There is one other thing besides lip gloss that I collect, and that’s less toxic cleaning products. Sure I could DIY my little heart out but here is a confession. I don’t do it. It never happens. So I turn to products that do the job without subjecting myself and my kids to harsh chemicals, bleach and now the all too infamous Triclosan. We don’t need it, and there are products that work better without them. One of those is the new line out called Method Antibac. Method partnered up with the CleanWell Company to create this new line of antibacterial products using botanical cleansers that kill 99.99% of household bacteria including E.coli, salmonella enterica, influenza A and H1N1 virus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Ok, I’ll admit it… I like that. I know its good to be exposed to stuff like this but ew. If I can avoid even one illness this season, I’ll take it.
How Well Do They Work? I’ve been using these at home for a while now and with great results. The Method Antibac line has several products: An antibacterial kitchen cleaning spray in lemon verbena, an antibacterial bathroom cleaning spray in spearmint, all purpose cleaning and disinfecting wipes in lemon verbena and of course their new hand sanitizer. The lemon verbena kitchen cleaner and disinfecting wipes work great. They actually do an impeccable job on my stainless steel appliances, not to mention they smell nice without leaving a strong lingering scent. My husband is not a fan of the lemon verbena but he never knows that I’ve used it since the scent doesn’t sit around.
What I really enjoyed was the spearmint antibacterial cleaning spray. The bathroom smells super clean and lightly minty fresh. My kids bathroom is the worst and it effectively removed that gross toothpaste river out of the sink and erased the soap scum off the tub and shower. I also used it to clean the toilet and it’s pretty sparkly if I do say so myself.
I was so impressed with the Method Antibac line that I bought a Method Hand Sanitizer for my car… it makes my hands soft and smell nice. I hate leaving the playground without a quick rub down on my hands. Those places are grimy!
I’ve given Method a hard time in the past but I’ve given them my approval based on their transparency on their sustainability practices, and their transparency in ingredients. They don’t use phthalates in any of their fragrances and I can live with that pretty comfortably. If you just aren’t ok with them I always recommend being DIYer. But in circumstances where you just don’t want to, you don’t need to. You can still have safer products that work really well and don’t cost a fortune. I think Method Antibac products would be PERFECT for schools and I plan on supplying the teachers that requested bleach wipes for the classroom a few containers of the Method Antibac cleaning wipes.
Where to get these: You can find the full line of Method Antibac products at Target, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods as well as at many local grocery and drug stores. One of the best features is they’re affordable. I love affordable.
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Method is giving a super rad Flu Kit to one lucky SafeMama reader. Inside is a bottle of the Method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner, a bottle of Method Hand Sanitizer along with some really funny stickers. This Flu Kit is not available for purchase so get your entries in to win it!
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Note: I received complimentary samples of the Method Antibac products as a part of the Mom Go Green Blog Tours so I could check them out and give an honest review. Samples in no way affect my honesty in reviewing a product.