dryer-activated fabric softener
a dryer sheet minus the sheet
the only thing worse than realizing you’ve had a rogue dryer sheet stuck to your bum all day is the knowledge that it will end up in a landfill. that’s what inspired us to create something better. our plant-based, dryer-activated fabric softener spray is like a fabric softener and dryer sheet in one. the ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic formula with smartsoft technology® softens fabric, reduces static + leaves clothes smelling fresh. all with no waste. how ‘bout that?
what's that smell?
you've heard that saying before, when something refreshing just breezed in, and everything's a little bit better because of it? well, this scent is just like that – a breath of fresh air. the kind you smell. pretty much named itself.
a sensual fusion of light floral, fruity + musky notes. consider it your escape to a tropical paradise where you spend your days sitting under palm trees, sipping piña coladas.
when we thought of things that could make our running barefoot through fields of lavender fantasy’ better, we kept mentally finding ourselves in nantucket. which led us to lilac. the effect was a floral summer dream—precisely what was intended for this fragrance.
what it does
environmental + health summary
|water (aqua)||diluent + solvent||deionized for purity; extracted from abundant source|
|propanediol||solvent||biodegrades readily; derived from plant sugars such as corn; low skin and eye irritation|
|glycerin||solvent||biodegrades readily; derived from plant sources; not irritating to skin|
|zeolite||water softener||silicate derived from abundant mineral sources|
|phenoxyethanol||antioxidant||biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials|
|fragrance (parfum)||fragrance||blended composition is partly essential oils + partly synthetic ingredients||free of phthalates, NPEs + other dirty ingredients; non-toxic in use, free of carcinogens + tested for skin irritation + allergies|
|calcium chloride||stabilizer||readily disperses in environment; derived from abundant mineral sources|
|cocamidopropylamine oxide||surfactant (cleaning agent)||biodegrades readily; derived from plant sources|
|glyceryl distearate, glyceryl oleate/stearate||softening + anti-static agent||biodegrades readily + not accumulative in the environment; derived from plant sources|
|dicocoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate||softening + anti-static agent||biodegrades readily; derived from plant based + synthetic materials; not irritating to skin|
|methylisothiazolinone||preservative - prevents bacterial growth||inherently biodegradable; made from synthetic materials; low skin + eye irritation|
DOES NOT REDUCE STATIC…AT ALL.
After I couldn’t find method dryer sheets, I thought I would try this. It softens the clothes enough and gives them a fresh smell, however, it does NOT reduce static at all. I use the number of sprays recommended and I even put in part of my wet load into the dryer and spray, then put in more clothes and spray, and so on. I thought I was getting static because I only sprayed into the dryer after I had already put the clothes in but even after spraying several squirts and putting more clothes into the dryer(thinking it would distribute the product more evenly) I still had a TON of static. I gave this two stars because it does soften and make the clothes smell nice but this should be labeled as a “SOFTENER” only. Also, what good is a product when you feel you have to use twice as much as it says you need to in order for it to work? I HATE this stuff but I haven’t got much of a choice of things to switch to. BRING BACK DRYER SHEETS!
No problems with the bottle for me!
I’ve never had a problem with the pump, and I’m on my 6th or 7th bottle. Not sure what the problem is. I’m sure I would have encountered a faulty bottle by now. All mine work like a dream, smell great, clothes are way softer and works better than downy unstopables as far as long lasting scent. I spray 4 sprays on the wet clothes as directed and then when the clothes are dry I open the dryer and spray one or two more sprays and fluff the clothes for 1 minute. This last step makes the clothes extra soft and the smell last so much longer and smells much for fresh than the chemically smell of the downy unstopables or purex crystals. Love it!
Great Softner, Crappy Pump
The stars are for what is inside the bottle. My clothes come out soft and smelling great. I had to buy two bottles because the spray pump didn’t work on the first one. Packaging problems aside, this product allows me to regulate exactly how much softer I want based on the size load I am drying. Brilliant! I have found that the Method laundry detergent and softner pump bottles don’t always work either.my above to method is to get their packing under control.
Really would rate this zero stars. Bought this on the recommendation of a friend who swears by this stuff. Have a teenage football player and his clothes smell AWFUL after practice/games. Sprayer worked for one load of laundry – that’s it. Great concept, smelled great, but what good is it if I have to put in another bottle? Emailed for a refund or replacement – has anyone else received + feedback from Method?
Haven’t had any problems at all. Shake well before using. I use four sprays, but I don’t spray all in the same place. I spray four different areas, and I don’t have any problems. The smell is evenly dispersed and the clothes don’t have static. Best of all, I don’t have to listen to my husband gripe about dryer sheets ending up all around the house!
