I've told you this before on this blog but I'm in olfactory lust with method eco-friendly household products! They are the only company I know who have cleaning products that smell so good, they actually make me want to do the housework - and that's saying something ! They use fragrances that just aren't normally associated with detergents - you just have to get your hands on a bottle of their cinnamon bark cleaning spray, my all-time favourite ! - so when I was sent a bottle of their Method Dish washing-up liquid, I couldn't wait to have a sniff.
Just one look at the striking bottle and you know this is no ordinary washing-up liquid ! The funky grey colour of the bottle - more reminiscent of stainless steel kitchen appliances or warships than washing-up liquid ! - looks very chic behind the sink and I couldn't help thinking that it is just the kind of thing you'd see in glossy home decorating magazines against black granite worktops. I love the fact that you can watch the bubbles rising up after use because it gives you a soothing lava-lamp effect for a few seconds while you wash up !
For once, I have to say that I wasn't instantly blown away by the fragrance. I don't hate it, but I just know it will take a little while for me to get used to it and work out what I think. Vanilla and peppermint just seems such a strange combination that I think my nose just can't comprehend what it's smelling ! But the minty notes do give you a sense of cleanliness and freshness which makes you subconsciously feel that your dishes are getting the ultimate clean. I even washed up my wok and plates from our Thai curry (that I reviewed here) and it instantly cut through the grease as well as the lingering curry smell, which isn't always the case. It didn't create a huge amount of bubbles but that's often the case with eco-friendly detergents and it doesn't seem to affect the efficiency.
As well as being gentle on the environment, it's gentle on your hands too because it contains vitamin E and aloe. My hands certainly felt less dried out than usual after doing the dishes.
The only problem (for you !) is that I received this in a fab goody bag from method, to thank me for blogging about them, and I can't find any information about it online in the UK so you may have trouble finding it in the shops !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : not sure but I'll try to find out !
for more information : http://www.methodproducts.co.uk/
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