antibacterial bathroom cleaner

with powergreen® technology

tough on bacteria. easy on you.

if you’re not used to sweet-smelling essential oils + tough cleaning power in one, you’re in for a serious surprise. this patented disinfectant formula may smell like heaven, but it cleans like heck, and kills 99.9% of household germs (specifically: influenza A, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella enterica and E. coli). made specially for the bathroom, this spray is optimized to target soap scum and hard water stains. despite the tough guy routine, it’s gentle on hard non-porous surfaces. surprises are nice. unless you’re a germ.

antibacterial bathroom cleaner, 2.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

$3.99

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spearmint

just like your favorite chewing gum, spearmint makes you want to take a deep breath and say “ahhh.” the crisp minty fragrance of peppermint + spearmint bursts with cooling menthol, while a hint of geranium provides just the slightest floral note.

5% citric acid and 95% inert ingredient
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34 reviews

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Used to be Great. New formula is gross.

I loved the old eucalyptus mint line of bathroom cleaners. They got through all the dirt and grime, and left my bathroom smelling like an oasis. I used up what I had and to my surprise, when I got to the store I found that they’d been discontinued and replaced with the “spearmint” I didn’t think much of it until I got back home and used it. It still works the same, but smells awful! I had to switch back to the chemical cleaner I was using because my bathroom just smelt putrid. I don’t know what kind of spearmint Method used, but this is the first product I’ve been disappointed in.
Unfortunately, the smell has also changed for the toilet bowl cleaner :(.

Bring back the old cleaner and I’ll use it in conjunction with the old Mint AntiBac that actually smelt lie mint.

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Bolt Touma (Jan. 14, 2015)

Ugh...

I love most of methods products, but this one really irritates my lungs. It makes me cough and makes me feel sick. I thought methods products were supposed to be made so that you don’t have to hold your breath, but this one is horrible. It also irritates my hands.

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Aaron Stark (Oct. 12, 2013)

hack hack hack

When you spray this stuff it get in the air and makes it incredibly difficult to breathe. I could only spray about 1/4 of the area (regular tub) before I had to close the bathroom door and turn the fan on.I expect a much better, kinder product when it says, “Method” This stuff cannot be healthy and it smells chemically

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Joyce Watts Coolidge (May. 21, 2013)

Hard on the Lungs

Product works well but it’s hard on the lungs! The scent is so strong it made me cough and my chest hurt.

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Jennifer Gaunt (Apr. 14, 2013)

The new formula is STINKY and STICKY

I first bought Method’s Antibac spearmint spray at my local grocery store, and I fell in love with it. When my grocery store stopped carrying it, I turned to an online retailer, expecting to get same product.

It looked like the exact same product but with slightly updated labeling. It wasn’t. I thought I was getting a product with thymol/thyme oil as the active ingredient, but this stuff uses citric acid. The smell is atrocious! It smells like slightly minty bad breath. It’s so disgusting.

So far I’ve only used this to clean up a few spills on the floor. I guess it did a good job, it’s hard to tell. But it did leave a very stick residue, giving me sticky floors–yuck!

I regret this purchase so much. It smells awful and leaves stickiness behind. If you can find the Method Antibac with thymol, get that! It’s great stuff, but this version with citric acid? No way. DON’T BUY THIS.

Method, please bring back the thymol!

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Ashley Reedy (Apr. 1, 2013)

don't like

every time either my husband or I used this to clean the bathroom, both of our sinuses were irritated and the smell is not pleasant. it is too overwhelming.

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Cheryl Janiszewski Tibbett (Feb. 13, 2013)

Disappointed

After seeing your Marketing videos I was sold! I have asthma and a special needs son who is very sensitive to fragrance. I was very excited to try the antibacterial bathroom cleaner in my son’s bathroom especially, as he does have problems with aim. I was very disappointed as soon as I sprayed the product my lungs were felt a burning sensation and I began coughing. Even more disappointing was the urine smell was worse, not better. Luckily I still had some Clorox spray to clean a second time. Some above stated be happy with getting antibacterial cleaning power and who care about the scent, well sorry my lungs care that your product makes me cough and my nose doesn’t prefers bleach smell to urine.

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Terri Lucas Tallman (Sep. 7, 2012)

Bring back the old formula!!i

I used to love this product. We have it under all five bathroom sinks. I loved the smell and enjoyed being able to have a clean, fresh smelling bathroom every day. Recently, I purchased the spray noticing that the packaging looked different. The new formula does not have the same great scent and leaves a sticky residue if not completely wiped up or rinsed. Now I am left with several bottles of bad smelling cleaning product that we will not use.Please, please, please bring back the old formula!

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Carrie Gugler Jones (Aug. 24, 2012)

Not my favorite :(

I LOVE the eucalyptus mint bathroom line of cleaning products. My husband saw the anti bac bathroom cleaner and picked it up. After cleaning the bathroom I think it leaves an odor that smells like pee! At first I thought I didn’t do a very good job, so I re-cleaned the bathroom again. Same smell again and again :( I will stick with the eucalyptus mint tub and tile cleaner. I like the anti bac option, I just don’t like the scent it leaves behind. I am also missing the eucalyptus mint toilet bowl cleaner which was also replaced with an anti bac. Maybe just preference, but bring back the old formula!!!

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Jennifer Hartung (Jul. 26, 2012)

Changed from Thyme to Citrus

I used to love this product it smelled great and worked even better. But since they changed the main ingredient from thyme to citrus, it smells like pee. I thought it was just the Lemon kitchen cleaner at first but the new bathroom cleaner i bought smelled the same, especially compared to an old bottle with thyme. Please go back to thyme!

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Ricky Heyman (Jun. 14, 2012)

So sad you changed the Spearmint

Like other reviewers here, I used and loved the Spearmint formula that was available earlier this year. I love that it gave my bathroom that “just brushed clean teeth” feeling and smell. I’m not kidding – I LOVED that minty fresh scent. I agree that it was strong, but that was what I liked about it – it smelled substantial. I just returned from Target with the newly designed bottle and was so sad to find that it a formula change, too. It now smells like a stale margarita. Please, please, please reconsider the formula change and bring back some of the mint.

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Sukey Haggerty Murphy (Jun. 6, 2012)

what happened?

I started buying the Spearmint Bathroom cleaner a few months ago (maybe Dec. 2011 or Jan. 2012?). I loved the smell and the performance. Now it’s changed (since the new bottle?). The smell is not as minty, gives me that chemical feeling in my chest and leaves streaks galore. Bummed :(

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Kimberly Eastman Mora (Apr. 10, 2012)

Sticky residue

I thought I was buying a thymol product…I thought they changed the label or something. Apparently Method bottles for kitchen and bathroom cleaners are almost identical to another brand. Anyway, I used it to clean the counters, floors, and mirror and it left a sticky residue everywhere. There was a film on the mirror. I know it’s not a glass cleaner, but the thymol product is a good grease remover without residue. I’m very disappointed that I accidentally bought this product. Money wasted. Did they change the product? Now I see other people say there is thymol in this product. The new active ingredient is citric acid. Really? 5% citric acid is enough to kill germs? Basically watered down lemon juice? I liked the thymol

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Sheryl Wagner (Mar. 1, 2012)

New scents please

I love this cleaner but the smell definitly needs improvement(change). I discovered method because my daughter is extremely sensitive to cleaners, detergents, soaps and so on. Your laundry detergent is a godsend. The bathroom cleaner and toilet cleaner are another story. They work wonderfully but I must close the door and turn on the fan for about 1/2 hr afterwards because the fragrance causes her to choke up and have sneezing fits and watery eyes. Various scents in these products would be gratefully appreciated.

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kim m. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Smells bad...

This products is not so great. I also think consumers are too over hyped about anti bacterial this and anti bacterial that which really contributes to the overall problem of “super bugs” like MRSA, etc. Simply cleaning with simple cleaning solutions is the best way to stay healthy.

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robert h. (Jan. 15, 2012)

change the name!

i love it!! this works great! the antibac cleaner is good for you and the bathroom too!
i just wish theyd change the name though, it does not smell like spearmint! change the name to thyme!!!

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jeff o. (Jan. 14, 2012)

yikes this stinks...but it works.

I am a BIG fan of the Eucalyptus/Mint Bathroom cleaners, which by the way is one of my favorite scents by Method….I love the way my bathroom smells afterwards. However, sometimes you just need to disinfectant in the bathroom…so i got this product in Mint. UGH, I really cannot stand the smell. It just gags me while I am cleaning, and I never have had that issue with Method products. I give it 3 stars b/c it does work well, but I will save it for when we have a bout of the flu bug in our house or something other nasty thing is going around.

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jennifer s. (Sep. 1, 2011)

Pleasantly surprised

I have tried many, many cleaners in my long life. Most of the time I have been very disappointed in the results or could not tolerate the harsh chemicals, rubber gloves, etc. I recently purchased Method products (the antibacterial kitchen and the antibacterial bathroom cleaner) and was very pleased with the results from both. The scent does take a little getting used to, but as someone else explained it this the thyme in the product that gives that smell.

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dianne m. (Aug. 19, 2011)

love the smell

For once I have a bathroom cleaning product that works and does not make me run out of the room because of the chemicals in it. I have problems with hard water. It leaves a blue coloring in the tub. This product took care of it and I did not have to block my nose.
Great product!!

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pauline b. (Jun. 15, 2011)

<3 it

Yes the smell is a little strong, but it ends up smelling nice and fresh once your done. Best part is not having to worry about harsh chemicals left on your shower walls before you shower.

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gracie d. (Jun. 10, 2011)

STINKY!

This stuff smelled so bad when I used it, I didn’t notice if it was an effective cleaner. Yuck.

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jim s. (Apr. 21, 2011)

CHEAP

IT”S TOO CHEAP THAT EVERYBODY CAN AFFORD IT!

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james d. (Feb. 6, 2011)

Fine for Cleaning but hold your breath...

It cleans well enough but I was not happy with the scent. Smells more like sage than spearmint

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kathy r. (Jan. 15, 2011)

can't stop coughing!

i pretty much only buy method products for cleaning and saw the new lemon verbena and spearmint anti-bacterial cleaners. as someone posted above, the lemon verbena smells like neither lemon, nor verbena but it cleans well enough. as for the spearmint cleaner, every time i use it, i have a huge coughing fit and have a hard time breathing–even with the bathroom fan on. it doesn’t seem to be quite as bad with the lemon though. i have no known allergies or asthma, so i thought this was pretty strange. has this happened to anyone else?

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nicole c. (Dec. 18, 2010)

Love the Clean - Hate the Smell

Love that Method is making antibacterial cleaners. It is nice to be able to use one occasionally. The spearmint scent is HORRIBLE! It is too strong and just smells like toothpaste gone bad. This will be the first Method product I return to the store.

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jennifer g. (Dec. 4, 2010)

Not what I expected, but better than yucky chemicals

Wow. I did not know that thyme smells like that. But it works. I just spray, wipe down and then spray again and walk away to disinfect. Its not greasy, or tacky and the thyme calms down after a few minutes. I really love that its made from recyclable materials and can be recylced again. Very cool. One of my favorites.

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christine m. (Nov. 30, 2010)

Perfect

You people are too picky, are you concerned about the fragrance or the health benefits? If fragrance, choose a less healthy alternative, maybe slather your bathroom in Bath and Body products. I used this for the first time and I could smell a hint of mint. Moreover, it left my bathroom and home smelling much much fresher than the ‘less’ healthy alternatives. Those other products just leave a heavy, cover-up type of smell in my home. I LOVE this product and plan to try others. The antibac kitchen is great too, it left my shelves in my fridge crisp and clear. Great job Method ;)

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nicole c. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Glad to see a anti-bac cleaner with out triclosan

While I don’t think you should go antibacterializing your whole house, I do think certain things do need to be done, IE toilets! A lot of antibac’s have Triclosan in them, which is a nasty chemical which is bad for you and the environment, this cleaner is Triclosan free!
This cleaner does a good job at cleaning, but the smell is off like others have mentioned. While the smell is not bad, it definitely does not smell like spearmint.

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kat v. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Love it!

I think this product smells great!! I use method all-purpose cleaner to clean my counters, then spray them once a day with the anti-bac. It leaves a nice crisp clean smell in the kitchen. No, it’s not the typical Method scents (which can be a little strong), it is made with cleanwell technology and smells more like their products, which are also fantastic!!

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lisa m. (Oct. 20, 2010)

hypocracy?

I thought one of method’s biggest issues with common cleaners were that they were antibacterial. The idea being that you kill only the weak germs and allow the strong germs to reproduce. This seems like a very hypocritical product

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daniel m. (Oct. 11, 2010)

disappointed

I’m always game for trying a new product, but the scent on this one is way off. I don’t even know what to compare it to, but it is not a pleasant scent at all. I’ll be sticking with all-purpose cleaners instead.

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steve s. (Sep. 29, 2010)

Cleans ok, smells bad

I’ve used other Method cleaning products for some time now, so I was glad to see their new antibacterial products. Spearmint sounded like a nice, refreshing smell, so I bought this one locally. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as I had hoped.

The product cleans ok, though maybe not as well as the other Method products I’ve used. It seemed like I had to wipe the surfaces a bit more than usual.

Worst of all though was the smell! This was labeled as spearmint, but I didn’t smell a bit of any kind of mint. Instead, I smelled the overwhelming scent of thyme, which is used as the main antibacterial agent. I wish I’d checked the label to see this, because I don’t like the smell of thyme, and it’s pretty overpowering.

So, if you like the smell of thyme — not spearmint — and don’t mind scrubbing a little bit more, then this product is for you.

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valerie f. (Sep. 22, 2010)

disapointed

first of all what is really the difference between the to disinfect and to sanatize? Really they are they same expect one is telling to leave for 30 seconds and the other to leave for 10 minutes. both state to let air dry and no rinsing or wiping are needed so really whats the point of giving both directions. Second it leaves a spotty look and filmy feeling to it< so i end up wipeing the surface again. sorry method i will always love and be faithful to your brand but once this bottle is used up im not buying it again

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kate s (Sep. 10, 2010)

Awesome, a sparkling clean

This product is the sparkling clean we all love and smells great, a fresh clean crisp smell, the smell of a dirt free area!

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