Won't spray, don't waste your money
I am so tired of buying dryer sheets, but they are far superior to this product. Unfortunately, the liquid clogs the bottle after the third use or so. Even after transferring to a different spray bottle, we have the same problem. Extremely poor product testing & quality control on Method’s part.
if only it would spray...
i really want to use this product up because it is taking up space. not only do i have to use twice as much product to avoid static cling but the spray nozzle is always clogging up. i’ve actually noticed that many of the spray nozzles on the new bottles of all products seem to have issues. DO NOT BUY…DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
I have bought several of these and have only once had a problem with the pump. Which was completely my fault. I left the bottle in the car overnight and the liquid froze up, so I broke the pump. I went to the dollar store and bought a regular spray bottle and this has worked fine.
DO NOT BUY!
I’d give this no stars if it would let me. I wish I’d read the reviews of this product before I bought this. I thought I had a bottle with a broken sprayer, so I bought a 2nd bottle thinking I’d just keep refilling the new bottle with the liquid from the “broken” one. Only after forking out $8.00 more did I find out it’s not the bottle. I purchased a clean, empty spray bottle and poured some in it and that one clogged up and won’t work either. This stuff clogs up sprayers like cement. No amount of soaking in hot water knocks it loose… which makes me wonder how environmentally wonderful it can be. So now I’m out about $20 and have 24.4 ounces of spray and 3 broken sprayers. I am NOT HAPPY and it makes me not want to try any new Method products.
Great Product, Failed Pump
I recently purchased this product and was very happy with it until I used it 3 times and then the pump failed miserably. I wish I had read the product reviews before buying as most of the reviews from other customers mention something about pump malfunction. This is very unfair to the consumer. I have recently switched most of my household products to method but am very disapointed by this. I guess I could use the remainder of the product in the wash like a regular softener. It would be a crying shame not to enjoy the lovely product because of the MAJOR MALFUNCTION OF THE PACKAGE DESIGN.Hopefully method can get it together and fix this problem or bring back the lovely dryer sheets I have tryed in the past. You cant call it “METHOD” IF THE “METHOD” CLEARLY FAILS
Great Product, bad package...
Love this spray as an option for a fabric softener. So many nice things to say, it smells good (although I would prefer the lemonade scent that comes in the Mickey hand soap!) It works well. But again, the pump. I’ve bought two separate bottles now and both have the same problem. My question is this; what about a better built bottle and spray nozzle, and large refills like the Method laundry detergent. I would be over the moon for a refillable Method Laundry set for both laundry detergent and fabric softener out of aluminum or stainless steel,make it dishwasher safe for cleaning and with a good sprayer and I’d be giving them as gifts endlessly. The plastics are fine, but long term re-usability is not great. And the pumps/sprayers don’t last. Love the product, but please, make a better solution for delivery.
If I could get it out of the bottle...
The dryer-activated fabric softener seems like a great idea: no dryer sheets to throw away, no adding fabric softener to the wash. If only I could get the pump to actually spray. The fabric softener seems to have little crystals or grains in it that clog the pump. The pump clogged without getting a single spray of fabric softener out. I unclogged the pump with water only to have it immediately clog again, and I even tried a new spray bottle, which also became clogged. I ended up having to unscrew the cap and shake the fabric softener all over my laundry (and ended up dripping down my hands as well). I used about 1/3 of the bottle before breaking down and going out to buy regular fabric softener. I would not buy this product again unless there is a major package redesign.
Won't be buying...
I love Method dryer sheets, as they were the only ones I could use due to sever allergic reaction to every other one on the market I have used. In the interest of minimizing my impact on landfills, I reused them several times successfully. This new product I will not try….spray a liquid on my clothing?!? Maybe for people without allergies. But let me share with you all…I didn’t always have skin allergies. My dermatologist informed me about how I developed them: from years of exposure to the perfumes and chemicals in the fabric softeners I was using, thereby creating the allergy over time. Now I have to be extremely careful the detergents, softeners, even lotions I use. Please bring back the Naked Sheets!!!
Great idea, poor execution
I LOVE the idea of this product, and was VERY excited when I saw it at the store. Couldn’t wait to try it. Unfortunately, after about 3 or 4 times, the sprayer froze. I tried rinsing it out to see if it would unclog, but no luck. Very disappointed. Hopefully, method will rework the sprayer, until then I am back to Bounce dryer sheets since I can’t get method dryer sheets anywhere around here.
