I am not a “rules” kind of person. As a mom, I tend to bend more than I even make. But there is one rule my kids learned early and rarely break — we wash our hands every time we come in the house.
In fact, since my son began having play dates, he has instructed his friends when they first walk in the door, “We have to wash our hands. It is a rule here.” I still giggle inside every time I hear my now ten year old son say it. He may slip and mumble “bad words,” he may be late for bedtime five nights out of a week, but he never forgets to wash his hands!
Why I Love Method Hand Soap
Since we are washing our hands countless times a day in my household, I want to ensure that my kids are washing their hands with SAFE ingredients! What on earth is the point of having my kids wash their hands with harmful chemicals?!?
(And, since my Olivia isn’t quite as disciplined as her brother when it comes to the hand-washing routine, delicious fruit and flower smells easily entice her to wash her hands as often as she is allowed! If only I could get her to just use one squirt!)
Triclosan is found in many hand soaps, particularly antibacterial hand washes. Method considers triclosan to be a dirty ingredient and never uses it in any of their products. Similar to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) point of view in this instance, we believe that hands can be thoroughly washed and cleansed with ordinary soap and chemicals. Triclosan is not only unnecessary, it’s a potentially harmful chemical. Read more in this recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/
Facebook Contest-Guess How Much Method It Takes to Make a Rainbow
How many bottles of Method Hand Soap do you think it took to make this rainbow in the backdrop?
Method is running a Facebook contest this month to see if you can guess exactly how many bottles it took to make this backdrop. The person with the closest guess will win a $100 gift card to soap.com to stock up on method goodies. Nine runner ups will win a $50 gift card. Fans can guess daily for more chances to win. Contest ends June 28. Open to US & Canada residents, except Quebec.
Please Note: We are working with Method in their Method Mavens ambassadorship program. But my love for Method has nothing to do with contracts — it is all mine.
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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.