Monday, August 5, 2013

3H Project: Laundry with Method - Part I

Laundry is my first project with Method and I am pretty much excited about it. First and foremost, let me welcome you to our humble laundry area. It is actually a small space between the children's playroom and the kitchen's toilet, and it is near to the back door, where we hang our clothes outside :)

A bit empty there isn't it? Hihi...

Since we just moved back to USJ house after the renovation, we haven't got the chance to decorate this area properly. Basically, we reused the old stuff we had and make do with it, and that includes my flower vase. If you noticed, it is actually the chic bottle of Method Gel Hand Wash that I love so much!! :)

Ok, enough on that and let's move on the main topic here; laundry. :P

For this first review project, I've been given two Method's laundry products; 

1)  Method's Laundry Detergent in Fresh Air scent.

2) Method Fabric Softener in Fresh Air scent.

What is so special about it compared to conventional detergents? 

From my point of view, there are 3 criterias that make this brand stand out compared to the ordinary detergents:

1) The Smartclean Technology

Method Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener is using the smartclean technology

What is this technology is all about? 

What it does?

Let me explain it in the most simplest word... :)

If you see from the above diagram, in the traditional detergents, the cleaning agents (colorful circles) are surrounded by water. In order for them to work, they have to break open to release the surfactants and to do so requires agitation and time. Sometimes, not all surfactants break through and due to this, you use (and waste!) more detergent than you actually need!

Whilst, smartclean technology is designed in such way that the cleaning agents are outside and the water is inside. Thus, it will work right away; once you start washing they immediately drawn to the dirt and stains. Brilliant, isn't it?

That is why, Method claim that it only require 4 pumps for 1 normal load, and for it's 500ml bottle, you can have 50 loads per bottle for both detergent and fabric softener. Both detergent and softener are selling at RM41.80 each, which means , I only spent 84 cents for each load! Isn't it value for money?? Oh, I loike ! ;)  

2) Wisely Designed

Another plus point for this product from my point of view lies in the design. Not only it is stylish to begin with, it is also wisely design:

- The lightweight bottle can be easily hold with one hand. You know how clingy you baby/toddler can be at times, right? With Method laundry detergent I can happily carrying Falisya (my youngest and most clingy child) in one hand while doing my laundry! ;)

- It has a pink tube inside the detergent/fabric softener bottle that is designed to assist you to get each and every drop of the liquid inside the bottle. Total save!

3) Safe for your clothes, safe for your skin, safe for the environment!

Did you know that actually many of the ingredients in laundry detergent and softeners don't fully wash out? They remain in fabrics (why do you think it has that scent?). Think your clothing as a second skin, one that rub against you all day long. Of course daily, you wear your clothes next to your skin for 12 hours a day. Common sense would say this can't be too good since we all know how dermal patch works. Even scary, if it touches your skin, it will easily find its way into the bloodstream. Erk!!

Fret no more, ladies and gents, Method's high-powered formula is readily biodegradable, non-toxic in use and is made using 95% natural and renewable ingredients. It is safe!

If you still have the doubt, why not check the list of ingredients in each of these two laundry products on their website (see bottom right, in circled), Method is pretty transparent on this :)

Listed Ingredients for both laundry detergent and fabric softener are:
  • Biodegradable plant-based surfactant blend
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Non-toxic solvents (natural and synthetic)
  • Enzyme blend
  • Biodegradable polymers and Builder
  • Calcium chloride
  • Biodegradable brightening agent
  • Antioxidant
  • Glycerin carbonate
  • Dimethicone and Silica blend
  • Fragrance oil blend
  • Purified Water

Thanks to their ultra concentrated formula (it’s 8x concentrated!), Method's bottle uses over 36% less plastic compared to traditional 2x detergent. It is also made from 50% recycled plastic, and overall, it has a 35% lower carbon footprint than conventional detergents (calculated per load from cradle to gate using planetmetrics ™ rapid carbon modeling software). 
[**Tip: Wanna save the usage of water? Re-use the waste water used for laundry to water your plants, without any worry!**]

No wonder some claims that Method Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener are world's most innovative green laundry detergent! :)

Sounds very inviting, isn't it? ;)

Wait for Part 2  where I will reviewing both detergent and the fabric softener in terms of texture and scents, how effective it is in cleaning the dirty laundry and what it feels wearing clothes with toxic-free detergent.  

I even have a little man to be my judge and I guarantee you he is very honest (very!!)

Stay tuned!



lina said...

Tak sabar nak try the laundry detergent.

Cam tak percaya 4 pumps is all you need.

So far am loving the method products that we've tried. :)

mommyNadia said...

Nice one beb! I pun suka basuh baju with method detergent. Wangi sgt kan. =)