30+ Cruelty-Free & Vegan Cleaning Products for A Conscious Home

Choosing cruelty-free and vegan cleaning products is an easy way to create a more conscious home. With many effective brands available, making the switch is simple. Discover how these products clean effectively and contribute to a kinder lifestyle!
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Switching to cruelty-free and vegan cleaning products is a fantastic way to create a more natural, kind, and thoughtful home environment. Nowadays, there are plenty of vegan cleaning brands that rival generic ones in effectiveness and price. Not to mention, the packaging of cruelty-free products is often more visually appealing, and these brands prioritize environmental friendliness.

So, why do some people still stick to outdated brands like Dawn, Tide, and Windex, which test on animals and contain harsh chemicals? It all boils down to habit. But breaking that habit is easier than you might think. Once you try some new alternatives, you’ll discover how simple and enjoyable cruelty-free living can be!

Below you’ll find a list of vegan brands that are 100% cruelty free and vegan—our favorite type of company to support! We hope this helps you navigate the transition to a thoughtfully stocked home with products that work well, smell amazing, are made from natural and healthful ingredients, and are kind to animals and our planet. 

Ready to upgrade your current cleaning products for something even better?

Best Vegan Cleaning Product Brands

Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Brands 

These brands are fully vegan and make vegan cleaning products that you can count on to be cruelty-free. The brands below vary in eco-friendliness, so you might look for the best options for you that are both sustainable and fit within your budget. There are even some brands striving to make completely zero-waste cleaning products which excites us beyond measure!

A hand holding up a bottle of Branch Basics plant-based laundry detergent.

Cruelty-Free Brands With Vegan Options 

The following brands are cruelty-free, meaning they don’t test on animals. While many of their products are also vegan, they’re not a fully vegan company and some of their products may contain animal products (such as honey or wool).  

Woman unboxing a delivery from Grove Collaborative with eco-friendly vegan cleaning products.

Vegan Brand But Parent Company Isn’t Cruelty-Free

As natural cleaning product companies have grown and been acquired by larger parent companies, we often see longtime cruelty-free brands start to fall under the umbrella of a parent company that does test on animals. Any company that sells in china is required by law to test on animals, which makes this situation even more commonplace, even if there is truly no need for testing. The following brands are vegan themselves, but owned by a parent company that is not vegan and does test on animals.

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UK Vegan Cleaning Product Brands 

The list of vegan cleaning product brands above are all widely distributed across the United States, and some of them are available internationally. But there are also some exciting brands sprouting up in the UK! 

Brands That Are NOT Vegan 

The following brands are not vegan, nor are they cruelty free. Most of these brands also use chemicals and synthetic ingredients that are known to be unhealthy for humans as well as our environment. Please be wary of these brands, and perhaps consider reaching for a brand that is actively working to create a better world. We vote with our dollars, after all! 

  • 409
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Bounce
  • Clorox
  • Dawn
  • Dettol
  • Downy
  • Gain
  • Glade
  • Lysol
  • Mr. Clean
  • Oxi Clean
  • Persil
  • Resolve
  • Scotch-Brite
  • Swiffer
  • Tide
  • Windex

How to Give Your Home a Cruelty-Free Makeover

In this YouTube video, Toni and I visit her father’s house and give his home a vegan makeover. We swap out his not-so-natural products for vegan versions that will be better for him and better for the world. Take a look and take away some inspiration to do the same to your own home, one room at a time!

Here are household cleaning products that may need an upgrade: 

Creating A Conscious Home (Podcast Episode)

In this Episode of the Plant-Powered People Podcast we take a deep dive into cruelty-free living and what it looks like to create a cruelty-free home, a vegan home, a “conscious home.”

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12 comments
  1. ** (not “you, yourself”, but “the article writer”, as I just noticed the name of the responding is not the same as the article writer, oops)

  2. “The companies themselves might not be 100% vegan, but the cleaning products we mention are vegan-friendly. Thank you!” ..Yes, but you yourself separated companies into categories, such as “100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free Brands” and “Cruelty-Free Brands With Vegan Options […some of their products may contain animal products (such as honey or wool).]” so I would have thought you would want to be informed so you could update your listings as appropriate.

  3. Branch Basics sells wool dryer balls.

    • Thanks for the heads up! They’re cleaning products are still vegan-friendly, which is awesome. Best to avoid buying the wool dryer balls, though 🙂

  4. Puracy sells brushes with bristles made of horse hair.

    • Good to know! Not all products from all companies listed are entirely 100% vegan. We like to share the vegan cleaning options that are available in each line. Avoiding the brushes with horse hair is a must. Thank you!

  5. Public Goods sells wool dryer balls.

    • We appreciate you letting us know about all of the non-vegan items for each company 🙂 The companies themselves might not be 100% vegan, but the cleaning products we mention are vegan-friendly. Hopefully, vegans would know not to buy items made from wool. Thank you!

  6. Nature Clean sells wool dryer balls.

    • Thanks for the comment. We’re confident that our vegan readers will not choose wool cleaning items from any company. But, we appreciate you letting us know!

  7. Blueland sells wool dryer balls.

    • Thanks for alerting us to all of the non-vegan items for each company 🙂 The companies themselves might not be 100% vegan, but the cleaning products we mention are vegan-friendly. Thank you!

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