Friday, October 24, 2008

phasin' out, for the new in

A few people have asked if the current method laundry care line (featuring the fresh air, water lily + aloe, and free + clear detergents and softeners; along with the lavender + juniper, nectarine blossom, water lily + aloe, etc. (there are a few more scents in the sheets) wet dry sheets) are being discontinued, to be replaced with the new squeaky green laundry line (sweet water, go naked, and rice milk + mallow baby), or simply complimenting the laundry line.

I've gotten official word that the current line will be phased out, over time, as advocates pick up on the new line. I personally still feel the new line gives people very few choices in scents, compared to the previous line, but I'll wait and see! I've also yet to see the new squeaky green line hit my Target (though apparently it has hit some.) So be on the lookout for the new line, and pick up the old while you still can, at Target and on method home.

(PS - The pic above features the HSN version of this line, which contained a laundry tote. Unfortunately this package set is no longer available on HSN. But the detergent and wet dry sheets are available at your local Target, and method home!)

11 comments:

steve parker said...

I have less than half a bottle of the new detergent in Sweet Water. I hope the phaseout happens quickly. I love the new detergent and dryer cloths! I assume this is to eliminate stores discounting large quantities of the old detergent to make room for the new. I guess that is better than the way Target usually does things.

Netta said...

I tried the new detergent and I liked how it cleaned my clothes but I just not a fan of the sweetwater scent so hopefully they will be adding more scents to their laundry line. Now that I know that the old line will be phased out I guess that I will be stocking up on my water lily & aloe and fresh air scents while I can.

James said...

Awwe thanks for answering the question. I was wondering if I was blacklisted!

That's soooo sad because I was looking at my old sweet water bottles and the new squeaky green bottle and I really think I preferred the blue bottle. The new one is just kinda blah. The bottle is like puke green. They didn't quite get it to match the bright, vibrant green of the dryer sheets container.

I know Netta and a few others aren't fond of sweet water, but I've come to the conclusion that if I just get my aroma pills and all my other stuff in sweet water, I won't have my heart broken over a discontinued scent ( I'm assuming they're not going to discontinue sweet water any time soon considering the trouble they went through to trademark it).

And what about fabric softener? hullooooo method?

Rebecca said...

GAH. When are they actually coming out with the rice milk & mallow scent? I'm dying here for it!!

ether said...

I'm curious how the new free and clear compares to the old? What's the difference between the new and old laundry detergent anyhow?

James said...

I recently found all of the new laundry collection at my local grocer store, including the rice milk and mallow. I was really looking forward to the scent but personally wasn't crazy about it. I'll be sticking with the sweet water I suppose.

Netta said...

Rebecca, if you cannot wait for the rice & mallow to hit your local store, you can get the detergent and dryer sheets from the method website. Here are the links:


http://www.methodhome.com/m/Product.aspx?id=009154

http://www.methodhome.com/m/Product.aspx?id=009031

Annette said...

Darn! Guess I have to stock up on the Fresh Air scent. It's the only method laundry product I use, but I love it.

Rebecca said...

thank you for the heads-up, Netta - I hadn't checked the site for a while, the last time I looked they were not up yet. Yay!!

Barb said...

I've only had my front-loading HE washer for a month, and after doing some web searching, discovered the wonder of Method and that I could get HE detergent and fabric softener at my local Target. They had the fresh air scent, and I thought I was set for life. Now I find out that it's been discontinued before I even found out about it!

Do I need to buy all the fresh air HE detergent that's at Target now and hoard it? Sweet water just doesn't do it for me (too subtle and smells like candy), and the Targets here don't even carry another scent. Same thing with the wet dryer sheets--the local health food store had the lavender & juniper scent and I picked up a couple of packages. Should I go buy them out while I still can?

I'm panicking!

Anonymous said...

I was able to pick up the Rice & Mallow at Babies 'R Us for only 10.99. It's a great price, and it's a difficult scent to find elsewhere right now. Hope this helps for those who love the baby wash as much as I do.

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