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The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products

Looking for cruelty-free cleaning products? This guide has you covered! Logical Harmony helps make cruelty-free easy!

So many people ask for help when it comes to cruelty-free cleaning products. When it comes to keeping your home clean, a lot of us grow up with a lot of brand loyalty. We grow up seeing our parents buy specific brands and once we’re out on our own, most people continue to buy those same brands. A lot of people also don’t realize that cleaning products are often tested on animals. It can be one of the last cruelty-free swaps people make.

Thankfully, it’s now easier than ever to find cruelty-free cleaning options. No matter what you’re looking to replace there are easy swaps. So whether that’s dishwasher soap, a good all-purpose cleaner, laundry soap, specialty cleaners, glass cleaner, or other options, this list has you covered.

Editor’s Note: By using the affiliate links in this post you are supporting Logical Harmony! How does it work? When you purchase a product through one of these links Logical Harmony gets a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a very large part of what keeps Logical Harmony running – Thank you!

Some of the best-selling cruelty-free cleaning products are:

This is the most recent update of a post I originally published on March 9, 2015. It was last updated on March 18, 2020.

Brands that make Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products:

This list covers all sorts of cruelty-free cleaning products. It includes everything from laundry soap to kitchen cleaners to bathroom cleaners to all-purpose cleaners and everything in between. All of these brands have vegan options and it is also noted if they are completely vegan. Most of these can be easily found in stores and online.

Cruelty-Free All-Purpose Cleaners:

These are cleaners that you can use for anything. These brands make different suggestions on how to use the products, but you can use them to wash dishes, clean surfaces, do laundry, and wash your hands, hair, and body too. These general-purpose cleaners are from cruelty-free brands and these specific ones are also vegan-friendly.

Cruelty-Free Laundry Soap and Laundry Treatments:

Aside from the all-purpose cleaners mentioned above, there are quite a few cruelty-free brands that make laundry soaps and laundry treatments.

What cleaning brands should you avoid?

If you’re wanting to buy from cruelty-free brands, the following are brands to avoid as they are not cruelty-free by Logical Harmony standards. This is just a small list of brands to avoid, but these are some of the most commonly found.

  • 409
  • All
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Clorox
  • Dettol
  • Fabuloso
  • Fairy Dish
  • Lysol
  • OxiClean
  • Persil
  • Tide
  • Windex

Some of the best-selling cruelty-free cleaning products are:

Editor’s Note: By using the affiliate links in this post you are supporting Logical Harmony! How does it work? When you purchase a product through one of these links Logical Harmony gets a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a very large part of what keeps Logical Harmony running – Thank you!

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21 Comments

  • Reply lisa Sunday - June 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    hi tashina, what type of ingredients would make a soap or cleaner cruelty free but not vegan? thanks for all the information on your site, it makes life easier

  • Reply Jessica Blaylock Wednesday - May 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Another market to add to this list is Sprouts. They’re like a mini Whole Foods but sell a lot of the same products for a cheaper price. They have locations in California only so far, but hopefully the will have more stores in other US states.

  • Reply Yesenia R Thursday - March 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    What about Mrs. Meyers? I thought they were cruelty free? Possibly vegan?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Hi Yesenia!

      Mrs. Meyers is cruelty free, but they are owned by a brand who tests on animals. 🙁 I have decided to not add brands with parent companies who tests to these lists because there are so many cruelty free brands who aren’t owned by a company who tests. Logical Harmony would rather support those brands. 🙂

  • Reply Miranda Larson Wednesday - March 11, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Do you happen to know if Seventh Generation only recently got their Leaping Bunny certification? I was really weirded out at the store recently when I looked at multiple products of theirs–some had the Leaping Bunny symbol and some didn’t.

    Btw, I absolutely LOVE Biokleen!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      I don’t believe it is recent. It’s not uncommon for symbols to not appear on packaging though, so I wouldn’t let it worry you. 🙂

  • Reply dcgurl Tuesday - March 10, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I would definitely love to see this list become more expanded – maybe after some time. Currently I’m trying to find vegan equivalents for Febreeze spray, Jet Dry and Vacuum rug cleaning powder.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - May 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Yes! I am hoping that it can expand too. If there are any brands you are curious about, please let me know. 🙂

    • Reply Elizabeth Reinbolt Thursday - June 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I believe I found that Method has air fresheners as well. I’m going to buy some tomorrow. 😀

    • Reply Kristen Monday - September 21, 2015 at 4:30 am

      I believe biokleen has a Fabreeze spray but I’ve only found it on their website. I love biokleen products!!

      • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - September 21, 2015 at 7:58 am

        I had no idea. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

      • Reply CaseyRae Saturday - March 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

        J.R. Watkins makes room sprays and they small AMAZING

  • Reply cathryn2 Tuesday - March 10, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Don’t forget about Earth Friendly Products there one of my favorite!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - July 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for suggesting them! I’ve reached out and hope to add them to the list soon.

  • Reply Devyn Hinchee Monday - March 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I’ve been using Method products for a while now, would absolutely recommend them to anyone! I love that I can buy anything I want from the line and know that I’m getting a cruelty-free and vegan product 🙂

  • Reply kalyn Monday - March 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I’m a Method junkie! I prefer to not worry about label reading, so I always default to Method since it’s 100% vegan. Which Dr. Bronner’s soaps aren’t vegan?

    For some reason, I’d always been under the impression that Seventh Generation was owned by a parent company that isn’t cruelty-free. Glad to see that isn’t the case!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      The Dr. Bronner’s soaps are vegan, but they have other products that contain animal ingredients. I didn’t want to mislead people who may buy other items thinking the brand is a vegan brand 🙂 Seventh Generation is another great options!

      • Reply Debi Queen Saturday - July 11, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Where can you purchase these cleaning products??

        • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - October 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

          Most of them are available all over! Aside from the Whole Foods house brand, all others are available from many small and mass retailers as well as many online stores. Target, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, Vitacost… They are available in lots of places! It’s awesome!

  • Reply LittleMonsterx14 Monday - March 9, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I use Method and Seventh Gen all the time, love them! I started using them when I got my apartment in college and I don’t think I’ll stop anytime soon 🙂

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