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My question is of Method Brand Products. The handsoap ranks moderate on skin deep, but they have cleaning products that are supposed to be EF. Does anyone have any info?<br><br>
What are the steps you go through to find these results? I would check myself but I don't know where to look or check. Thanks for helping me. I'm trying to learn.
 

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yep, i wanna know too. and i also want to know what you mean by "ranks moderate on skin deep." is that some lingo i am out of the loop on? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> wouldn't be the first time!
 

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I think they are sort of middle ground. Most of the cleaners still contain chemicals, but they are better than some of the mainstream products. I don't like that they don't clearly state their ingredients on the labels. That makes me question how safe they are.
 

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The EWG website has a forum called Skin Deep.<br><a href="http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep" target="_blank">www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep</a><br><br>
You can check out skin care products and how good or bad they are by certain criteria. Anyway, the method product ranked moderate.<br><br>
I'm so glad I'm not the only one that their head cocks sideways and says, "huh". It happens to me alot.
 

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I don't kno how natrual they are but the smell wonderful and work like magic.
 

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Though the Skin Deep site is very helpful, you need to find out what the site considers toxic. For example, the site considers lanolin a potential allergen (because some people are allergic to lanolin-based lotions), which would throw off the score of a product from safe to moderately safe. If you're like me and NOT allergic to lanolin, the product is safe. See what I mean?<br><br>
It depends on the person.
 

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the lack of ingredients IS frustrating but i began using all their products for most of my cleaning because I like that they are marked bio-degradable, non-toxic, etc where appropriate.....not all are considered non-toxic...the window treatment I think is not, but the tub cleaner is and that makes me feel better about washing a bathtub a child is going to be in!
 

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Though non-toxic is nice - I don't think it's always feasible. For example, borax is considered eco-friendly, but it's toxic when ingested and may irritate skin because the pH is so high. Still, for cleaning purposes and general use, it's considered good. You'll always notice that things get cleaner better if it has is more acidic or really basic in nature (Drano is a great example - it works so well because it's a high pH base - but of course there are other chemicals in there that are not fun for the environment or to ourselves, so that's why we try to avoid it).<br><br>
Method, I believe is a conscientious company. They do use Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates in some of their products, but it's been debateable whether or not that's harmful or not. Cocobetaine is a nice alternative, but it's still made from coconut based surfectants, same as SLS and SLES.<br><br>
Anyway, overall, I think it's a good company that has reasonable prices. That's just my two cents <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.methodhome.com" target="_blank">www.methodhome.com</a><br><br>
They claim all products are enviro safe and non-toxic. I also wonder about the failure to list specific ingredients, but they do better than mainstream stuff, and their stuff smells so yummy. Its all I clean my bathroom and dishes with. I want to try their soy candles, but I don't like the scents.
 
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