As you know, I’ve been thinking more and more about the quality of the environment we surround ourselves with lately, and all the elements that are required to ensure we are creating the safest possible surroundings for our everyday lives.
Remember my post last year on improving the quality of your indoor air? I mentioned that kitchen cleaning products can be a key contributor to airborne pollution in the home, with many containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can exacerbate symptoms for those with asthma, rhinitis and sensitive skin. Switching to a more eco-conscious cleaning brand can go a long way to reducing the number of VOCs in your home, and today I wanted to share with you the eco-cleaning products that I’ve been using in my own home lately.
Method offer a collection of eco-friendly household cleaning products at the forefront of the green cleaning revolution, believing strongly in the importance of green living, green energy and sustainability to deliver a more healthy lifestyle. Tired of the plethora of sprays, liquids and washes created from potentially harmful chemicals, founders Adam and Eric decided that there must be a cleaner way to clean, and developed a collection that is all naturally derived; non-toxic, paraben-free and biodegradable.
You’ve probably spotted the range on the shelves of your local supermarket; not only do their products do good, but they also look good too! The new Method Rose Gold collection is the latest in a long line of beautifully packaged, design-conscious cleaning solutions for the home, all in 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Warm copper and rose gold tones have been fused with geometric patterns to give their classic range a luxe upgrade for Spring Summer 2018, which perfectly complements the current interior trends for stone, granite and soft warm neutrals. Scented with pink pomelo fragrance, these are not cleaning products to be stashed away under the kitchen counter, but instead displayed proudly on your countertop or beside the sink.
There are four products in the new limited edition range – foaming handwash, multi-surface cleaner, washing up liquid and gel hand soap – and each has found a happy home in the fab flat, with the multi-surface cleaner a roaming sidekick helping me to keep my home spick-and-span and smelling deliciously of lemon zest, juicy pomelo (grapefruit’s sweeter sister), freesia and amber. I’ve popped the gel hand soap in the bathroom next to the sink, where it’s sweet blush tones offer a muted contrast to the bright yellow colour pops I’ve added to create a warm, sunshine vibe in the darkest room in the flat (sadly devoid of any natural light at all!)
The foaming handwash and washing-up liquid have found their place by my kitchen sink and add a touch of vibrant luxury to a space that is all clean masculine tones of dark grey, white and gleaming chrome. The naturally derived, biodegradable formula of Method’s washing up liquid is a whizz at removing stubborn burnt-on residue from pots and pans, and leaves my glassware smear-free every time. I also really like the easy pump design of the bottle – a quick squirt leaves you with a pleasing lather on your sponge, sink or dishes, with no drippy mess.
Have you discovered Method’s range of eco-cleaning products yet? If so, which is your favourite scent?
→The Rose Gold limited edition collection is available to buy in Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s & John Lewis and will soon be available from Selfridges and Waitrose. The foaming handwash, multi-surface cleaner and washing up liquid have an RRP of £3.50 each; the hand soap has an RRP of £3.00.
This post is a paid partnership with Method. All thoughts & opinions expressed are, as always, my own. All photography © Kate Baxter.