Tips for easy cruelty free shaving

There are a few lucky people who are born without the burden of having to shave their faces every so often. However, the most of us have to shave regularly at most in 2-3 day intervals.

I try to live a plastic free life and have removed the clutter as much as possible. I’m not entirely dedicated on this or in any way obsessed with it, just try to do my best. I love my animals and try to protect them as much as possible.

I’ve been using my Mercury shaving razor for as long as I can remember, I think that this is not true for all guys out there. And I sincerely believe that I can get my message to them.


I’ve been trying to live as much eco and animal friendly all my life. I love animals and don’t want them to suffer for me, for my needs or wants. And I realized that I must get out the word. I realized that I should inform other guys out there what is really going on behind the curtains and let them ask themselves whether they want to be part of it.

Why shaving you may ask. Well, we’ve got to start somewhere. One step at a time can go a long way to the goal.

Do you know that even though some companies’ state that their products are not tested on animals this might be only partially true? It may only refer to the final product and not for the ingredients or for the middle-testing.

There is an organization (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or PETA which analyzes which companies are creating cruelty free products and publishes its reports on its website. You can either search the database or check the lists here.

Join our beauty without bunions project. You can achieve the perfect close to skin shave, great lather without the animals suffering. Apart from not using disposable razors or razors tested on animals you can do more.

Don’t use shaving brushes made of animal hair. Simply forget the badger, goat, boars and horses brushes. There are a number of synthetic brushes that will serve you well and at the same time will be kind to animals. Apply the same principles to the cosmetic products you use – the aftershave and the shaving cream or soap. Refer to the database listed above – they have excellent suggestions for exact products you can use.

It’s very simple. Just commit to it, guys.

Footwear for farmers

Healthy farmers take better care of the farm and raise healthy animals. It is of utmost importance that they look after they health and wellbeing.

Farmers spend a lot of time on their feet and they deserve a good care. It is extremely important to find the right footwear, which is appropriate for farmer’s work.

As always there are many different variations and everyone has their own personal preferences, but let me point out some general guidelines for purchasing the most comfortable work boots for farm work.


Padded sole: this would greatly reduce the strain on your feet.

Pick the right size: this is the first and the most important rule. If your boots are too narrow, your fingers would be smashed during the long day at the farm. If the boots are too loose, they won’t be comfortable to wear.

Lace-up design (with optional but highly recommended zip side) – lace up fastening ensures good and comfortable shoe fit. The side zipper is extremely convenient if you have to pull on and off your boots few times a day. Saves precious minutes of your life daily for more exciting things.

Heel pitch: look for a minimum of 10mm

Firm heel counter – try the boot by hand – you should not be able to bend it. This ensures godo support for both heel and ankle.

There are some extra features in the ‘nice to have’ category. These are – waterproofness, good insulation, steep caps (in case you are handling heavy items).

Be aware that the most durable work boots need time to adjust. Break in times are different, and range from few hours up to a month, but once you are through this, you would have a very durable pair of boots that are rather comfortable as well.

Brand names are personal things, some swear by the Red wings, while other prefers Timberland or Chippewa. Whatever you end up choosing, remember that the quality always pays out. Two pairs of footwear that I can personally recommend are: Chippewa Super Logger or Red wings 899

Don’t expect that your work boots would last you a life time. Be prepared to replace them regularly in one or two years. If you take good care of them and choose a good, quality pair, they will last even longer. Check this article for even more ideas for good and comfortable boots and how to choose them.

Don’t forget the socks!

These are also very important for your overall comfort and for preventing feet health problems. Always purchase socks from breathable materials. They will reduce the moisture inside the boots in case your feet are sweating. They will also help regulate the feet temperature. The best materials are cotton and wool. Make sure the content of cotton/wool is at least 70%. Avoid synthetic socks as they increase moisture and apart from feeling damp all day, you may also be prone to fungus infections.