Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A flower by any other name...

About four years ago, Jen and I stumbled upon method, a company that makes environmentally friendly cleaning products. This is from their company info page:

what we're for

At method, we call ourselves "people against dirty." And by "dirty," we don't just mean the stuff dust bunnies are made of. method isn't only about cleaning up your home or your body; it's about cleaning up the way we clean.

You may not know it, but if you're using typical household cleaners or common personal care products, you could be messing around with dangerous chemicals. Chemicals that aren't just bad for your home and the environment, but for you and your family as well.

So what can you do about it? You can change. You can take a good hard look at the way you're cleaning, and see that harsh chemicals and toxins have no place in your home, no place in your body and no place in your cleaning products.

Planet friendly and people friendly. No more hiding your cleaning products out of sight; or locking them up to keep your kids and pets safe. Sounds great, right? It is.

Prior to discovering method, we used products from the Clorox family (who at the time, had no people friendly products). Jen and Peanut both suffered from allergies to dust and pollen, and we thought that keeping the house bleachy-clean would ease their suffering. Ironically, Jen often felt worse after cleaning. Couldn't be the chemicals wreaking havoc on my family's respiratory system, could it?

So we switched to method, and the house is just as clean and the family can breathe easier. It's something that Clorox couldn't offer us. Maybe that has me in an uproar against Clorox anyway, but this has pushed me over the edge: Clorox seems to be claiming to own the daisy. That's right; a flower.

You can read the details here (make sure you read the pdf of the letter and legal paperwork from Clorox); but I think the video sums it up nicely. What do you think? Watch, then vote.


Becky said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Method products. I have actually tried to use the Clorox "Green Works" products and don't like them as well...they smell funny. ew. And what a RIDICULOUS letter to the folks of Method about the daisy. GEESH! If you have any pull, tell them I do not especially like the new pump bottle for their laundry detergent. Otherwise I think they are AWESOME.

Becky said...

and they went to do earthquake relief in Haiti....I love them even more now.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote Method! :)

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alicia said...

I really enjoyed learning about this product through your blog. I am quite sensitive to smell and harsh chemicals. I want to try method, where can I get it?

alicia said...

O.k. never mind on where to get it I see the link. lol.

alicia said...

nvrmnd on where to get method I see the link. lol.