The sustainable alternative to this common plastic pollutant
There’s every chance you’re already doing your bit to aid the war on plastic. Eco-friendly coffee cup? Check. Reusable water bottle?Check. Metal straws? Check. Now, there’s another item you can check off: a bamboo razor. And with online store Acala, this is a beautiful bamboo razor to celebrate your stunning summer skin.
OK, at £17.99 it’s more expensive than its plastic counterpart, but thanks to being reusable you’ll always be in credit versus a disposable version. What’s more, the stylish double edge razor is a zero-waste product, made from sustainably sourced bamboo. With a simple swish, you’re contributing to the zero-waste movement, making a cleaner environment for everyone.
And, as the team at Acala say: “Give a girl a plastic razor and she’s smooth for a month. Give a girl a stainless-steel safety razor, and she’s smooth fo’ life! That’s our motto anyway.”
For anyone in need of help when it comes to shaving with a safety razor, getting both the angle and pressure right is crucial. About 30° is perfect, and you don’t need much pressure at all thanks to the design. And while it’s tempting to just use hot water when in the bath, you should always use a cream or foam to protect your skin. Once you’re finished, a soothing post-shave moisturiser is a must.
To the uninitiated, Acala boasts an extensive range of natural, organic and vegan health and beauty products. All are responsibly packaged, plastic-free and zero-waste. So once you’ve ordered your beautiful razor, be sure to peruse what else Acala has to offer, and allow yourself to feel a little bit better about helping out Mother Earth.