Vegan Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Switching to a vegan toilet bowl cleaner 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 Clorox out of the running. Here’s a list of the top-reviewed vegan toilet bowl cleaners from cruelty-free brands. I’ve included the brands’ policies on ingredients and animal testing.
Seventh Generation, Method, 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 toilet cleaner is right for you and your toilet?
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List of Vegan Toilet Bowl Cleaners
This toilet scrub is effective but the scent is gentle on the nose for people with chemical sensitivities. 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.
For best results, squirt this vegan toilet bowl cleaner under the rim and let sit for a few minutes before flushing or scrubbing. 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. May not be strong enough for hard water deposits. EU Ecolabel certified.
Septic safe and 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.
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.
*Update: 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 toilet bowl cleaner is biodegradable, septic safe, and made in the U.S.A. For best results, let it soak in the bowl for a bit before scrubbing. 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 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.”
If you can find it in a store somewhere – Bio-Pac is a vegan and cruelty-free company and they make a vegan automatic toilet bowl cleaner.