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Movember Wet Shaving Contest

The end of Movember is just over a week away. Are you looking forward to shaving off that caterpillar above your lip or have you become fond of your facial hair? Either way, once it’s time to start a regular shaving routine, why not switch up to wet shaving?

There are multiple benefits with long term savings, helping the environment and your health by ditching disposable razors and store bought foam. Here are five reasons to start a new routine of wet shaving from our friends at The Copper Hat.


Long Term Savings

Modern razor blade cartridges are a waste of money. Currently, a mainstream drugstore charges $16.99 for 4 cartridges. That’s $4.25 a blade. At The Copper Hat, most  double edged blades are $2 for 5, that’s 40 cents a blade. $4.25 or $0.40; it’s up to you.

Environment Impact

Drug store razor cartridges are composed of a number of different plastics and metals that cannot be separated and recycled; disposable razors are even worse. By using a Copper Hat double or single edged razor you ensure that the only thing you ever replace is a single blade; a blade that is one metal and can be recycled (check with your community recycling program on how to recycle sharps). While it is necessary to chuck your cartridge razor handle when styles change and it is no longer compatible with blades, new and vintage double edged razors are standardized and have used the same style of blades for decades; there is no reason to ever throw one away or replace it. And hey, if you get a straight razor, you will never have to worry about blades anyway!

Health Impact

As you draw a 5 blade cartridge over your skin, the first blade acts as a snowplough, dragging your shaving cream with it. Now, multiple blades are shaving unprotected skin that is like dry shaving over and over again every time you use that razor! The result: irritated skin. Traditional shaving foam also contains chemicals that will be ingested through the skin.


The most important part of the wet shave is arguably the brush. Canned shave foam can contribute to razor burn because it is composed mainly of air, making it so light that a razor blade can easily shave under, not through it. A brush exfoliates skin, removing dead cells and leaving skin properly prepared for your shave. Not only does the brush provide essential skin preparation, it also allows you to discover endless shave-specific soaps that don’t smell like generic body spray!

Wet Shaving Is An Art Form

Wet shaving is all about slowing down enough to get the best quality shave; a shave that you enjoy rather than rush through. Not only does wet shaving give you the ability to personalize your routine, it also allows you to display it. I bet you would rather show off a nickel plated twist-to-open double edged razor, mug of bay rum shave soap and custom-turned Olivewood shave brush?

The Copper Hat has made wet shaving really cool! The cigar box wet shaving kit that we are giving away (contest below) includes the four basics you’ll need to begin the new routine of wet shaving. Their beautiful store is located in Victoria, British Columbia, but lucky for all the sites, Brad and Kate will ship the prize anywhere in Canada. So enter to win our contest and after checking out The Copper Hat site, maybe even get some Christmas shopping done all in the merry month of Movember. Prize package includes:

– a hand-crafted (by owner Brad) one-of-a-kind Maple Burl shaving brush set with Black Badger Hair
– a brand new twist-to-open double edged safety razor
– a pack of double-edged blades
– all-natural Copper Hat Shave Soap


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Don’t forget for the month of November, will donate 50¢* for every item listed on our sites that has the hashtag #UsedMo. So upload your ad (use a photograph so your item sells faster), give it the perfect description and then at the end of your text, type #UsedMo.


Suzanne is a green living activist and blogger over from Mommy Footprint. Her passion for raising her children in suburbia & a not-so-secret desire to own chickens keeps her balanced with realistic Eco living goals. Sharing knowledge about the environment, our food system, and ways to avoid landfill waste is her passion. Suzanne loves life in the tri-cities with her husband and four children. Follow her journey on Twitter @mommyfootprint.

6 Responses to “Movember Wet Shaving Contest”


I ditched store bought foam in favour of using live aloe plant. I just grow a few plants and when I need to shave, I cut a 1.5 inch piece, scoop the gel out and go to town. Works great and my skin is super soft after.


    Suzanne Bertani

    Great shaving tip Mark! Thanks for commenting.

Douglas Smythe

To further get you in the mood check out the “Moustache & Blade Podcast” The first facial fur/traditional wet shaving podcast out there!
Happy Shaving!


    Amber R Bosma

    Hey, thanks for sharing this. Will head off and take a look now! Amber


I almost missed the cut off for the contest! …..What a close shave!



Thanks for letting me enter! My husband would love this!


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