Method and Cleanwell sitting in a tree

method antibacterial wipesIf I could think of the perfect merger, two companies I love so much that I want them to get together, do things behind closed doors, and then make product babies together, it would probably be Method and Cleanwell.

Well guess what?

We are so delighted to get to share the brand new breaking news about the new line of Method Antibac, powered by the most awesome Cleanwell which we love because they use plant oils for antibacterial power, and not freaky chemicals.

It’s based on thyme, people. Thyme.

method antibacterial bathroom cleanserThe Method antibacterial wipes are a new fixture in our bathroom, and the bathroom cleanser makes me feel a lot better using it around our kids and pets than the standard stuff. The products work fantastically (no pun intended) plus the smells are yummy–it’s nice smelling lemongrass and peppermint instead of ammonia. And knowing there’s no triclosan, no parabens, and the packaging goes into the recyling bin when we’re done.

I’m also happy about the new hand sanitizer pump in Method’s trademark beautiful tear-shaped bottle, which I don’t mind displaying one bit. I just can’t wait until they’re available on line in a few weeks. My press samples are running out! –Liz

Find the new Method Antibac products powered by Cleanwell, in store at Target, Duane Reade, Hannaford and Hy-Vee stores. Coming soon to Hurry! Hurry!

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  • Reply August 20, 2010


    I got some thyme-based wipes from 7th Generation awhile ago, but put them away when I read that the essential oil thyme should be avoided in pregnancy (I’m pregnant). I don’t know if it is really an issue, but it’s worth looking into if you are pregnant. I’ll certainly bust them out after the pregnancy and look forward to the new Method stuff too.

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    Reply August 20, 2010

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    Thanks K, we’ll look into that. Personally, I feel more comfortable around Thyme and pretty much anything plant-based than ammonia and chemical-based. But I know everyone has different things they feel comfortable with. -Liz

  • Reply August 20, 2010


    Do you know if this is the kind of antibacterial that perpetuates superbugs, or if it just kills stuff but not antibiotically (like how alcohol- and most plant-based hand sanitizers are totally okay in that they don’t make superbugs because they just kill stuff rather than using an antibiotic of sorts… obviously I’m not super up on my technical terms, but I know what to look for in my hand sanitizers :)? Thanks!

  • Reply August 23, 2010


    Hi Margie,
    This is Rachel from Method. Just wanted to let you know that the active ingredient in Method Antibac, Thymol as a component of thyme oil, is widespread in nature and has been used in folk medicine and cooking for thousands of years. We are not aware of any information suggesting that Thymol is associated with the rise of antimicrobial resistance. In fact, most experts believe that the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is the result of the overuse of the antibiotics through over-prescribing and as animal feed additives.

    I hope this helps!

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