Vegan & Cruelty-Free Laundry Brands

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Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Laundry Detergent Brands

cruelty-free laundry brands

I haven’t met a mom yet that said, “I love doing laundry!” However, it’s one of those must-do things so our home doesn’t smell like a boy’s locker room. 

Since, popular brands like Tide and Gain test on animals, we have to find better alternatives.  So I created this list of cruelty-free laundry detergent brands that’ll leave your clothes so fresh and clean!

Keep reading to learn which cruelty-free brands to buy!

In a hurry? Here are our top picks!

Biokleen Natural Detergent

EOCS Laundry Detergent

Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Detergent

Puracy Natural Laundry Detergent

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Detergents

All of the brands are vegan and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, Peta, or Choose Cruelty-Free. 

Note: Brands marked with an asterisk (*) are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

1. Biokleen Natural Laundry Detergent

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This 3x concentrated laundry detergent uses a combination of plant-based surfactants and extracts to eliminate stains but be gentle on even delicate fabrics.  Biokleen laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, gluten-free, and comes in a variety of scents. 

2. ECOS

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This detergent can be used on all fabrics, colors, and water temperatures. It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and is scented with natural fragrances and essential oils. ECOS laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and available in a variety of scents. 

3. Mrs. Meyer’s*

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This liquid detergent will combat the dirt and grime while leaving a pleasant smell to your clothes. It is formulated using essential oils and plant-derived ingredients. This biodegradable detergent is available in Lemon Verbena and Lavender. Mrs. Meyer’s laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

4. Puracy

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This ten times concentrated detergent was developed by doctors to help those with sensitive skin and allergies. It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and uses naturally derived ingredients to remove stains and eliminate odors. Puracy natural laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe.

5. Seventh Generation*

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This kosher detergent is formulated with plant-based ingredients that are tough on stains yet gentle on fabric. It is safe for all machines and is available as liquid, powder, and packs. Seventh Generation laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

6. Nellie’s Natural

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This laundry soda will leave your clothes fresh and clean without the harsh chemicals. It is a powdered detergent that can be used in all machines. Nellie’s Natural laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan.

7. Attitude

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This non-toxic detergent is made with plant and mineral-based ingredients. It is hypoallergenic, eco-friendly can be used in all machines, and is available in a variety of scents. Attitude laundry detergent is Peta certified cruelty-free and vegan.

8. Ecover*

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This concentrated laundry detergent uses naturally derived active ingredients that remove dirt and stains. The formula is designed to get your clothes spotless yet smelling good. It is gluten-free, biodegradable, and septic system safe.  Ecover detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan and available in a variety of scents. 

9. Meliora

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This laundry powder is scented with certified organic essential oils. It is safe for all machines and available in Lavender, Lemon, Unscented, and Lemon Lavender Clove. Meliora powdered laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan.

10. Tangie 

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This detergent bar can be made into a paste and wash up to 256 loads of clothes.  It is an eco-friendly and zero waste alternative to common detergents.  Tangie laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan.

11. Live For Tomorrow

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This super-concentrated detergent is biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and scented with essential oils. It is available in Rosemary Orange Blossom or unscented. Live for Tomorrow laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

12. Method*

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This detergent uses naturally derived ingredients that fight tough dirt and stains. This gluten-free laundry detergent is also available in detergent packs and pumps. Method laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free and vegan. 

13. Sun & Earth

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This natural detergent is hypoallergenic and good for babies and those with sensitive skin. It is biodegradable, gluten-free, kosher, and is available in several scents. Sun & Earth laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

14. Earthy 

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This laundry detergent uses non-toxic plant-derived ingredients to remove tough stains. It is biodegradable, gluten-free, and can be used in all temperatures and machines. Earthy laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and comes in a variety of scents. 

15. Better Life 

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This non-toxic laundry detergent was created by two fathers that wanted a cleaner to tackle tough messes without hurting kids and pets. It is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable. Better Life laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan and does not contain harsh chemicals. 

16. Eco Nuts

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This detergent is made from soap nuts. These soap nuts or berries release a surfactant when used in the washer, that cleans your clothes. Eco Nuts laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and available in a liquid detergent for those that have HE machines or hard water.

17. Molly’s Suds

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This detergent is formulated especially for babies and those with sensitive skin. This gluten and preservative-free detergent is compatible with all machines and temperatures. It is available in liquid and powdered form. Molly’s Suds detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan.

18. Go by Greenshield Organics 

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This organic laundry detergent can get rid of stains and odors while keeping the fabric soft. It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and available in several scents. Go by Greenshield is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and certified organic. The bottles are made with sustainable sugarcane and are 100% recyclable. 

