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.
This razor and blades are made with 100% polished stainless steel. The carrying pouch is made from sustainable hemp.
Not sure how to use a safety razor? We've got you, boo. Check out our Instagram IGTV for a step-by-step demo.
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.
Ethically made in China with excellent worker conditions and energy efficiency standards.
Sourced from Berkeley, California.
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.
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.
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!
I have heard about safety razors for a long time, and how they give a great shave. Plus how these are plastic free and the razors are recycled...but I was so scared of them! Even after I finally made the purchase, they sat in my cupboard for at least a month before using. Finally did it, and I love it! My spouse has also starting using one!
Love the razor and really nice delivery!
I have been meaning to switch over to a safety razor for a long time, and I finally tried it and I will never go back. This feels like a very high quality product, very solid and the weight is very nice in my hand. The blades are easy to change, and it was delivered for free with a lovely note!
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?
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.
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.
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.