Method Antibac Review and Fight the Flu Kit Giveaway

As a green girl I don’t buy a lot of paper products. I completely stopped buying paper towels and paper napkins, but don’t worry, I still buy the most important paper product – the one for the bathroom.  This time of year I do buy tissues, though.  I swear I should own stock in the company, too, because we certainly go through several with all of the runny noses lately.  Of course they are made completely of recycled paper and NO trees and are reasonable priced, so I can rest a little better with this as a necessary purchase.
Another thing that becomes more necessary this time of year is the use of good quality antibacterial cleaners to keep my family healthy and the germs at bay as much as possible.  What I won’t do is rely on harsh chemicals or bleach to accomplish this – my lungs and skin thank me.  I was recently introduced to the Method line of antibacterial products through the Mom Go Green Blog Tours at Green and Clean Mom .  I have to say, I love these products.  I received the bathroom cleaner (in spearmint), the kitchen cleaner (in lemon verbena), and the disinfecting wipes (in lemon verbena).  Method partnered with another of my favorite companies, Clean Well, to create this amazing line of products using thyme-based disinfecting technology – and the two together created a product that doesn’t disappoint.
Some of my favorite highlights:

  • 98% naturally-derived formula
  • 100% bio-renewable + naturally-sourced alcohol
  • kills 99.9% of germs
  • 100% recycled plastic bottle
  • biodegradable formula
  • no triclosan, no parabens

I’ll be honest, I don’t enjoy cleaning.  I don’t look forward to it and I certainly don’t get excited about it.  At the same time, I’d rather clean with safe botanical products than those with harsh chemicals, bleach, or toxic fumes.  One of my favorite things about these is you can clean, disinfect, or sanitize depending on your need or the surface you are treating.  For example, with the bathroom cleaner, I sprayed and wiped down the sink and surrounding surface, but then in the shower, bath tub, and tub liner, I simply sprayed and left it to disinfect and sanitize – no wiping required.  It left a fresh smell of spearment in my entire bathroom, which I just love. 
Something else that is really important for all of us when shopping for cleaning products is the cost.  They can be pricey and then if they aren’t effective, you’ve simply wasted your money.  Although, I don’t think you’d be disappointed with the Method line, they are priced at a reasonable $3.99 and are available at retailers like Target, Lowe’s, Bed Bath, and Beyond and Whole Foods.  I was never really excited to see the term antibacterial in the past because I don’t feel it’s necessary since we need a certain amount of bacteria in our bodies to fight illness and strengthen our immune system, but I couldn’t agree more with this statement from Adam Lowry, Method co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper:

“In the past, we were unwilling to develop or promote antibacterial cleaners because we had not yet found a technology that met our strict ingredient standards and aligned with our principles. We recognize that some people prefer to use antibacterial cleaners for high-contact surfaces like toilets and sinks, and we’re excited to offer a line of disinfecting cleaners that utilizes CleanWell’s botanical technology.”

On Wednesday, November 17th from 10 – 11 p.m. (EST), Jennifer Taggart (TheSmartMama on Twitter) will facilitate a fun and informative #EcoWed party on Twitter and Method folks will be present to answer questions – and there will be prizes – so mark your calendar and join us for a great conversation.

There’s more!  Method has offered one of their Flu Kits for one of my readers to win.  Personally, I’d love to have this kit myself – it includes a full size bottle of cleaner (28oz.) and a pump hand sanitizer, plus some fun stickers with an informational fold-out.  (Exactly what’s shown below)

So, who wants to win the Flu Kit? Here’s what you need to to for entries to win.  Please leave a separate comment below for each item that you perform.

  • Follow Method on Twitter and leave a comment here with your Twitter id.
  • If you like Method on Facebook, leave a comment here with your name.
  • Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter id.
  • Leave a comment telling me one thing you do during cold/flu season to stay healthy.

You can do one or all of the above, but leave a comment for each one.  Giveaway will end on Monday, November 22nd 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) and a winner will chosen at  Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

Disclosure:  I received product from Method in connection with the Mom Go Green Blog Tour in order to share my review.  The opinions are my own, always.


  1. I rinse with a neti pot(sometimes).

  2. I like method on facebook.