A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Stainless Steel 3-Piece Albatross Safety Razor
A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Stainless Steel 3-Piece Albatross Safety Razor

Safety Razor + 10 Refill Blades

12 reviews
Regular price$30.00
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Move over, plastic razors! EcoWarriors know what's up and these stainless steel safety razors are claiming their shower space. Rock those short shorts with the confidence of a runway model. Who says we need five blades and a pink tax? Thank you, next.

From head to toe and everything in between, our safety razors are our favorite sustainable swap for both women and men.

Pair with our shave soap bar for the ultimate close shave.

Need more blades? We gotchu there, too.

Materials

This razor and blades are made with 100% polished stainless steel. The carrying pouch is made from sustainable hemp.

To Use

Not sure how to use a safety razor? We've got you, boo. Check out our Instagram IGTV for a step-by-step demo.

Care

Store in a dry spot between uses. Got rust? Soak in vinegar and baking soda and wipe clean.

For a more detailed care guide, check out our Safety Razor Care + Maintenance 101 blog post.

Packaging + End of Life

This razor comes with a hemp carrying pouch, but is otherwise unpackaged. The blades are packaged in a cardboard box, individually wrapped in paper for safety.

The razor should last many lifetimes with proper care, but if something happens and it's time for retirement, all pieces of the razor body can be curbside recycled.

The blades should be returned to Albatross for recycling. Details can be found here. If you're in Tacoma, you can return to blades to us, and we'll send them back to Albatross for you. Please do not put blades in curbside recycling. This can be incredibly dangerous for humans working at the recycling facilities.

Origin

Ethically made in China with excellent worker conditions and energy efficiency standards.
Sourced from Berkeley, California.

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08/20/2022
Megan
United States United States
I recommend this product

Loving the utilitarian-ness of this.

So far so good! I love the close shave I can get with this, and that the refills are just razor blades that can be recycled. (I also use razor blades for bread-scoring, so it's extra nice to know about the recycling options). Like a lot of other folks, it's taking me a bit to adjust my shaving habits and get the angle right. Another concern I've seen is that there's less grip on the handle of the razor. For me, it's not just that there's less grip, but also that the razor is quite weighty. So I've been nervous to try shaving while standing in the shower where I'll need to compete more with gravity, (as opposed to a shallow bath or the edge of the tub), and there's more leg to pass by/potentially cut, should I drop the razor. Yesterday, though, I had the idea to add some grip back by wrapping a rubber band around the handle of the razor, and it definitely helped and gave me the confidence to try things standing up! Of course, this now isn't a 100% no-waste option, but we have rubber bands just come into our life via veggies or whatever, so I think it's a good reuse option. I'm not sure yet if this is going to be a pain to dry out, or if I'll just be able to remove the band once in a while.

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08/31/2022

A Drop in the Ocean

Wow! What a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing!

JB
04/14/2022
Jane B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love my new razor!!!

Ok I’m famous for nicking my skin with razors, so I was a little hesitant, but after watching the video I had great success. Now, I enjoy a shaving experience that leaves me with nice smooth skin. Ahhhhh. Im not going back to plastic razors that get dull after one use and go in the garbage. This is an experience everyone should have. Be sure to buy the shave bar!

DR
02/21/2022
Deborah R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Kudos to the Safety Razor

It had been a long time since I'd used a straight edge razor so of course, the first time I used it, I nicked my shin pretty badly. That was a few weeks ago though and not only has it recovered, I haven't nicked it again! Whether I nick myself again or not though, I am glad to be using a razor that is environmentally friendly. I've had years of using razors made with plastic and want to do all I can to help our planet recover as much as it might be able to.

K
08/10/2021
Kay
United States United States
I recommend this product

Amazing!

After one shave, I'm a convert! This razor is amazing and the Drop in the Ocean instagram video on how to use it was essential and so, so helpful.

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03/21/2021
Izzy
United States United States
I recommend this product

Works better than you can imagine!

I love this razor so much! It gives me the smoothest shave I've ever had. It doesn't irritate my skin, and i don't have to exchange the blade very frequently, so it is very cost effective!

sustainable packaging

We ship ugly boxes

Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.

We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.

You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.

Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?

Learn more about zero waste shipping + delivery

Don't take our word for it...

Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact razor many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.

My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.

I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.

Samantha
your purchase gives back

1% for the Ocean

We're on a mission to use business as a force for good. That's why we donate at least 1% of your purchase to our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute.

In 2021, we donated $1,304 to VSI.

Learn more about VSI

You've got questions. We've got answers.

We ship worldwide!

If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!

Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.

If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $50.

If you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the US territories, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.

A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.

We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "South Sound Local Delivery (Tuesdays)" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.

Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $50.

For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.

We do not, and that decision is highly intentional for the planet. Check out our post on the impacts of online shopping and why we don't have a local pickup option for the full details!