Today, thousands of cosmetics and household-product companies have turned their backs on animal testing and started taking advantage of the many sophisticated non-animal testing methods available today—which range from cell and tissue cultures to computerized “structure-activity relationship” models. It’s easy to keep your conscience clear while you clean your clothes. These cruelty-free, vegan laundry detergent brands will lead the way!
Many people are under the misconception that when animals are used in household-product testing, only the final product is used on them, when in fact, they’re also subjected to testing for chemicals and other ingredients used in these products. Animals are often forced to inhale or swallow chemicals or have them dripped into their eyes, which causes swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, or even blindness. Rabbits—who are often victims of this abuse because of their docile nature—and other animals used for product testing are killed after the experiment is over. Learn more about these cruel practices here.
Here is a list of cruelty-free vegan laundry detergents made by companies that are against animal testing:
This plant-based formula is so concentrated that it was named “8X”! The smaller bottle means less plastic. We love products that are conscious of both animals and the planet.
You can’t go wrong with 64 loads and eight different scents of detergent to choose from.
This vegan and biodegradable formula contains no fragrance, dyes, or brighteners. The eco-conscious manufacturer also packages the detergent in plastic made from sugarcane. Yes, please.
Purchase refills so that you can reuse this handsome bottle.
This classic soap (first made in 1948!) is available in 10 scents and will take care of more than just your laundry. Use it for dishwashing or mopping, on your face and body, and more. Following this dilution cheat sheet will make your bottle last longer.
Just three simple ingredients and a little bit of elbow grease, and you’ll be on your way to clean clothes, the animal-friendly way.
This chemical-free detergent is available in Citrus Berry, Lavender Blossom, Vanilla Bean, and fragrance-free varieties. Eco-Me products also sport our cruelty-free bunny logo.
TJ’s carries this fantastic vegan detergent. Find a store here.
A round of applause is in order for this eco-bottle, which uses 100 percent recycled newspaper and cardboard and 70 percent less plastic than traditional bottles.
This Canadian company first started developing natural products in the 1960s to address a family member’s allergy attacks.
We love the dispenser pump on this phosphate- and dye-free detergent.
You’d think that 96 loads per 24-ounce bottle would be too good to be true, but this detergent lives up to its claims.
This formula removes body oils and perspiration from fibers that other detergents can’t touch.
14. Whole Foods Market 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent
Whole Foods carries a variety of vegan eco-friendly cleaning products. Find a store here.
Our reliable Cruelty-Free Database allows you to search any company to find out if it is naughty or nice to animals.
Take a stand against horrid tests on animals by pledging to be cruelty-free: