Vegan Laundry Detergent
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. But thankfully there are many vegan options, including some new companies with a focus on sustainable packaging.
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?This post may contain affiliate links.
List of Vegan Laundry Detergents
Tru Earth laundry strips are made in Canada. They are available by subscription and ship in an envelope saving on carbon emissions and unnecessary bottle packaging.
According to the company website as of January 2021, “Tru Earth laundry detergent is a vegan product: no animal-derived ingredients are used in it, and no testing on animals has been conducted by us or our ingredient suppliers. We voluntarily publish our ingredients list and MSDS as part of our commitments to transparency and sustainability.”
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.
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.
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.
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 was recently acquired by SC Johnson, a company which tests on animals. Method’s products are still not tested on animals but profits from their sales may benefit SC Johnson.
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.
You can use this biodegradable vegan chlorine-free oxygen bleach for laundry and for your toilet! It’s grit may help tackle issues other vegan toilet bowl cleaners leave behind. 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.
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.