19. Fit Organic

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This detergent is perfect for delicate fabric and safe enough for babies. It is available in Lemongrass Tangerine and Free & Clear. Fit Organic laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and certified organic. 

20. Little Twig

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This gluten-free laundry detergent was made with little ones in mind. It is formulated for baby’s sensitive skin and can be used on cloth diapers and other kids’ messes. Little Twig detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

21. Rebel Green

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This organic detergent is formulated for those with sensitive skin. It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and available in a variety of scents. Rebel Green laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, vegan, and certified organic. 

22. Caldrea*

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This laundry detergent is formulated using plant-derived surfactants that will remove tough stains without harming your clothes. It is biodegradable and safe for all fabrics and machines. Caldrea laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan. It is chlorine and phosphate-free and available in several scents. 

23. The Good Home Co.

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This detergent is formulated using plant and mineral, and sulfate-free ingredients. It is tough on dirt but gentle enough for diapers and silk. It is available in a variety of scents. The Good Home Co. laundry detergent is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan. 

24. Astonish Non-Bio Laundry Detergent

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This laundry detergent and fabric softener combo that is dermatologically tested. Its super-concentrated formula will leave your clothes fresh and clean. Astonish Cleaners Non-Bio 2 in 1 detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan and comes in a variety of scents. 

25. Planet

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This detergent is perfect for babies and those with sensitive skin. This biodegradable detergent is effective in all water temperatures and machines.

Planet Ultra Laundry Detergent is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free, vegan, and septic system safe. 

Wrap Up: Cruelty-Free Laundry Brands

It’s wonderful to know that there are so many cruelty-free laundry detergents available. The best bit is that many of the brands on the list are also vegan and non-toxic. 

Want more cruelty-free cleaners? Check out these posts:

Have you tried any of the cruelty-free laundry detergents on this list? Do you have a question about a brand not on the list? Leave your questions and comments below.

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20 Comments

  1. What an awesome list. I’ve never real thought of detergent in this manner before. It’s usually make-up that gets advertised as being cruelty-free and not tested on animals. The brands aren’t familiar, but in supermarkets here I’ve seen earth-friendly detergents, which is probably similar if not the same. I’ve also never heard anyone mention loving doing laundry. The only people who appear to love it are those moms in the detergent adverts!

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      I never thought that laundry detergents could be cruelty-free either until I started researching for this blog.

  2. Whoa! Amazing lists of products!!! JazakilAllahu Khayr for sharing this with us ?

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      Thank you. I’m glad you liked the list.

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      Yep…I’m a bit of an information nerd so I try to provide a lot of relevant information.

  3. I’ve been trying to go completely cruelty free but it’s difficult because a lot of cruelty free products aren’t easily available in Pakistan. Luckily Astonish detergent is available here. I’ve been using it for a couple months and I love it. Thanks for sharing this list!

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      I struggled with the same problem when I first moved to Germany. Most of the other cruelty-free blogs were based in N. America and many of those products weren’t available or didn’t deliver internationally. Which is one of the reasons I started this blog 🙂

  4. Everyone in my family suffers from sensitive skin so my the detergents and comforters we use on our clothes when doing the laundry is so important. I suffer from eczema so it’s imperative it’s not sensitive.

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      Many commercial detergents not only test on animals but are not for people with sensitive skin. So I’m glad this list has some options that your family can use.

  5. Thank you for sharing! I have been thinking to change over to ecover after I used it at a holiday cottage we were at recently. Hadn’t realised it was cruelty free.

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      You’re welcome. I’m glad you learned something new!

  6. Hafsa Waseela says:

    Thank you for sharing the varied types of products. May Allah reward you

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      You’re welcome. I hope you found something new to try out for your family.

  7. It’s my first time here and got amazed at what you do. Keep on sharing cruelty-free lifestyle related posts!!
    It seems that these products aren’t available in my country but looking forward to find alternatives.

  8. Yousra Naeem says:

    Wide range of products. I have never heard of something like this before. Loved it! Thank you for sharing ♥

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      You’re welcome…I’m glad you like the list!

  9. Megan Reid says:

    Ecover and Method are no longer cruelty free and no longer display the hopping bunny logo. Both companies were bought on the quiet by SG Johnsons who does carry out laboratory animal testing.

    1. Nikki Flowers says:

      Hello Megan,
      Yes they are both owned by SC Johnson, a parent company that tests on animals. But Ecover and Method are both Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. It’s optional for a company to place the logo on their products.

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