Love the product..hate the trigger
I love using Method for all my laundry needs, it’s perfect for my kids sensitive skin, it cleans well and the smell is wonderful. My only issue is the trigger pump for the dryer activated softener. It broke half way through the first bottle I bought. Thinking it was my fault, I bought another bottle and that one didn’t even make it through a 1/4 of the way… I would like to continue buying this product but for now I’m gonna refuse because the bottle doesn’t work :(
I purchased your “dryer-activated fabric softener” at Target recently
and the spray pump broke– I’m not even 1/2 way through the bottle. I
have tried cleaning the pump out several times it appears to have a
clog that just won’t loosen. I am very dissatisfied with this product what a waste of money. I did like the product when the pump worked, but now it’s useless so I gave it 1 star.
fantastic little thing
I love this product!!! I can spray more on static prone items and then less on other items. The smell is fantastic and having so many loads all kept in a small bottle, I love it! I have noticed some issues with the spray too. I really really hope method will forever keep this product just maybe work on the nozzle. I really love having a fabric softener that doesn’t burn my eyes.. some of the other brands are so potent. Thanks method for being such a wonderful company, where I feel safe using your products around my house.
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!
I love the smell of this product, but the formula is too thick and the spray mechanism is too weak. The liquid clogs up the nozzle and I can’t use this new product, such a waste of money.
Method should pull this product off shelves until they figure out a better formula. But since they are a business…they will leave this product on shelves allowing people to waste money, while they take their sweet time fixing the defects of this product.
Great concept Method, but you let being one of the first dry-activated fabric softener sprays on the market, outweigh the fact that the product doesn’t work.
I want my money back and a new bottle once you’ve fixed the problem.
(I do love the idea of this product, but it just doesn’t work.)
bad pump for me too
i’d love to rate this higher, i love method products. but i only got to use it for 2 loads before my pump started seizing up. first time it was great, second time it started to spray funny, and by the third time, nothing came out. rinsing with water didn’t help. because now the pump handle doesn’t even squeeze it is locked up completely. please figure out a new system. otherwise its $7 down the tubes.
Love the product, hate the pump
We purchased this fabric softener because a) we love the method brand and b) our dog has a tendency to eat dryer sheets for some unknown reason. The fabric softener is amazing–great smell and no dryer sheet. The only real downside to this product is the bottle/pump. I’ll spray twice and the pump locks up or, like now, won’t work at all. We’re trying to switch it into a bottle with a more “heavy-duty” pump, but it’s really the only disappointing thing about this product.
Yet another bad pump
What am I doing wrong? Four or five loads, then the sprayer clogged. After several hours of soaking the sprayer in hot water and working at it, I got it working again. I’ll try vigorous shaking before each use, but if it clogs again… How did this problem not get solved in R & D? Four stars for the product, -3 for the sprayer!
My trigger sprayer broke also
Wow! I can’t believe how many people are having problems with the sprayer on this product. Only got to use mine with 4 loads of laundry. I have email Method about a replacement. Waiting on them to reply. I gave them a 3 star rating only because the sprayer breaking it would have been a 5 star. I love their products and hope they can fix this problem.
I read the reviews about the bad pum and didn’t really believe that Method would put out a malfunctioning product, but sure enough my pump is not working. I sprayed 4 times into one load of laundry and on spray #5, nothing. The trigger didn’t even move. I’m so disappointed.
so good, yet so bad
I’ve never had an experience like this with a Method product before and I use just about everything. I was so excited when this dryer activated fabric softener was released and was anxious to try it. I picked it up today and it worked beautifully for the first load and then the bottle totally failed. After the first 4 sprays into the first load of laundry, nothing came out. It wasn’t broken, wasn’t dried up, it just didn’t spray anything. A couple of drips from the nozzle, but the trigger didn’t even move. I am so disappointed.
Contact Method re: pump problems
I heard back from Method in record time. They acknowledged a problem with a batch of the spray fabric softener that caused malfunctioning of the pump. They offered me a voucher for a free Method product. I appreciated their willingness to help. If you are experiencing a similar problem contact Method- be prepared to give them the lot number from the bottle.
I’m giving this product 3 stars because it does work and smells great, but after five uses, the trigger stopped working. I have followed instructions, shaking the product before use, but to no avail it stopped working. I’ve soaked it in hot water to get it going, but doesn’t work. In Canada it’s expensive ($7.99) and I won’t be buying another one to see if that trigger will work.
Multiple Broken Nozzles
I love, love, LOVE Method products and was really excited to try this softener. Unfortunately, during the first use, the pump got clogged. I went upstairs, tried to transfer the liquid to a new bottle, but it clogged that one too. Then I tried a different type of nozzle…still no success. I will rate the product a 3 as it did make the clothes super soft and smell fantastic. Unfortunately, I don´t think I will be buying it again since there seems to be an issue with clogging. I would have thought this would be resolved before going to market, but maybe I just got a bad batch. Still, it is enough for me not to try it again. Sorry guys :(
I have always liked method’s dryer cloths but they are difficult to find in stores so I was exited to try this out. I was happy with the first 4 loads but then the pump broke. Thinking it was a fluke I bought a second bottle but I’ve only gotten 1 load done and the pump is broke. It is disappointing because the product works well.