Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): method antibacterial products


Congrats to my winner: Jaime

Several years ago I attended my first Seattle Mom Blog gathering- a party thrown by method.  Since then I've been buying and using and loving method's wonderful cleaning products. I'm sure you're all familiar with this brand- they make so many wonderful products that are people-, pet-, and environmentally friendly.  If you're new to method, check out this page for more information about the brand!

Recently I got the chance to review some new products from method, part of their new antibacterial cleaning and hand sanitizer line.  It's cold and flu season here in Seattle already, so I was very excited for this review opportunity. I'm going to keep my kids healthy for as long as I can! Method's new antibacterial line includes everything you need to de-germ including antibacterial bathroom cleaner, antibacterial kitchen cleaner, antibacterial kitchen wipes and hand sanitizer in two different scents.

The kitchen/bathroom cleaners are EPA-registered and are antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial. They kill over 99.9% of household germs! And best of all, the cleaners are made from a botanical formula!

The hand sanitizers are made from a 98% naturally-derived formula, including 100% bio-renewable and naturally-sourced alcohol, and kill 99.9% of those nasty illness-causing germs.  There is no triclosan and no parabens in this sanitizer. And it's all contained in a 100% recycled plastic bottle. Really, what more could you want?


The first thing I reviewed was the spearmint antibacterial bathroom cleaner.  Since my bathroom needs cleaning pretty much every day, I immediately went to work with the bathroom cleaner. I was impressed by how well the cleaner worked- it really did get my counters, fixtures and toilet nice and clean.  This is not some wimpy "green" cleaner- this is the real deal and it really works. The spearmint scent was a little strong for me, but I'm insanely sensitive to smells. And, I'd so much rather be smelling essential oils and spearmint scent while I clean than smelling bleach or ammonia!



After I was done cleaning the bathroom, I decided it was time to clean my hands, so I opened the bottle of hand sanitizer. I received the sea minerals scent, and absolutely loved it. The scent is very subtle, but really did remind me of trips to the beach.  The hand sanitizer left my skin feeling soft, and not at all dried out. This is definitely a hand sanitizer that I will be happy to use this germ season.

So, who wants to fight some germs?  One lucky person will win the entire line of antibacterial cleaning products and the new hand sanitizer. And even better than that- method is going to give the winner two kits, so you can donate one to daycare or church nursery or your child's classroom- whatever needs to stay germ-free! Open to US mailing addresses.


Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Either tell me what your favorite method product is, or let me know what you do to stay healthy in cold and flu season.

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1. Publicly follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each! 
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: "@gabreviews is giving away two flu-fighting kits from method (@methodtweet)! Visit http://bit.ly/dkk5kz to enter. #giveaway"
You can tweet once per day- please leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet each time.
4. Follow method on Twitter. 
5. "Like" me on Facebook
6. "Like" method on Facebook
7. Put my button up on your blog and let me know where I can find it!

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on October 20, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to get back to me. 

Disclosure: I received method antibacterial products to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

102 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the Method Dishwasher Tabs. They work great even in my super old dishwasher!
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debbie said...

One of the ways we stay healthy is to increase our vitamin D intake. It is proven to help fight the flu.
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Sylvia said...

We try to wash our hands often to kill the germs
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From Cristin to Mommy said...

the handsanitizer. i have never used it but i would love too
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circulating said...

my favorite method product is lemon verbena antibacterial kitchen cleaner...

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laura20v said...

I make sure my kids wash their hands ALL the time! There's no better way! laura20v@hotmail.com

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Christine said...

I love so many of their products though so it is hard to have just one favorite. The products I just can't live without are their new laundry detergent (makes an excellent stain pretreater as well), the tub n tile spray, the oMop and cleaners, and of course the pink grapefruit multi purpose spray.

Christine said...

I also follow Methodtweet.

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Desiree said...

I love the method after shower spray. Helps with the hard water stains.

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B. Wilson said...

Flu shots, hand washing, and eating well!
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Desiree said...

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jakiesmom said...

we do alot of handwashing to avoid cold/flu
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morgaine24 said...

I love the after shower cleaner when I was working for target I discovered the method brand and love it so much:-) vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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Laura said...

I absolutely love their pink grapefruit all purpose spray!
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jan said...

I haven't tried Method, but I use hand sanitizer continuously - I always have a bottle in my purse, on my desk, on the kitchen counter. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I use anti-bacaterial sprays daily on the door knobs, light switches and kitchen counters.
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Angela R. said...

I've never heard of method but to keep the germs away during flu seasons, I tend to wipe everything down with clorox wipes.

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Jaime said...

what we try to do to stay healthy in cold and flu season is keep things clean, stay away from others that are ill, wash our hands and use sanitizer in public places
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Angela K. said...

Favorite method product: sweet water hand soap.
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trixx said...

I love Method's all purpose cleaning and disinfecting wipes..they smell fantastic too!

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