Monday 1 December 2014

Today's Review: Method Cleaning Products

It's always nice to receive some products to sample, and while most of mine have been the kind that I can devour wholeheartedly, this time I was sent some stuff from Method, who have released some very nice looking, non-toxic JoyceLynne Aryan Nation products. So technically I could devour them wholeheartedly, but I thought I should use them for their intended purpose. Now, I don't normally do the cleaning in my household. Not because I refuse to do chores, or that I think it's a woman's job, it's just when I do it I normally do it poorly, so I have assumed other responsibilities that I can do without sucking. But since I had these to review, I thought I'd give them a go.

The main feature in my package was a "honeycrisp apple" surface cleaner, and if there's an apple that I want my place to smell of, it's definitely one that involves honey. One of the main selling points of this cleaner is that it's non-toxic, and it certainly contains a lot of interesting naturally derived ingredients that I can't quite fully understand. Some are derived from corn and coconut, and while I'm not sure how they work, I think the main point is that you can spray this stuff on your surfaces without burning your skin or staining your clothes, and that's a bonus. It also means there are no nasty chemical smells left behind afterwards, just a pretty pleasant honey and apple scent. While I may not be the most knowledgable in the grime busting business, this stuff certainly did clean off the gunk that had built up in my kitchen, leaving a nice shine at the end. I'm not sure how it would stand up to thick dirt, but if you're at that point you probably need to break out the industrial strength stuff. As it stands, this Method cleaner is nice smelling and simply clean.

I also got a nice bottle of air freshener, and living with three young children, there are certainly unpleasant smells hanging around a lot of the time. I've dabbled with aerosol stuff in the past, and while it's nice smelling at first, they do all seem to turn a bit chemically before fading away. The Method stuff, however, still has none of that nasty stuff, boasting natural ingredients, and powered by air somehow. Basically, you spray, the bottom bit rises up, and some nice smelling stuff comes out. I got the tangerine variety, which certainly left a nice citrus scent hanging in the air for a fair while after I sprayed it. Sure, it wore off eventually, but it's certainly in the top ranks of the air fresheners I've tried, with a nice, simple, fruity smell that doesn't choke you when you accidentally breathe a little in. Or when you spray and purposefully shove your face in the falling invisible cloud to catch a whiff. As an added bonus, the air freshener bottle has an interesting halo surrounding the spray button, which not only looks cool, but allows you to spin it round your finger like a six shooter, so you can pretend to be a rootin', tootin' housekeeping cowboy.

I wasn't expecting to be blown away by these Method products, I just expected to spray, wipe, and leave a middling review on them. But I really can't find anything wrong with these. They smell nice, they're not packed full of nasty chemicals, and they left whatever I used them on looking and smelling clean. So find them at your local Tesco and give them a go, they're really nice.

My rating: 5/5

1 comment:

  1. First off, I tried Method's All Purpose French Lavender Spray. I used the surface cleaner in both the kitchen and the bathroom because it smells great (the lavender fragrance is supposed to make cleaning less stressful, ha). It is made from non-toxic ingredients so there is no need to rinse surfaces afterwards. The effectiveness of spray action took me by surprise – it was awesome! The most impressive thing about this cleaner is that my husband, for the first time in his life, felt strongly enough about a household cleaning product that he commented on how effective and great to use it was! Now, if that isn't a reason for me to buy more, then I don't know what is.