Pros: light scent, foam, attractive bottle, washes well, pink, biodegradable, no triclosan, not tested on animals
Cons: foam isn't pink, fragrance dyes and other nasty chemicals
After my positive experience with Method's Refresh Mint Naturally Derived Foaming Hand Wash, I kept my eyes open for sales on this brand of foaming hand soap. So when I saw this pink version on the clearance shelf at the back of my grocery store, I scooped it up. It was marked half off, it was my daughter's favorite color, and "water flower" sounded like a nice light scent that my family wouldn't mind.
I bought my 10 oz bottle of Method Water Flower Naturally Derived Foaming Hand Wash at my grocery store for about $2. The liquid inside is looks thin and watery and light pink. But the pump dispenser on top "transforms" the liquid into a white foam when pressed. This hand soap is not tested on animals, does not contain triclosan (an ingredient found in antibacterial soaps), and is biodegradable. Unlike other natural Method products I've used, the hand soaps seem to have the typical chemical ingredients, fragrances, and dyes. In this case: water, sodium lauryl sulfate, cocamide DEA, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, aloe barbadensis gel, tocopheryl acetate, citric acid, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, benzophenone-4, perfume, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, ext violet 2, red 4.
The scent of Water Flower is indeed light and floral. The scent lingers on my hands after I wash them but it's not a potent floral and I haven't heard any complaints from my husband.
There are a few things I love about this hand soap. I've found that "foaming" hand soaps are the way to go with husbands and young children. The novelty, for one thing, gets them pumping. The fact that not too much comes out means there is less mess on the vanity counter. And the fact that it's already wet and foamy means the soap doesn't just get washed down the drain when folks who wash their hands because Mommy is watching and not because they feel they need to "use soap."
I also find that this brand of foam hand soap makes it really easy to get every last drop out of the bottle. The tubing inside the bottle sort of curves and reaches the outer edge so that I don't even have to tip the bottle when there's only a tiny bit left. The bottle design is attractive. It's curvy and clear and pretty with small white lettering.
Though this isn't my favorite Method scent, Water Flower isn't bad. It's not an offensive floral that hits you in the nose. It washes off easily and leaves only a light lingering scent.
My daughter was a little disappointed that the pink soap doesn't dispense pink--not even the slightest hint of pink in the foam-- but that seems like our only real complaint.