Switching to a vegan laundry detergent means finding a product with no animal ingredients from a company that doesn’t test on animals. That takes some of the most popular household brands like Tide and Clorox out of the running. Here’s a list of the top-reviewed vegan laundry detergents from cruelty-free brands. I’ve included the brands’ policies on ingredients and animal testing.

Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyers were purchased by companies that test on animals. I’ve starred their products and included further information so you can decide for yourself. Which vegan laundry detergent is right for you and your clothes?
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List of Vegan Laundry Detergents


Biokleen Laundry Liquid 

Available in a variety of scents including my favorite, Free & Clear. The new bottles are made of recycled cardboard and newspaper and use over 70% less plastic than most laundry bottles.
The biokleen website says “NO WAY! We have never ever tested a single Biokleen product on an animal, nor have we used animal ingredients in any formulation.” All Biokleen products are biodegradable. Biokleen is Leaping bunny certified, and EPA design for the environment certified.


Earth Friendly Products Ecos Laundry Detergent

The ECOS company website says their products are “never tested on animals” and they are Leaping Bunny certified. According to Leaping Bunny, all products are vegan.


Frosch Color Laundry Detergent


The Frosch website describes its products as “Vegan, no ingredients of animal origin” and customer service says from the beginning they have been opposed to animal testing.


Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent*

Available in a variety of scents including unscented. Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. The Seventh Generation website say “We are proud, that since our company’s founding in 1988, we have never, ever, conducted or commissioned any animal testing of our products or their ingredients.” and “all Seventh Generation products are free of animal products, and are vegan.”
*Seventh Generation was recently acquired by Unilever which does test on animals. It is currently unclear whether Seventh Generation will be a stand-alone subsidiary allowed to continue business according to its own principles. Either way, profits may benefit a company that tests on animals.


Method Laundry Detergent+

Available in a variety of scents as well as unscented.

The Method brand uses only vegan ingredients and does not conduct any animal testing or commission third party testing. Their website explicitly commits to this. They use alternative testing models, and all of their products are Leaping Bunny and Cruelty Free International certified.
+Method’s parent company Ecover briefly performed tests on water fleas, but after customer backlash they have doubled down on a no animal testing policy.


Method Laundry Detergent Refill+

You can use less plastic by purchasing refills for Method Laundry Detergent, or just purchase the refill to begin with.


Mrs. Meyer’s Laundry Detergent*

This vegan laundry detergent cleaner is biodegradable and made in the U.S.A. with 25% post-consumer recycled packaging. The Mrs. Meyers website says “Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day is a certified cruelty-free company for our no animal testing policy. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor are our products made with animal-derived ingredients.”

*Mrs. Meyer’s parent company SC Johnson tests on animals. Mrs. Meyer’s is a stand-alone subsidiary which means they can conduct business they way they always have. Either way, profits may benefit a company that tests on animals.


Biokleen Oxygen Bleach Plus

biokleen vegan oxygen bleach plus

You can use this biodegradable vegan chlorine-free oxygen bleach for laundry and for your toilet!
The biokleen website says “NO WAY! We have never ever tested a single Biokleen product on an animal, nor have we used animal ingredients in any formulation.” All Biokleen products are biodegradable. Biokleen is Leaping bunny certified, and EPA design for the environment certified.


Natural HomeLogic Laundry Detergent


According to their website, “Natural HomeLogic products are eco friendly, biodegradable, have never been tested on animals, and are proudly made in the U.S.A. Peta Approved & Vegan.”


The Good Home Co Laundry Detergent

According to Good Home’s website, all but two of their products are vegan. Their laundry detergent is vegan and is certified vegan by Vegan Action. They do not test on animals and are Leaping Bunny certified. Sulfate-free and phthalate-free.