Method Green Tea and Aloe Hand Soap Review

San Francisco-based Method manufacturers eco-friendly cleaners for everything from floors to skin. The corporation avoids "dirty" ingredients such as triclosan, BPA and phthalates. Despite the obvious appeal of this non-toxic product line, the price kept me from trying it until recently when I purchased the green tea and aloe hand wash.

First Impressions
At $3.99 per 12-ounce bottle, Method hand soap is pricier than the soap I usually buy at the grocery store, but it has some unique features. The bulbous teardrop-shaped bottle, designed by Joshua Handy, has artistic flair and the vibrant soap colors add a cheerful touch to the bathroom vanity. Most important to me, the brand carries over a dozen fun fragrances--including seasonal scents--and does not contain triclosan, an antibacterial agent often found in hand soap.

Green Tea and Aloe Hand Soap Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Benzophenone-4, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum (Fragrance), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Green 5 (CI 61570)

Method's informative website describes the role, attributes and health effects of each non-toxic ingredient in its products.

Method Hand Soap Pump
It is easy to start a new dispenser without waste or dripping because the pump unlocks with a slight turn. The typical disposable/refillable hand soap dispenser has a long pump on top of the bottle and large opening that delivers a big glob of soap. Method's bottle has a shorter pump on top and narrow opening, but dispenses an adequate amount of soap, approximately a nickel-sized dollop. As a result, I do not have to refill the bottle as often.

Scent and Sudsability
The green tea and aloe soap has a fresh, clean smell that is prominent when washing hands, but leaves only a faint, gender-neutral fragrance after rinsing. The consistency is not too thick or watery and easily lathers. Oily or heavily soiled hands require extra soap.

The aloe vera gel and Vitamin E seem to have a subtle effect; my hands did not feel moisturized, but they did not dry out after repeated washings.

Room for Improvement
With regular use, the nozzle periodically turns to the locked position.

Although a variety of stores stock Method products, the hand wash refills are less common and it is sometimes difficult to find a particular scent.

Where to Buy Method Hand Wash and Refills
Target, Sprouts and Walgreens are only a few of the many stores that stock Method soap. The greatest selection of Method hand wash refills is available online at retailers such as and Visit for additional shopping sources.

The Final Rinse
Method green tea and aloe hand wash smells great, rinses clean, does not dry my skin and is free of triclosan. It is worth the price, but budget constraints mean inexpensive non-antibacterial hand soaps will comprise the bulk of my future purchases.

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  • The Method hand soap pump dispenses a nickel-sized dollop of soap.
  • $3.99 per 12-ounce dispenser
  • Method hand soap refills are not as widely available in stores, but many online retailers carry them
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