I’ve told you before about perfumes being one of the great loves of my life, yes? I actually had amassed a rather fierce collection of fragrances by my late ’20s, with the total number of bottles coming in just shy of 60.
Which I can see now is a bit much. But I was so intoxicated by those fumes, people! I couldn’t be sensible under the spell of those scents.
My collection has been carefully edited now, down to a respectable dozen. And I no longer rely on perfumes to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to producing a really nice, lasting scent. I actually like to let my laundry detergent play a supporting role, if not take the lead.
Finding the Best Laundry Detergent Scents
This can be tricky territory for an eco-friendly gal like myself. Laundry detergents can be super harsh on the environment, so you have to pay attention to what you are buying. This is one of several reasons why I enjoy using method. They have just released a line of laundry detergents that are made from naturally derived ingredients and are biodegradable and hypollergenic.
But they did NOT leave out the amazing scents! I love some of the unique blends they have created with this line, breaking away from some of the smells you have come to expect from laundry detergent.
My favorite is this one!
A “beachy” scent is definitely not unheard of with detergents, but method includes sage in this particular blend to give it a much more natural vibe, which I LOVE!
Here’s another great example of taking an expected scent in a new direction. There are lots of “fresh outdoors” scents in the laundry aisle, but how about the scent of clover? That’s a perfect choice for something fresh and clean, and yet, it’s different!
Another thing I like about method laundry detergent is that it can easily do double duty for you as not only your laundry detergent, but also as your stain treatment. The 4x concentrated design means that you can use a dab of the detergent directly on those stubborn stains and let it soak in for a little while before laundering as usual. I have a small laundry room, so it is important that every product in there be as useful as possible. When I can feel confident that the detergent can also treat stains, that’s a big win in my book. I also appreciate concentrated formulas because they use less packaging and they take up less space in my home.
But who am I kidding? In this case that space-saving feature just means that I’m going to buy all 4 scents. I mean…Ginger Mango?! Can you blame a girl?
Giving Laundry the “Cold” Shoulder
Have you switched over to washing your clothes on cold, yet? It’s a switch that definitely requires that you have a quality detergent, but with the right choice you can say goodbye to having to use all that extra energy to get your clothes washed. A cold wash works just find with method. You’ll save money on your energy bill if you make the switch, so give it a try! If you are nervous about trying it out, just be sure to use the detergent to pre-treat any stains. Then inspect your clothes before putting them in the dryer to see if the stains are gone. I think you’ll be happy with what you find!
Wear, Tweak, Repeat
ASOS and method have just launched a partnership to help inspire those of us out there who prefer a wardrobe that is highly flexible and very washable (Dry cleaners? PASS!). Definitely check out some of their spring 2015 wardrobe piece recommendations. I loved watching the quick video that have that showed each piece being styled in different ways!
Time to Save
So this new line sounds pretty awesome, right? Let’s make it even more awesome by cutting $3 off the price! Woo hoo! Use the code THREEFORME at checkout to save online now!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.