Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Method vs. Caldrea


I just got an email about the new Caldrea holiday scent "Italian Cypress Pear". I wonder how that compares to the Method spiced pear (which I am currently still using.) Hey, who knew by buying too many cleaning products I could do the whole "stopped clock right twice a day idea" but with Christmas items. Hey, they're in season again eventually ;)

I'm kind of annoyed though- I wanted to do an ingredients quality comparison between the Method all-purpose spray and the Caldrea, and Caldrea's site doesn't list ingredients. Method's claims that the ingredients on the all-purpose spray "include":

"corn and coconut derived surfactants
soda ash
potassium hydrate
biodegradable surfactant
fragrance oil blend
color
purified water"

When I get a bottle of the Caldrea I'll make note of the ingredients.

Am currently waiting on my replacement Kenmore allergen vacuum filter bags. While permanent filters are more eco-friendly, I do love my Kenmore Intelli-clean vacuum (Consumer Reports rated it above the Dysons in their vacuum roundup, and I haven't been disappointed.) People keep telling me if I want my hardwood floors to truly be clean I ought to vacuum them. I'm going to try that as soon as my bags are here (I was vacuuming the other day and then I heard a BAM. Suddenly my vacuum bag light, the "check engine" of the vacuum came on.)

6 comments:

SalGal said...

How on earth do you get all these products? Are you some kind of tester or is this something you just do on your own? Because I would love this job!!

lisbet said...

Nah, I don't have the new Caldrea pear stuff, just got an email about it. :) Right now I am still trying to plow through my Method stash.

Shana said...

I got the Caldrea samples for the new scents in the mail yesterday and the Italian Cyprus Pear was the first I opened. The samples are all three new scents in little tiny sample packets of the hand soap. I think I got the link from you to sign up at the website for their samples (although I can't remember). It doesn't smell at all like pear to me. It's very spicy. I feel like it smells more like a sweeter rosemary with a woody smell in it to. There is enough in the little packets that I think you get about 5 or 6 handwashes out of each sample pack. I am excited to try the other two scents because while I don't really smell pear it's a very clean smell that is earthy at the same time. Method soaps always smell fake and nothing like they say. At least this is a natural smell. :)

lisbet said...

I got my samples today too! That's definitely going to be my next post. :>

Heather said...

I also don't know what ingredients are in the Caldrea soaps but the "natural" Method soaps contain both Cocomide DEA and Sodium Laureth Sulfates - both potentially carcinogenic and known skin irritants. A great site to check up on ingredients is: www.cosmeticdatabase.com

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