Two of my favorite earth-friendly brands, Method Home and CleanWell, have teamed up to bring us Method ANTIBAC powered by CleanWell, a patented botanical formula that kills 99.99 percent of household bacteria including E.coli, salmonella enterica, influenza A and H1N1 virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.  Method ANTIBAC kill germs without using bleach and triclosan.

While initially greening it up in our home, I avoided all things antibacterial, especially those noting triclosan as an ingredient.  Unfortunately with my new career change to Nursing, its been hard to avoid the ever creeping bacterial fear.  Dealing daily with patients on contact isolation, hand sanitizers every where I turned and warnings about infection control, I found bottles of Purell infiltrating my home next to bottles of CleanWell Foaming Hand Soap.  You know, for those moments I wanted to make sure the germs were — extra dead.

From Adam Lowry, Method co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper:
“In the past, we were unwilling to develop or promote antibacterial cleaners because we had not yet found a technology that met our strict ingredient standards and aligned with our principles. We recognize that some people prefer to use antibacterial cleaners for high-contact surfaces like toilets and sinks, and we’re excited to offer a line of disinfecting cleaners that utilizes CleanWell’s botanical technology.”

Can I say Hallelujah?!  I can salvage my green conscience.  Thank you CleanWell and Method for Method ANTIBAC.

Method ANTIBAC includes three botanical cleaners:

  • antibacterial kitchen cleaning spray in lemon verbena
  • antibacterial bathroom cleaning spray in spearmint
  • all purpose cleaning and disinfecting wipes in lemon verbena

From brands this household trusts, the bathroom spray is optimized to target soap scum and hard water stains while the kitchen cleaner is designed to cut through grease and grime while leaving you with its refreshingly clean scent. Both of these products, retail for $3.99 each, are effective at killing 99.99 percent of household germs on hard, non-porous surfaces throughout any room in the home.

Method ANTIBAC can be safely used on:

  • High contact areas (door knobs, sink, faucets, toilets, garbage cans, etc.)
  • Kitchens and food prep areas (eggs, meat)
  • Children’s toys, high chairs, changing tables as well as in day care facilities

Method ANTIBAC is available at national retailers like Target, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods as well as at many local grocery and drug stores. Follow @methodtweet, find them on Facebook or join us at the #ecowed Twitter party on November 17th from 10p-11p EST, facilitated by Jennifer Taggart @thesmartmama. Method will be giving away prizes and be at the party to answer questions.

GIVEAWAY: ONE lucky family will win a limited edition Method ANTIBAC Fight the Flu Kit shown adjacent.  To ENTER, from now until November 15th 2010, fill out this FORM.  Get up to (two) bonus entries. 1st Bonus – If you follow(ed) me on twitter @momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (Win a limited edition Method ANTIBAC Flu Kit from @momconfessional 2nd Bonus – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends.  DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM again and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on November 15th 2010 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by and notified by e-mail.
{disclosure: Method Home and Mom Go Green Blog Tours provided product samples for review but the opinions expressed here are always my own }

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