Green tip for week #33 — Week of December 14, 2008

Extend the life of your razor!

This week’s green tip was contributed by a reader of  At, we welcome your ideas, tips and suggestions and may even incorporate one into our weekly tips – please keep them coming!

For men and women who use a traditional (non-electric) razor to shave, reader Jesse ( suggests preserving the life of your razor by storing it in mineral oil.  Jesse writes,

“When not in use, leave your razor in a jar filled with about a half inch of mineral oil. The life of your razor’s will increase dramatically, because razor wear is caused by corrosion, not use, and the mineral oil prevents corrosion from occurring. (Knowing that, go look at the ingredients in your razor gel: all the primary ingredients are corrosive acids.) For more info, follow the link. Enjoy!

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