(I’m no math wizard, but I bet there is a ton of icky plastic packaging that adds to this mess)
Forgive me for being a diva about this, but I’m just not ready to have fuzzy legs in the summer . . . we’ve written and talked about this topic before and I always get some grief about how going hairy is the natural and hence the greenest way to go. This may be true, but I’m just not there yet. So, if you are offended by my desire for smooth legs (and less hairy other parts) in the summer, just click away from this post and accept my apologies in advance. BUT, if you are like me and you care a great deal about the environment, but don’t want to be too crunchy about it when it comes to personal leg hair style, read on!
So, if we are past the debate about smooth v. furry, let’s move on to how we can do it greener, shall we?
Go Electric? Ok, seems counter-intuitive and I’ve personally never used an electric shaver on my legs, but perhaps I should consider it:
Get Sweet with Body Sugaring- I just learned about this method this past year when we did our Sleeping Naked is Green segment on “No More Shaving.” Essentially, you use a simple mixture of sugar and water to create a sticky substance that can be applied and when removed properly takes unwanted hair with it – voila, right? seems low-stress for the environment and perhaps on our legs too (and seriously low-budget too!). Fellow green blogger and author of Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, Beth Terry, offers a great DIY sugar was with honey recipe and a fun and detailed description of how it works.
Waxing – Some methods use a paraffin wax, which of course is a petroleum product (yuck). But there are natural waxes you can use that are just as effective. This post has further details as well as a good list of natural wax hair removal products. Of course, waxing is a great way to minimize water usage compared to shaving.
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