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Preserve Triple Blade Razor Review

Brands Preserve Preserve Recycled Plastic Eco Friendly Triple Razor

So, recently I’ve been trying to go more eco friendly. Turning off the AC, using reusable bags when shopping, recycling everything that I possibly can, etc etc. Razors and menstrual related waste are two of the biggest throw-aways as far as hygiene goes for me. So, I’ll be switching to a menstrual cup (either the Vida cup or the Blossom cup since they are both in my price range) and doing reviews of those as well.

Anyway, to the point! I recently purchased a Preserve razor because it was the most eco friendly razor I could find without switching to a straight razor (I’m so clumsy that there’s no way I would make it out of that alive) or to a safety razor (which can get kind of expensive and again, they are crazy sharp and I am a clutz).

Preserve makes their handles from recycled plastic from yogurt cups and other sources, and the only part that you need ever replace are the razor heads. With proper care, a single razor head can last for months.

They also have a program called Gimme 5, where if you recycle 5 preserve products, you get a razor free.  Now, Preserve makes way more than just razors. They make toothbrushes, kitchen ware, tote bags, and much more. On their website, a Preserve razor goes for 8.50, and you get to pick the color as well as getting 2 blade heads. I bought mine off of ebay for 6.15. I also plan to buy one of their toothbrushes as soon as I can afford it.

They recently came out with a 5 blade razor, but I have the triple blade razor and I’ve got to say that performance-wise it is pretty amazing. It’s sharp but not to the point where I’m afraid I’ll cut myself, comfortable to hold, and overall just a quality product. It works great, getting even those stubborn hairs. And I get to feel good about having helped the environment in some small way, too. I highly recommend these razors to anyone who is eco-conscious but like me, not really brave enough to try a straight razor.

Overall, I give it a 4/5. The only reason it doesn’t have a 5/5 is that it isn’t the cheapest razor out there. But all in all its pretty fantastic for the price.

Crystal Deodorant Stone Review 

This is a crystal deodorant stone! I first found out about this amazing product through my herbalism course and I purchased the above brand from my academy’s shop here.

I was skeptical at first, but I suffered from an awful underarm rash which consisted of hundreds of extremely  painful sores and boils on my armpits, and every commercial deodorant I had tried only activated the condition. So, I was pretty much willing to try anything, and this little guy was only 8 dollars. What did I have to lose?

I can say with zero reservations that this is one product I will use for the rest of my life. I purchased mine in August of 2015, and a month later I also got one for my spouse. We have not bought a single stick of deodorant since then. Not only have I been rash free, but also body odor free for over a year now!

It is a safe, natural, eco friendly  alternative to chemical commercial deodorants that produce plastic and harmful chemical wastes.

It can last anywhere from one to three years without replacing, and to use it all you have to do is run it under cold water and rub it on your armpits.

Instead of just treating the symptoms of body odor, the Crystal is an antibacterial and anti-fungal, so it actually completely removes the bacteria that causes body odor, as well as exfoliates the sensitive skin of the underarms.

I have worn one application of the stone to a manual labor job where I would swear like crazy for hours on end and I still didn’t smell! It’s also held up to running, walking, outdoor labor, intensive housework and cleaning. It’s seriously awesome and I am so thankful for it!

It has saved me a lot of money and a lot of pain in the last year. I highly recommend it and give it a 5/5.