think about how many times you’ve passed someone on the
street and realized that all of a sudden you were transported back to
high school, remembering that sweet, curly gal you let get away. then
you rummage through your brain wondering, “where did that thought come
from?” your nose knows – that woman you just passed was wearing her
scent has a way of ultimately changing and enhancing our experience by taking us back, lifting us up, or simply allowing us to enjoy that “ahhh” moment. at method, it’s the reason we revel in it and see its importance in just about every product we make.
fragrance blends like mandarin mango contain both essential oils from natural sources (like citrus oils) and complementary components that are man-made. the essential oils are selected to best capture the essence of natural scents, while the man-made materials are selected to deliver the broadest possible pallet of aromas by enhancing or complementing the natural oils.
when we’re developing a new fragrance (enter mr. mango), we start with a list of safe ingredients. all of our fragrances avoid commonly used dirty ingredients - like phthalates, alkylphenol ethoxylates, styrene, irritating materials like musk derivatives, and other nasties.
we work closely with our fragrance houses to develop innovative aromatic experiences that exceed our strict internal health and environmental standards. like all the ingredients we use, our third party partner, the epea, assesses the materials we plan to use to make sure they are safe for people and pets non-irritating, non-toxic and non-allergenic and will biodegrade in the environment.
once a fragrance has passed all of our tests (including, of course, the sniff test), we blend it into our soap, and it becomes the star of the show.