When I posted about my kitchen sink, I was in love with my Method Clementine dish soap. Now, I’m so far removed from that love that I believe I could say I hate it.
About a month ago, I began itching while washing dishes. Thinking I was having a sensitive-skin day for whatever reason, I ignored it. As most things do, it escalated. To a rash. The rash would appear a few moments into washing dishes, then disappear thirty minutes later. If you’re thinking it’s a heat rash, you’re missing a key part: I take showers in water as hot as the dish water, so heat rash is a no-go. Very confused, I decided to see what the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website, SkinDeep.com, rated my beloved Method Clementine dish soap . I tentatively typed “Method Clementine” in the search bar and forced myself to click “go.” The results loaded, and I saw the dreaded rating: 4 for fair.
I was hoping for a 2… 3 at the highest. You see, the lower the rating, the better the product is for you. I decided to delve into the ingredients list to find exactly why it was given a 4. And I found my problem.Irritation of the skin, eyes, or lungs? Check. Since I am not using a product with a rating above 3, I am going to stop buying Method and begin the search for a “homemade” dish soap. (Yes, I will not use a 4, but may use a 3. “What’s one number?” you may ask. To which I respond: what’s one cigarette? Standards are fences that protect our convictions.) When I find a good soap, I’ll definitely let you know. Right now, I’m a little upset. I love Method, but I will not use a product that claims to be good for the environment but it isn’t good for me.