Razors & Blades

Did you know that safety razors have actually been around since the early 1900’s? They were the next evolution of the straight razor and dominated the market all the way up until the 1970’s when the first cartridge razors were introduced. The safety razor consists of a sturdy handle and head that houses a thin double-sided razor blade. The blade is mostly shielded by a guard that exposes a very small portion of the blade that protects your skin from cuts. The best thing about a safety razor is that once you have one, the only thing you need to replace is an inexpensive razor blade, rather than a costly disposable cartridge.

Just like any razor, it contains very sharp blades, which can cut you if used incorrectly. With some guidance and a little practice, using a safety razor is quite safe. Remember to use a quality shave oil or shave soap and hold the razor at a 30 degree angle as you slowly glide the razor head over your skin, being careful to not apply too much pressure.

Yes, we truly believe this. A single blade razor has less risk of causing skin irritation and ingrown hairs when compared to cartridge razors. Plus, shaving with a quality shave oil or shave soap with natural ingredients will definitely benefit your skin! We have gone into a lot more detail on the better for your skin page.

It sure is. This is due to the simple fact that the vast majority of standard disposable cartridge razors are not easily recycled. The complex construction and combinations of tightly integrated materials make recycling cartridge razors very hard and often result in them being placed in landfill. Nära razors on the other hand, use one simple blade that is made from stainless steel. If you store all your used blades in a Nära Blade Bank, you can simply recycle the entire container once it’s full. No wastage and nothing in landfill. We have gone into a lot more detail on the eco-friendly alternative page.

The cost of a razor blade for a Nära safety razor is dramatically cheaper than a standard cartridge razor. We have run the numbers and you can see how much you can save over on the low-cost shaving page.

The handle is made from solid brass and the guard and cap are made from zinc alloy. These materials make for a durable razor that will last for years to come.

If looked after properly, your Nära safety razor should last at least 5 years. Remember to thoroughly rinse and dry the razor after each use and store in a dry place.

Thoroughly rinse and dry the razor after each use and store in a dry place. Occasionally disassemble the razor and clean each piece individually.

We have partnered with a quality manufacturer in China to produce our razors. We ensure our partner’s manufacturing process of our products is conducted ethically and sustainably with no excess packaging or wastage.

We have chosen to supply Astra blades while our own blades are in production. Astra blades are made from stainless steel with a thin platinum coating which enhances and protects the cutting edge of the blade. Astra is a superior product with a strong reputation and is why we proudly stock them.

We recommend changing the blade every 5-10 shaves, depending on the thickness of your hair and the surface area you are shaving. If you start to notice the razor scraping your skin and not cutting as effectively, you know it’s time to change the blade. Changing the blade regularly ensures you are getting the smoothest shave possible without any irritation. Remember, if you are storing your used blades in a Nära Blade Bank these used blades are 100% recyclable!

We recommend keeping your used blades in a Nära Blade Bank. This Blade Bank is a fully sealed receptacle made from tinplate with a small slot in the top, where you drop your used razor blades. What makes the Blade Bank so great is that once it’s full of used razor blades, the entire tin becomes 100% recyclable. Remember to contact your local recycling service provider for your specific recycling guidelines, as different locations will have slightly different rules.

There’s certainly nothing stopping a man from using a Nära razor! The key features that make the Nära razor great for women is the medium aggressive cutting angle and an extra-long handle.

Razor blades of any kind are prohibited from all aircraft cabins. It’s best to store your Nära razor safely in your checked luggage to avoid any problems. If you purchase a Nära Eco-friendly Shave Kit or Couples Shave Kit you will also receive a quality woven cotton travel bag.

Shave Oils/Shave Soaps

Our shave oils are made from simple, natural, skin loving ingredients and do not contain any additives or harmful chemicals. The carrier oils we use include Cold Pressed Castor Oil and Golden Jojoba Oil. We then add natural Vitamin E and essential oils to create a product that is nourishing, non-greasy and smells amazing.

Our skin-loving shave soaps are handmade and are designed to give you the perfect shaving experience when shaving in the bath or shower. The ingredients we use include Olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, macadamia oil, castor oil, Moroccan rhassoul clay, Brazilian clay and a range of essential oils.

Our shave oils are made in Melbourne, Australia using both local and imported oils. Our shave soaps are handmade in Queensland, Australia using both local and imported ingredients.

We’re glad you asked. It may seem a little strange but there is a great reason why we choose this packaging material. As we are committed to providing sustainable shaving products, we have chosen to use aluminium bottles that are light, durable and completely recyclable. Aluminium is great because it can be recycled again and again with no degradation, whereas some plastics degrade the more times they are recycled. A simple aluminium screw cap also helps reduce packaging waste, as plastic pumps often contain springs and other metal parts that make them difficult to recycle.

Absolutely yes. All our products are cruelty free, ethically sound and never tested on animals.

Blade Bank

A blade bank is a common term for a receptacle for storing used razor blades. People sometimes use a glass jar or an old soup tin. We have made sure to offer our own blade bank as part of a holistic eco-friendly shaving solution. Our Nära Blade Bank is fully sealed and made from tinplate with a small slot in the top, where you drop your used razor blades. What makes this blade bank so great is that once it’s full of used razor blades, the entire tin becomes 100% recyclable. Remember to contact your local recycling service provider for your specific recycling guidelines, as different locations will have slightly different rules.

Shipping

We ship to most countries throughout the world. Due to UN embargo, we are unable to ship to these countries: Cuba, Guatemala, Iran, North Korea, Syria, North Sudan.

For Australian orders, we are unfortunately unable to ship to Australia Post owned locations (post offices, PO boxes, locked bags, parcel lockers or parcel collect locations). This is due to us choosing to partner with a carbon-neutral courier that maintains their own efficient and low-impact distribution network.

Australia/ NZ orders: Shipping is free if you spend over $50 AUD. If your order total is less than this, shipping is $9.95AUD

Other international orders: Shipping is free if you spend over $85 AUD. If your order total is less than this, shipping is $14.95 AUD.

Australia: 3-5 business days.

New Zealand: 5-7 business days.

Rest of the world: 7-14 business days.

You sure can. For ultimate peace of mind, all orders are sent via tracked courier. You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been sent.

Narä is based in Melbourne, Australia. All orders are shipped from there.

Sometimes, our products are too popular for their own good! If a product says pre-order, it means we are waiting for more stock to arrive. You can still purchase products on pre-order and we will let you know as soon as your order has been shipped.

Returns

If for some reason you don't love your Nära product, you can return unused items up to 30 days after purchase, for a full refund. Return shipping is to be covered by you. Please contact us if you would like to return a product.