well kept

A Plastic Free Alternative

Who They Are

Years ago, longtime Canadian friends Natalie Farrell and Emilie Johnson decided to change their lives… starting with their bathrooms! They started simply, transitioning major bathrooms necessities like toothbrushes into items made from more natural materials. But they made a huge realization: their razors were part of the problem! Disposable, ugly (let’s be real!), expensive, and made of non-renewable plastic materials, traditional razors were both wasteful and not practical for this new stage of their lives. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands and create a better razor!

Farrell, a marketing consultant, and Johnson, a woodworker, came together to create a product that makes shaving a more enjoyable, and meaningful experience. They put their brains together, conducted research, and tested thousands of unique products to ensure they were finding the best and brightest alternative to conventional razors. And from there… well kept was born – and blossomed!

Starting with the classic straight razor, a more sustainable, but inexpensive, way to shave, well kept has grown to include other bath and body essentials – from exfoliating washcloths for pre-shave, to nourishing oils for post-shave irritation. Time taking care of yourself is always time well spent. Take care of yourself, and our planet, with the eco-friendly and ethical products from well kept!

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Why We Like Them

Did you know that over 2 BILLION plastic disposable razors are thrown away each year in the United States? And nearly 100% of those will never be recycled – instead sitting in our landfills (or worse, oceans!) for at least 200 years. That’s a whole lotta trash for a single shave! Unlike the other guys, brand well kept is here to change how we shave, shower, and spa-day – making it better for our bodies, and the planet. 

With straight razor handles made from beautiful and ethical solid brass, which can be recycled, and razor blades made from high quality steel (without being surrounded in plastic!), well kept’s innovative bath and body products make it easier than ever to take care of yourself, without trashing the planet. The straight razor even gives you a closer, less-irritated shave – and over time, will save you money that would’ve otherwise been spent on way-too-expensive razor cartridges from the other guys. 

Plus, well kept uses 100% reusable or recyclable packaging materials, and adds no pesky plastic to their products (woop woop!). From all-natural ingredients to their shave soaps and nourishing oils, to smart design and packaging, they’re working hard to redefine how we care for ourselves. One of our favorite initiatives from this innovative brand is their commitment to women’s empowerment and body positivity – making things like body hair less taboo, and tackling self-care myths head on so women can feel great about themselves, and their bodies! 

Transform your shower, and transform your life with well kept. 

  • recyclable
  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free

This product contains recyclable materials. It may be recyclable with curbside recycling collections, but might need to be sent to a special recycling facility. Contact your local waste-hauler or recycling facility for details. Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area.

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

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