By Jenn (TinyChoices.com) | October 28, 2010
A bit of slightly embarrassing personal information: the soft plasticy handle of my razor is discolored by a black mold. Yuck!
I use a Gilette Venus razor, which I bought about three years ago. I wanted to buy a good razor which worked well, so I wouldn’t have to replace it. Of course I wanted one with refillable razor heads, instead of a fully disposable razor, to minimize unnecessary plastic waste. So I spent more bucks than I normally would on such things and made the purchase. Where the razor companies really get you is in the cost of the refillable heads– these things cost bucks, and it shocks me every time I have to buy more (which isn’t that often, to be honest, since I’m not always so good at maintaining these kinds of girly-type activities).
I keep my razor in the shower, and not too long after purchase, the handle started to host a black mold. I had a little bleach under my kitchen sink, so I diluted it with water and soaked the razor handle for a few days, which seemed to lighten the mold color but not remove the stuff entirely. I’m now out of bleach and won’t buy it again unless I absolutely need to, so, since then I’ve been living with a moldy razor.
Which is really not a big deal, obviously– it doesn’t affect the effectiveness of the razor blades, or the quality of the shave. But it’s the kind of thing that just looks icky, and as such makes me want to toss the whole thing in the trash and start over. I won’t, of course, because, you know, tiny choices. So I guess I’m going to live with my moldy razor until one of you tells me how to get rid of it!
Do you have any eco-friendly tips for removing mold?
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