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Overtime, shaving cream residue will build up on your razor. To remove the residue and to make your razor look brand new, we’ve outlined a simple cleaning process. 

What you'll need:

  • your razor
  • Simple Green  cleaning solution (or any solution that is NOT designed to remove tarnish or rust, and contains hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, and/or phosphoric acid or caustic agents (e.g. sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid))
  • water
  • a shallow dish or container large enough to submerge your razor
  • a toothbrush
  • a microfiber  or cotton towel

How to clean your razor:


    Simple Green and Water Mixture

    In a shallow container, create a half Simple Green and half water mixture (enough to submerge your razor)


    Submerge your razor in the solution. Let soak overnight.

    Toothbrush Scrub

    In the morning, use a toothbrush to remove the rest of the residue, if any


    Rinse Your Razor

    Rinse your razor in warm water for a minute or more.

    Dry your razor with either a microfiber cloth or cotton towel. Avoid using any paper products (e.g. paper towels, tissues, toilet paper) to dry your razor; it might scratch the surface.


    Is the residue on your razor still not budging?

    Try the following:

    • Use filtered or bottled water. The harder your water, the more difficult it will be to clean your razor.
    • Soak the razor for 12 hours. Some soap residues need to soak a little longer than others.
    • Use a firmer bristled toothbrush.

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    5 Responses


    August 22, 2019

    I soak my razor in Barbicide (that blue stuff you see Barbers use to soak their combs in) for 5 min or so after each shave. I have one of the short Barbicide jars (look them up on Amazon) and drop my razor in to soak while I wash my face and apply after shave, then take it out, rinse with water and it’s good to go with no soap residue left behind.

    Pedro Torrente
    Pedro Torrente

    August 05, 2019

    Thanks for the info; unfortunatly, “Sassafras Scent” is not easy to find outside USA, cound you pleas provide us a couple of alternatives easier to find around here?
    Thanks again

    David Lakin
    David Lakin

    August 05, 2019

    Still hope you can reduce the glue on the blades. Dangerous to rinse and wipe the blades.
    I have other blades from Feather for traditional safety razors that are glue free.


    August 05, 2019

    Good advise. Thanks for the tips.

    Paul Fazioli
    Paul Fazioli

    August 05, 2019

    Would Oxyclean also work?

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