Laundry detergent… it’s essential and it’s not easy to find one that’s cruelty-free. So I’ve gathered them all in one post! Plus some fabric softener options.
Most of the detergents below are suitable for both top-loading and front-loading washing machines. Also, they tend to be greener and less toxic than traditional detergents, which is always a plus. If you’re sensitive to a specific ingredient, definitely check the labels to ensure that those ingredients aren’t in there. Green detergents are generally more gentle, but they’re not perfect.
*All of the brands mentioned in this article are cruelty-free, although some are owned by a parent company that tests on animals. This is the case for Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyers, which are cruelty-free themselves but are owned by S.C. Johnson and Unilever respectively.
3. Scent + Dye Free Dropps (Laundry Detergent) — These are capsules you just pop in the washer.
5. ECOS Magnolia & Lily (Laundry Detergent w/ Softener) — I’m currently using this one and we purchase it from Costco. It’s Leaping Bunny-certified.
1. Soap Nuts (Laundry Detergent, $32.24 for 1lb) — 100% natural detergent. I have yet to try this myself, but some people swear by these.
2. Dropps Orange Blossom Scent Booster (Fabric Softener, $28 for 6-pack) — Abe’s stocks many Dropps products.
3. Molly’s Suds (Powder Laundry Detergent, $13.99) — Leaping Bunny-certified.
4. HomeLogic Citrus Grove (Laundry Detergent, $32 for 2-pack) — PETA-certified. Great reviews.
5. Puracy Free & Clear (Laundry Detergent, $17.99) — Leaping Bunny-certified.
I hope these suggestions will work out for you! Have you tried any of these brands? Please leave your opinions on the comments!
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.