The nice people at method recently sent me some of their cleaning products to try out.
In the interests of full disclosure, I have to say I’m an existing fan of method Cleaning Products. I’ve mentioned them before in my post on my environmentally friendly cleaning products that work post and my post on washable nappies. My particular method favourites are the laundry liquid and lavender multi-surface spray, but I was keen to try some new method products!
The first product I tried out was their new sweet tangerine air freshener. To be honest we’re not air freshener people – it’s not something I normally buy and I prefer opening a window or burning a candle – but I was willing to approach it with an open mind.
method say “unlike many traditional aerosol sprays that are powered by petroleum-based propellant mixed in with the product, method continuous spray air fresheners are packed in an airtight chamber powered by compressed air. so when you spray, you fill your room with one of our nature-inspired scents.”
I like the fact there are no propellants and have to admit it did smell lovely and not in an overly cloying way that some air fresheners can smell. The smell doesn’t linger too long – just enough to cover up what smell you’re wanting to mask and no more – so you’re not going to walk into a room two hours later and still be over-powered! My only real gripe with it was I noticed it did leave droplet marks on our dark tiled bathroom floor that needed wiping off, but as I don’t use air freshener then I don’t know if this is common to all air fresheners?
Next on my list to try was method’s Power Foam Dish Soap in lemon mint. The idea is that you spray the power foam on to your sponge or cloth, wipe your dirty dishes and rinse them off. I have to say I was initially a little perplexed by this product – it’s more environmentally friendly to fill your sink and do a load of dishes rather than rinsing them under the tap so I wasn’t too sure why method had come up with this product.
It sat on my worktop for a few days unused, and then one night I was filling up my dishwasher. As I filled it up, bar a a pot and a skillet that aren’t dishwasher safe, I realised it would be perfect for those couple of items that can’t go in the dishwasher but you don’t want to fill a sink just to wash one or two things. And so I got cleaning my skillet and was impressed with how easily it removed cooked on food, and the lovely minty lemon smell.
I don’t know if it’s something I would regularly purchase though – it’s going to take me quite some time to get through it, and I’m not too sure if it’s much different to wiping down your dishes with a bit of washing up liquid? I’ll update if I find much difference as I go – I’m keeping an open mind!
Finally, I tried out method’s Fresh Currant Hand Wash. I’ve used method Hand Wash in the past, so I’m no stranger to their paraben free, triclosan free and naturally derived formulation. Fresh Currant smells lovely, has great cleaning properties and doesn’t dry out my hands so it ticks all my boxes. We’ve been using bar soap for quite some time now as bar soap is generally a bit more environmentally friendly (packaging and transportation wise) than liquid hand wash, so this was a bit of an indulgent treat for us! Thanks method!
Have you used any method cleaning products before? Which are your favourites?
Disclosure: method sent me some cleaning products to review, but all words, opinions and photos are my own.