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Ultimate Vegan & Cruelty-Free Laundry Product List

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Shopping for cruelty-free and animal-free household products can be a pain because manufacturers are not required by law to carry an ingredient list. This means we have no idea what we are buying unless a manufacturer voluntarily lists their ingredients. You can imagine what a headache this is for those of us wanting to avoid animal ingredients or by-products in our household!

Animal Ingredients In Laundry Products

Let’s first begin by asking what animal ingredients are commonly found in laundry detergents and products?

Processed animal fats are commonly used as a surfactant in laundry products and according to Veganissimo A to Z, some laundry detergents may also contain enzymes obtained from the organs of killed animals. For example, lipase derived from the pancreas of animals (usually pigs) are added to many laundry detergents in order to improve the cleansing affect in soap production.

How To Find Vegan Laundry Products

I find the best way to ensure household products are indeed vegan and do not contain any sort of animal ingredients or by-products is to contact the company directly and ask. I’ve already done the research and homework and I’m happy to bring you this ultimate vegan and cruelty-free laundry products guide!

Below you will find cruelty-free and vegan liquid laundry detergents, powdered laundry detergents, both marked with fragrance-free options, as well as, chlorine-free bleach or laundry whiteners, stain & odor removers, and fabric softeners!

Vegan Laundry Detergents (Liquid)

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Brands marked with * have fragrance-free option

1. Nature Clean*
2. Biokleen*
3. Common Good*
4. Friendly Organic*
5. Ecover
6. Citra Solv*

7. Astonish
8. Allen’s Naturally
9. Seventh Generation*
10. Method*
11. Earth Friendly Products*
12. Mrs. Meyers

13. Live For Tomorrow*
14. Eco Me*
15. Puracy*
16. Better Life
17. Eco Nuts Soap


 

Vegan Laundry Detergents (Powdered)

Powdered Laundry Detergent

Brands marked with * have fragrance-free option

1. Biokleen*
2. Nellie’s*
3. Nature Clean*

4. Seventh Generation*
5. Eco Nuts Soap
6. Allen’s Naturally


Vegan and Cruelty-Free Chlorine-Free Bleach and Laundry Whiteners

Chlorine-Free Brighteners and Whiteners

1. Seventh Generation
2. Earth Friendly Products
3. Nature Clean

4. Biokleen
5. Nellie’s
6. Eco Me


Vegan and Cruelty-Free Laundry Stain and Odor Removers

Stain and Odor Removal

1. Nature Clean
2. Ecover
3. Eco Nuts Soap
4. Seventh Generation

5. Puracy
6. Better Life
7. Earth Friendly Products
8. Friendly Organic

9. Astonish
10.Citrasolv
11.  Biokleen


Vegan and Cruelty-Free Fabric Softeners

Fabric Softener

1. Seventh Generation
2. Nature Clean
3. Friendly Organic

4. Allen’s Naturally
5. Live For Tomorrow


It should be noted that Ecover and Method are both certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny however they have admitted to testing on daphnia (water fleas). Learn more about daphnia testing and why it is an issue on Logical Harmony, here.

Have you tried any of these vegan laundry products before? Leave a comment below and tell us your experience! 

8 Responses
  • t.l. Richey
    September 4, 2017

    I wish someone could come up with a monthly magazine to educate/inform people on cruelty free products for their everyday lives! Thanks..

  • Kait Leonard
    January 26, 2017

    Meyers is owned by Johnson.

  • Claire Collins
    October 24, 2016

    Molly’s Suds is vegan and cruelty free … laundry products, pet shampoos, many others. They do, however, sell the wool balls to use in a dryer.

  • Melissa R Overton
    September 19, 2016

    Thanks for listing the powder laundry detergent! My husband does not like liquid laundry detergent because of the “mess”.
    What is your favorite?
    I’m a little nervous to look at the makeup lists. I had no idea animal stuff was used in the big name laundry soaps. Yikes!

  • margaux
    August 7, 2016

    OBSESSED with your blog! Keep it and keep on spreading the vegan message! But I had a question, why are all of the method products crossed out?
    thanks xx

    • Vicky Ly
      August 7, 2016

      Aw, so glad to hear you’re enjoying my blog!!! =D

      There’s a little note at the bottom explaining why.. I’ve edited it to be more noticeable now! =) But basically, Method (as well as their parent company, Ecover) have confirmed that their products/ingredients are tested on daphnia (water fleas).

      Logical Harmony has a detailed article about the recent findings, which you can read here! http://logicalharmony.net/is-method-cruelty-free/

      Although both Ecover and Method are Leaping Bunny certified.. unfortunately I personally don’t think that daphnia testing is necessary and it’s still part of “animal testing” so sadly I’m removing Ecover and Method from my list of cruelty-free brands =(

  • chelsea crook
    July 5, 2016

    Hi Vicky,

    I have just come across your website (blog). I love it! nice choice of colours. Anyway moving on i am glad to see the list of laundry detergents and fabric softeners you have listed. Thank you for taking the time to research products and state them on your blog, it makes life so much easier for me 🙂

    I will have a look at these brands and hopefully will be able to purchase them in the UK.

    I was came across your skin care blog, I was shopping today for a cleanser and saw the brand ‘Avene’ in Boots. I decided not to buy their products until i got home and did some research to find out if they are cruelty free/vegan, that’s when i seen your comments about this particular brand on your blog and i think its safe to say i won’t be purchasing their products.

    I think its a shame though because it looks like their products would suit my skin. (I have sensitive skin that is acne prone!) Maybe you could help me with this ?

    P..s keep up the good work.

    I am on Instagram if you would like to follow me @ Chelsea_crook_vegan

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