Method HE Compatible Laundry Detergent


Pros: Works great, biodegradable, not tested on animals, different scents & sizes available

Cons: Expensive, Messy, Method doesn't disclose ingredients (YET)

Method hit a home run with me on their laundry detergent. Though I tend to favor Seventh Generation products, I have found Method's detergent to be superior.

Availability: You can find the product relatively easy, Target always has it in stock. The regular scent comes in a blue bottle, unscented (my preference) in a white bottle, and baby formula in the pink bottle. Method packages it in a 32 ounce bottle that will clean 32 average-sized loads or a 64 ounce bottle that yields 64 loads (pricewise, the 64 oz bottle is a better value).

Performance: Method's detergent performs just well as the national brands at cleaning and stain treating. I don't have a HE washer so I cannot comment at HE performance. In my regular washer, I've found it does a comparable job in cold, warm, and hot washes. This is where I feel that Seventh Generation falls short.

Environmental Impact: Because of it's 3x concentrated formulation, the packaging is smaller than a typical bottle of detergent. It is recyclable though I don't believe that the packaging is made of recycled materials (I could be wrong). The ingredients are biodegradable and never tested on animals. Method does not list it's ingredients on the label, though I've read that they will change this in the near future; in the mean time they disclose ingredients at

Room for improvement: Because of it's concentration, the detergent is much thicker than most detergents which can get messy. I find it best to run the cap under stream as the washer fills to rinse it off. You will also find it to be priced at the upper UPPER end of laundry detergents, in terms or price per load.


Pros: very concentrated

We have been using the Free & Clear version for years now and absolutely love it. It gets everything nice and clean and it is one of the most concentrated detergents we have found.


Pros: smells great, works great

Cons: a bit expensive

I was an early adopter with Method products, and now that they have taken over my local Target, my life is just that much better. I like that I don't have to use nearly as much detergent per load with this stuff, and my clothes always come out clean and smelling great. It's slightly more expensive, but I think it's worth it because you don't have to use much.


Pros: Works great

Cons: Not available locally

We have been using this for a few years and have found that it works great. Smells good and really cleans. I dont have anything bad to say except that I have to order online, but they are building a target nearby so I might have a little easier access. We bought it in the case originally(4 x 64oz)....and it has lasted a long time...very concentrated. We actually figured its cost factor was the same as/or less than some common mainstream big names. I question some of the packaging and ingredients, but this is greener than most by far....


I love method products. I think they do a great job and I like how they make their bottles compact and easy to recycle. My only complaint about this product would be that the tops are so messy.


Pros: Smells nice, cleans very well

Cons: None so far

I was hesitant to try this product because our family has sensitive skin. We'd finally found a product that cleaned well, whose scent we liked, and that didn't irritate anyone's skin. I got a promo bottle of this product recently and decided to try it out.

Despite being a 3x concentrate, the liquid seemed thinner than our other 3x concentrate which worried me slightly. However, when the clothes came out of the washer, they came out perfectly clean and smelling very nice. The scent is lighter than our old product which we quite like. The product leaves the items soft, not rough (we don't use any kind of fabric softener so this is important for us).

I'll continue to use it for a while to see how well it treats our items with prolonged use, but so far it's a keeper.


Pros: Gets clothes clean with no skin reactions

Cons: Not always available in Canada

I really love this product. It got rid of any skin sensitivity I had with other detergents and it really gets clothes clean and smelling fresh!!!


Pros: it works great

Cons: I'm not sure if the cap is recycleable

I use Method any time I do my laundry and it works great.


My husband has sensitive skin and has no reaction to this detergent. We had been using all free and clear but I'd rather use a more green brand and this fits the bill. Great cleaning power. Even gets out set in stains on my husbands work clothes (he's a waiter). I love the small size which minimizes packaging.


Pros: small, easy to carry

Cons: none

I love all Method products, and this is no exception. It's small size makes it easy to carry. I highly recommend the dryer sheets. I didn't realize that other dryer sheet are made with animal fat! Gross! Method wet dryer sheets are the best!

Method HE Compatible Laundry Detergent

Just one capful of method triple concentrated laundry detergent will overcome even the most daunting heap of dirty laundry. Method’s active enzymes penetrate deep to deliver a clean so remarkable that you’ll forget your clothes were ever dirty. And, to make things easier on you, our detergent is specially formulated for both standard and high efficiency (HE) washers. Now that’s smart. 1 bottle (32 fl oz) = 32 loads Ingredients blend of naturally derived and biodegradable surfactants corn alcohol glycerin potassium hydrate non-toxic solvent sodium borate natural enzymes biodegradable brightening agent fragrance oil blend preservative (under 0.1%) color purified water

Additional FeaturesAvailable in Fresh Air, Sweet Water, Baby, and Morning Bloom
TypeLiquid detergent
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