How to Use Toothpaste to Clean Razors

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If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of razors lying around.

Whether it’s a safety razor or disposable, it’s best to keep them clean. 

Cleaning your razor with toothpaste is a cheap, easy way to keep it sanitary between uses. 

Plus, it makes your razors smell better than they ever could before!

In this post, we’ll go over the things you’ll need, the steps to follow, why you might want to consider using toothpaste to clean your razor, whether or not toothpaste will dull the blade, and how often you should clean your razor.

Let’s get started.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Toothpaste (non-gel, non-abrasive variety)
  • Water
  • A clean, soft cloth
  • A toothbrush (optional)


  1. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto a clean, soft cloth.
  2. Wet the razor blades with water.
  3. Rub the toothpaste onto the blades using circular motions. Be careful of the sharp edge.
  4. Use a toothbrush to scrub the blades and loosen any dirt or hair buildup.
  5. Rinse the blades with water to remove the toothpaste.
  6. Dry the blades with a clean, dry cloth.

Why Use Toothpaste to Clean Your Razor?

Toothpaste is a great option for cleaning your razor because it is a mild abrasive that can help remove dirt, grime, and bacteria from the blades. It will also give your razor a fresh scent.

Toothpaste is also inexpensive and easy to find, making it a convenient cleaning option.

Won’t Toothpaste Dull the Blade?

Toothpaste will not dull the blade of your razor as long as you use a non-abrasive variety and apply it gently

In fact, toothpaste can actually help to sharpen the blade of your razor by removing any dirt or grime that may be dulling the edge.

How Often Should You Clean Your Razor?

It’s a good idea to clean your razor after each use to remove any dirt or bacteria that may have accumulated on the blades. This will help to keep your razor in good condition and ensure

that it is performing at its best. 

If you use your razor infrequently, you may want to clean it every couple of weeks to ensure that the blades are in tip-top shape.


Cleaning your razor is an important part of maintaining it, and toothpaste can be a great tool for keeping your blades clean and sharp. 

By using a non-gel, non-abrasive toothpaste and applying it gently, you can safely and effectively clean your razor without dulling the blades.

So, the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean your razor, give toothpaste a try!

If you’re looking for more uses of toothpaste around the house, see my article on How to Clean Medals with Toothpaste.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy

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