So ya’ll may remember way back when my daughter was attacked by a staph infection in her toe (graphic picture be warned). I freaked, green cleaners were put on the back burner and harsh chemicals were brought back in to kill any living organism, and probably several of our own brain cells, lung linings, the works. It scared the heck out of me for sure!
Fast forward a year and a half later – Green cleaners have worked their way back into the routine, including new addition, thanks to the Mom Goes Green Blog Tour, the Method Antibac line to keep the nasty germs out of the house as well!
- Kill germs without using bleach and triclosan. Do it with botanical ingredients instead.
**Due to strict EPA regulations, we cannot use the term ‘natural’ when communicating about this product. Botanical is the acceptable term. **
- Method makes planet-friendly, stylish cleaning and home care products
- Method is based in San Francisco and was founded by two high school buddies who care equally about the environment and beautiful design in the home
- Method products are available at national retailers like Target, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods as well as at many local grocery and drug stores
So, What is the Method Antibac line?
- Method has partnered with CleanWell Company, makers of the thyme-based disinfecting technology, to create a patented botanical formula that kills 99.99 percent of household bacteria including E.coli, salmonella enterica, influenza A and H1N1 virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
- Method Antibac includes three botanical cleaners:
antibacterial kitchen cleaning spray in lemon verbena
antibacterial bathroom cleaning spray in spearmint
all purpose cleaning and disinfecting wipes in lemon verbena
The bathroom spray is optimized to target soap scum and hard water stains while the kitchen cleaner is designed to cut through grease and grime. Both of these products are effective at killing 99.99 percent of household germs on hard, non-porous surfaces throughout any room in the home.
- Method Antibac sells for $3.99 each, the same as the all purpose cleaner
- Method Antibac doesn’t rely on bleach to kill germs
How does it work?
- Method Antibac uses a patented formula of thyme and essential oils to kill 99.9% of household germs.
- Method has partnered with CleanWell to integrate its thyme-based disinfecting technology into our antibacterial cleaners
- It kills germs on hard, non-porous surfaces including:
High contact areas (door knobs, sink, faucets, toilets, garbage cans, etc.)
Kitchens and food prep areas (eggs, meat)
- Children’s toys, high chairs, changing tables as well as in day care facilities
What do I think of them?
I’ve always loved the look of the Method products, they’re stylish and modern. More importantly, these work great! I mean they clean very well, I don’t have a microscope on hand to make sure the germs are all dead.
Like a few other germ killing naturals, I can’t say I’m in love with the smell. The bathroom cleaner is better then the kitchen cleaner, but neither is great. It’s not a lingering smell, so if you can’t get everything sparkling clean and walk away for a bit – you’re good to go.
I have used a few of the wipes, but due to waste, I use them sparingly. I prefer to use the sprays with a rag or Skoy so I can wash them and reuse them.
Method will give one of my readers a limited edition Method ANTIBAC Fight the Flu Kit shown in the picture. It includes the Antibac bathroom spray and hand sanitizer to help get your family through the Flu season. To Enter the giveaway comment below about your favorite way to Naturally Clean and Sanitize your home.
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disclosure: Method and Mom Go Green Blog Tours provided product for review, free of charge, but the opinions expressed here are my own.