Disclosure: This post is sponsored by method.
In an effort to increase access to national parks and promote equity in outdoor spaces, method is partnering with Fifty-Nine Parks and releasing a limited-edition collection of gel and foaming hand wash featuring artwork highlighting five national parks and scents inspired by the outdoors.
Supporting the National Park Foundation's ParkVentures program, method is helping to fund grants for programs and activities aimed to forge relationships between national parks and communities that have been historically excluded from and denied a sense of belonging to the nation's outdoor spaces.
The outdoors, particularly the nation's national parks, should not be exclusionary spaces. These places are protected for the enjoyment of everyone, no matter their background or socioeconomic status. There isn't a “right way” to recreate outdoors in our national parks. So long as you're respectful of the space and those around you while observing Leave No Trace guidelines and adhering to park regulations, there's nothing wrong with how you choose to enjoy these natural wonders.
With method's limited-edition collection of hand wash, you can bring the beauty of the national parks straight to your sink – all the beauty and none of the bugs. The five park-inspired designs and scents, woodlands (Sequoia), harbor cove (Acadia), alpine meadow (Mount Rainier), paradise reef (Dry Tortugas), and desert citrus (Grand Canyon). Need to finally make that trip to one of the aforementioned parks happen? Get a park-inspired soap and commit to going once you've used the whole thing up.
Interested in all five? Exclusively from method directly, you can also get a Fifty-Nine Parks screen print of Mount Rainier when you check out with the collector set (which ships free).
In addition to supporting the ParkVentures program, method's products are cruelty-free (products are tested by people and never on animals), made without parabens or phthalates, and are increasing post-consumer recycled content (which now includes aluminum). On top of that, a research firm assesses all ingredients used by method products to verify the safety of each for both people and the environment.
Yes, it's just soap, but soap is something we all use every day and that we all have in our homes (if you don't find yourself falling into this category you may need to examine your handwashing habits) – better to get your soap from a company that has committed to contributing to making a positive change in the world than one out simply to make a buck.
You can find the entire collection of gel hand wash from method here.