Safely Remove Rust From Single Edge Razors With Natural Ingredients At Home

Single-edge razors can last for an extremely long time if you take care of them the right way. Routine cleaning with soap and water will get rid of soap scum, hair, and other deposits on your blade. This will help keep your single-edged razor in great shape. But despite regular cleaning, razor blades can still develop rust over time — especially if they are left in the shower where it's wet. Rust will make your razor blade dull. The good news is that there's no need to toss out your razor if it has a bit of rust on it.

You can easily deep clean your razor with a few common ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet — vinegar and baking soda. These non-toxic, eco-friendly products will remove rust, as well as built-up soap scum from your single-edge razor. They will also remove rust from your kitchen knives too! You can keep rust from forming on your razor blades by not storing them in a humid environment. Wiping down your razor blade with Vaseline after deep cleaning will also help repel rust.

How to remove rust from your razor

To remove rust from your single-edge razor, first disassemble the razor. Fill your sink with one part vinegar and four parts water. It's important to dilute the vinegar because this pantry staple can corrode stainless steel razor blades if it's concentrated. Soak the razor blade in the vinegar and water mixture for ten to thirty minutes. Remove the razor from the solution and scrub it with an old toothbrush. If your razor still has rusty spots, you can clean them with a mixture of baking soda and water. Baking soda is an abrasive and will help to remove rusty spots that won't come off with vinegar alone. Mix water and baking soda until you have a paste. Then, use the toothbrush to remove the rust. 

Don't throw out the baking soda and water mix. Instead, leave the bowl of baking soda in your bathroom to freshen it. After cleaning your razor, rinse it off and dry it with a towel. Allow the razor to dry completely before reassembling it. But if you want to keep rust from forming on your razor blade in the first place, don't leave razors in the shower or bath. Dry off your razor every time you use it. Make sure you clean your single-edge razor with soap and water after using it. Deep clean it once per month using the vinegar and water mixture, and lubricate your razor with oil after deep cleaning it.