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.

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

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This is the most recent update of a post I originally published on March 9, 2015. It was last updated on June 6, 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:

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 commission at no extra cost to you. This is a very large part of what keeps Logical Harmony running – Thank you!

(25) Comments

  1. Sarah Diaz Weakley says:

    Thank you for making this available on the home page! It was exactly what I came to your site to look for!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    1. They are also in Dallas now.

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

    1. 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. 🙂

  5. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

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