About this product
Method’s Wild Rhubarb scented All Floor Cleaner, is a fruity fragranced, non-toxic and biodegradable floor cleaning solution. Method, who is easily recognised for their innovative and creative approach to cleaning products. They are also a Certified B Corporation which means that they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
This product works well with a flat headed mop (example). You can effortlessly use it on any floor in your house without needing a bucket of water. Simply squirt this cleaner directly onto your dirty floor and mop it in long strokes to get the job done in a matter of minutes.
Did you know
The Rhubarb Triangle
Many of us have heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but did you know there is a Rhubarb Triangle and that it’s in England. It is a 9 square mile (23 km2) triangle in West Yorkshire, England between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell, famous for producing early forced rhubarb (source). Like champagne or Stilton cheese before it, ‘Yorkshire forced rhubarb’ has Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO).
First mention of rhubarb in English literature
One of, if not the earliest mention of rhubarb in English literature comes in 1390 when it is mentioned in Huchowne’s aka Little Hugh’s, ‘Pistel of Swete Susan’ where he says:
“…Columbyne and charuwé clottes thei creve,
With ruwe and rubarbe ragget ariht’
“…caraway flourishing in clumps
rue; rhubarb; ragged in the right way”
Rhubarb more expensive than cocaine?
Rhubarb had been used as a laxative in Chinese medicine since ancient times (source). The silk road traveller and merchant Marco Polo is credited with introducing the crop to Europe in the 13th Century. By 1657 the plants medicinal values were so lauded and in such demand in England, that it command three times the price of Opium (the main ingredient in cocaine) (source).