I’m one for trying something new and changing it up, but I also like to stick with what I know. Several years ago, after complaining about the harsh fumes of cleaning products, a health-conscious friend of mine gave me a bottle of Method all-purpose cleaner, and I’ve never looked back.
To this day, I still love the fresh lavender scent and that I don’t have to hang my head out the window gasping for air or blow my nose over and over as I clean the bathroom. I also like how easily it rinses clean without any streaks (unlike so many other natural cleaning products). The fact that it isn’t having a negative impact on the planet as it washes down the drain gives me peace of mind. For these reasons, Method products are on my “stick with what you already know and love” list.
What I didn’t already know is Method products are pet and animal friendly too. The company performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products and does not endorse, request or commission any animal testing on their behalf. They’re even CCIC Leaping Bunny Program approved. They also don’t put any animal by-products in their products. That’s dirty. They use innovations like renewable plant-based formulas which are 100% gross-stuff-free. Method’s entire product line is safe for use around pets, specially formulated to put the hurt on dirt without harming a hair on you or your pets’ head.
Sounds really good to me and her…
Although I’ve talked about our family dog Reegan from time to time, I’ve never shared a picture of her or told you how big of a role she’s played in our family. After fertility issues meant our son would be an only child, we decided getting a dog would be a good idea, as he truly loved animals. At first we joked about her being his sister, and my parents even called her their grand-dogger. What we didn’t realize is how much she would truly become part of the family, enriching our lives and bringing joy and laughter (and a lot of barking and nuisance!) to our household.
Almost 12 years have gone by with our beagle and she’s no longer the bundle of energy she once was, as she’s really showing her age. Keeping her as healthy as we can is a top priority around here. As my son graduates this year, I look back and appreciate the companionship and unconditional love she has given to him. That’s just what animals do!
Method contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d like to be part of their Designed for Good (And for Bunnies) campaign, and I said “Yes!” without hesitation. They believe (and I do too) that guinea pigs should never be used as guinea pigs. Their newest designed for good hand wash duo tells this story, and, they hope, helps raise awareness for the fair treatment of animals. As always, the naturally derived, biodegradable formulas are 100% vegan + cruelty-free. Luckily for me, they even sent a couple of these super cute soap bottles to try.
Method soap smells totally divine (think soft botanicals and fresh orange) and leaves your hands feeling refreshed!
To further support the cause, Method and Soap[dot]com are teaming up to donate 15% of Method product sales on Soap[dot]com in June to the ASPCA®, whose mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
Use the code PAWPRINT at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase. This offer is only available to first time Soap[dot]com customers. These limited edition soaps will also be available at grocery stores nationwide in the US and Canada.
Have a pet of your own and want to help raise awareness?
Enter the Pet Photo Contest!
Step 1: Take a photo of your adorable pet.
Step 2: Choose how you want to enter the contest: Facebook or Instagram
Facebook: Find the ‘pet photo contest’ tab on Method’s Facebook page and follow the instructions on the tab for uploading your photo. Enter the Facebook contest via desktop or mobile.
Instagram: Post your pet’s photo to your Instagram account using the hashtag #methodcutepets. You must also follow @methodhome in order to be eligible to win.
The contest will begin on June 11 and end June 30, 2013. Method will select one winner each week to receive the two “designed for good” soaps and a $50 gift card to Soap[dot]com. NOTE: Only residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) are eligible to win.
Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post, as well as given free soap to review. All opinions are my own- as always!