Extending the Life of Razor Blades

Wherever you live, razors are left in an environment of heat, humidity, wet, and steamy air. And living where there is more moisture in the air doesn't help! If you look closely at your razor, it is most likely either molded or rusty before you know it. Neither is good at all.


The solution is easy! Get a cup or container of some sorts (plastic cup is fine) and some olive oil. It doesn't even need to be the kind you spend extra for to cook. Pour enough olive oil in the container to cover blades.

When done shaving, rinse your razor and put upside down in olive oil. It actually prevents mold and rust, and sharpens your razor! They last 3-4x longer without the environment ruining it. Each time, it comes out sharp and as good as new, which means NO NICKS OR CUTS!

This is easy and very effective. I love the multiple blades, but using one a few times, then risking cuts or infections wasn't worth it. Now I have a sharp, new-like razor every time I go to use it. When you notice the oil getting "cloudy", just pour it out and refill the container you are using! Using oil on the blades also saves on those little band aids or taking out blood spots in the process. It works - give this one a try!


By Luana M. from San Diego, CA

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August 15, 20110 found this helpful

I saw a tip, don't recall if it was on here, about dropping a few drops of baby oil on the blades after using. So I picked up a cheap bottle and after shaving drop a few drops of the baby oil on it. I have used a disposable razor for over 5 months, it really does work. Now..if I can just get my husband to leave mine alone! Maybe if I put it in a container he would leave it alone!

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August 16, 20110 found this helpful

I pour rubbing alcohol over the blades of disposable razors to disinfect them. I understand that the baby oil will lube the blades but do not see how the oil would sharpen the blades. Can someone explain? Thanks.

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

Like MaryEileen, I've been pouring a little alcohol over my razor blade when I finish shaving. I know oil retards rust but don't understand how!

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August 21, 20110 found this helpful

I'm not sure why it works but it does. The oil makes it so it doesn't rust. I heard about this and have done it for years! The blades stay sharpened much longer. I was amazed 5 months on a cheap razor, that's great. I use the more expensive 4 bladed ones.


Olive oil has so many uses. She uses baby oil. I just prefer organic things. Hope the husband stays away! I had never heard of alcohol but it does kill the germs.I hope you try this it does work. When something works saves money and doesn't have any harmful side effects, I just feel blessed!

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