. For example, billions of disposable razors are tossed to the bin each year around the world. That's a lot of plastic and metal going straight into landfills!

The modern shaving market relies on man-made materials

The modern-day shaving market relies on man-made materials and can be harmful to humans and our environment. Some popular shaving creams, for example, are made from petroleum products that are not biodegradable and can get washed down the drain and into the water system.

The environmental impact of these grooming products is more than just annoying - it's destructive! As you shave every day with your current routine involving disposable razors and foamy chemical filled foam or gel soap lathers, these chemicals end up in landfills where they will eventually leak out into our soil causing long lasting damage to both human health and wildlife habitats around us.

The demand for natural and organic products has grown

The demand for natural and organic products has grown in recent years. This can be attributed to the increased awareness of environmental issues that affect us, such as climate change, as well as an increasing number of people who are trying to live healthier lifestyles.

Shaving is one area where many consumers are looking for more environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional shaving products because they may contain harsh chemicals.

The growth in demand for natural and organic products has been accompanied by a significant increase in sales of these types of goods over the past decade; however, there still remains a gap between what consumers would like their cosmetics companies to provide and what actually gets delivered.

The main attraction of natural and organic products

The main attraction of natural and organic products is that they are better for the environment. This doesn’t just mean that they aren't as harmful to our planet, but also that they don't require as many resources to produce.

When you shave with a disposable razor, for example, there are some disposable parts involved: the blades themselves, the cartridge and after a while the handle itself. These are all made from non-renewable resources like oil and minerals, which means more energy has to be used in their production than if they were made from renewable sources like bamboo or coconut shells (which also happen to be biodegradable), or are made of metal that lasts a lifetime.

When you choose an all-natural shaving brand like Henson's razors or Shaveman’s shaving products, you get fewer landfills full of plastic waste, and less chemicals in waterways, while still getting great skin care results.

Shaving with a difference

The benefits of shaving with sustainable products might be better for your skin and the planet. If you want to make sure your grooming routine is as green as it can be, choose natural shaving soaps or creams which are made from sustainably sourced ingredients. You’ll still get the great skin care results you want, but with less environmental impact on your daily routine.

Natural, sustainable and conscious manufacturers are looking to balance profit with people, planet and animals.

When you are shopping for shaving products, look for companies that care about the environment and have an ethical production process. Some of these include:

  • Conscious companies — They give back to their community, they respect employees and suppliers, they treat customers with respect and they contribute to a better world.

  • Sustainable companies — They use renewable energy sources as much as possible, they conserve resources like water or gas by reducing waste production in every step of the process (from manufacturing to shipping), etc.

  • Natural companies — They use ingredients that come from nature such as essential oils instead of synthetic ones like propylene glycols which were originally extracted from petroleum products (but now they're produced synthetically).

It's possible to have a zero-waste shaving routine with the right products.

It's possible to have a zero-waste shaving routine with the right products. You can avoid waste by using reusable shaving products like safety razors and straight razors, which save on plastic packaging.

If you do use disposable razors, make sure to recycle them. And when it comes to your shaving cream, look for brands that use paperboard packaging instead of plastic or better yet, buy a bar of soap and add your own water.

Another option is to try a natural shaving cream or soap, which uses ingredients like coconut oil and Shea butter.

Using natural shaving products will help reduce your waste and is better for your body and overall health

When it comes to the impact a person's daily habits can have on the environment, shaving is one of the most important steps you can take.

Traditional shaving products are not only bad for your skin but also contribute to large amounts of waste that end up in landfills and oceans. When you use natural alternatives instead, however, you'll be able to reduce your environmental impact while also improving your body health and well-being.

It's important to remember that avoiding these harmful chemicals in your routine isn't just good for the planet—it can also have serious health benefits!

The modern-day shaving industry is making a big impact on the environment, but there are alternatives. With so many brands and products available, it’s easy to find something that suits your needs. If you want to reduce waste and make your body healthier, then try out our favourite natural shaving products! We’re sure they will leave you feeling refreshed and happy with your new routine.

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