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The best zero waste razor ever made | A leaf razor review




Disclaimer: This leaf razor review is not being sponsored by leaf, I reached out to them, and they were so kind as to send me the razor to test.

Chances are you have hair. Also, if you are one of the lucky ones with hair, you might shave like most of us with some wet razor. Shaving is become a billion-dollar business and is projected to be worth 22.5 billion by 2030. [1]

The razor-razorblade model involves selling a product at a low price, maybe even at a loss, to sell a related product later for a profit.

We break down the cost a little further in the leaf razor review.

Some of the biggest culprits are P&G with their Gillette line. sold 2 billion throw away blades per year (us alone)

Razors are non-recyclable until now. Terracycle is offering a way to recycle any razor brand and even their packaging. Just collect it and send them here. However, this shouldn’t be an excuse for us to keep buying these products.

My wife and I have been using a double-sided safety razor for a couple of years until we came across the leaf razor.

I don’t want to sound cliche here, but we’ve never looked back.

We love the leaf razor, and we think it is a brilliant invention. We still have the safety razor since it is easier to get to the part under my nose with it. But leaf was aware of this issue and made another model to get to those tiny spots under your nose or wherever you need absolute precision. Don’t worry; it also works with the leaf razor, but it sometimes gets tricky because it has a fairly large upper part.

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How much does the leaf razor cost?

As part of the leaf razor review, we need to talk about the money, the bling, the coins. Because let’s face it, the leaf razor doesn’t seem to be the budget option?

The leaf razor comes in at USD 84 plus a 10 blade starter kit. Now, this seems expensive at first but let’s break it down. You can buy 100 blades @ USD 6 = 66 blades for the leaf razor because you break them in half and use up to 3 blades per load. (it is customizable to your needs).

If you want to know how it works, check out my youtube video; The Leaf Razor Review

If I relate this to myself and my wife, we both use the leaf, and I just checked our pack of hundred blades is not even half empty, and we bought them last year. We use this for the safety razor too. Now I don’t have a lot of facial hair, so I only shave every two days.

Let’s say you shave daily and replace your blades every week. You will get 1 year and 3 months out of a pack of hundred blades.

If you take a supermarket model, let’s say the Gillette, which you get for USD 21 + 4 refill blades, I replaced them every two weeks because they would often clog up with hair and are hard to clean. When you buy a refill kit with 12 blades for USD 49.61, you only need to buy two of those, and you got your money back.

To sum it up:

1 Leaf razor + 100 blades = USD 101 lasts you for 1 year and 3 months in heavy use. The Leaf razor lasts you for a lifetime. Nothing goes to landfill. Steel is highly recyclable, and big magnets will lift it out from the conveyor belt at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The refill pack costs USD 6 = 100 blades last for 1 Year and 3 months.

1 Gillette razor + 4 blades = USD 21 lasts you for 4 month. (As advertised on the website) However, it is recommended to change your blades every two to three weeks. The Refill Pack costs = USD 49.61 last for 12 months.

If you wanted, you could even sharpen the blades with this vintage sharpener.

You can still buy them on ebay. Pretty cool, right?

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Safety Razors

  • The safety razor blades are made from medical grade stainless or carbon steel. This makes the blade very sharp. It doesn’t become dull as easily as it’s opponent.
  • If you dry your blade on a piece of jeans it will also sharpen your blade again.
  • Lasts for a lifetime with no or very little waste going to the landfill.
  • The zero waste plastic free shave every man and woman that cares about the planet and their skin needs.


Disposable Razors

  • Cartridge razor blades, because of their disposable nature, tend to dull easily. Why do you think that razor companies always recommend changing your cartridges every two to three weeks?
  • Blades are surrounded by plastic housing and hard to clean. They stay wet longer and are hard to sharpen.
  • Everything will eventually end up in landfill. Doesn’t biodegrade.
  • If you care for the planet and your wallet get the leaf.

How to get more life out of your razor blade

  1. Dry the blade after every shave, use old jeans to sharpen the blade at the same time
  2. Coat your razor blade in mineral oil or even vinegar to stop the blades from corroding and going blunt.


  • The leaf razor makes for a great shave, and you can adjust to 1-3 blades depending on your liking.
  • It is a 100% zero waste razor and will last you for life.
  • It comes in many colors and is unisex.
  • It’s a quality product which you can be proud of to own.

What do you think about my Leaf razor review? Are you going to get one? Are you happy with using your safety razor and feel like it does the job? Or are you not willing to put the $100 upfront because you don’t see the long-term benefit? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and make sure to check out my youtube review on the leaf razor.

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Hendrik Kaiser

Is the guy behind Zerowasteman. He is a YouTuber and ocean lover just trying to leave this place less messy than before he got here. Follow him and subscribe for more fun enviro goodies.

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