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Method Laundry Detergent - Laundry Product Review

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Method Laundry Detergent - Laundry Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Method Laundry Detergent offers an earth-friendly formula in a convenient pump dispenser. It performs well on normal laundry soil but heavy stains and soil need extra treatment.

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  • Earth-friendly ingredients.
  • Unique pump dispenser.
  • Suitable for regular or he washers.


  • Did not perform well on heavy soil.
  • Cost is higher per load than other detergents.


  • Plant-based, earth-friendly laundry detergent formula.
  • Packaged in a convenient, pump bottle.
  • Performs well on normal soil. Stains and heavy soil need additional treatment.

Guide Review - Method Laundry Detergent - Laundry Product Review

Method Laundry Detergent is just one of the many personal and home care products offered by the method company. The company was founded by two young men, Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, who combined their talents to produce products with stylish packaging and earth-friendly ingredients.

Their method laundry line offers detergent in four formulas (free + clear, fresh air, peony blossom and lavender cedar), fabric softener and dryer sheets. Every product follows method's commitment to green products and packaging. The detergent comes in three sizes, 25 loads, 32 loads and 50 loads. Each product can be used in regular or high-efficiency washers. The formula is highly concentrated and offered in a pump design. The pump dispenses detergent directly into the washer and the number of pumps depends on the size of your laundry load. The product can also be used directly on fabrics as a spot treater.

Listed Ingredients:

  • 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

    Their website offers additional information about each ingredient and how it performs. The packaging is completely recyclable and is made from 50 percent recycled plastic.

    I tested the Fresh Air formula. The scent was pleasant and did not leave a heavy perfume on finished laundry. It performed well in removing normal levels of soil but did not work well on heavy soil (red mud). It took a second washing with spot treating and scrubbing to remove those stains.

    The pump dispenser was easy to use and doesn't leak even when overturned. The bottle is small and convenient to store. Method products are available at retailers nationwide. Cost per load is around 32 cents.

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