Very few of us actually enjoy cleaning but we can make the experience more rewarding by ensuring that the products we use are certified as not tested on animals. Here are ten different cleaning brands that are all animal friendly and help to look after our planet. Happy cleaning!
Started in 1989 by a founder searching for naturally derived cleaning products safe for both people and the environment, Bio-D products are certified by The Vegan Society, Cruelty Free International and Allergy UK. Over 65% of their packaging is made from bottles recycled in the UK (perhaps even from your own recycling bin!) and it is all fully recyclable. Products include hand soaps, fabric conditioner, furniture polish and saver bundles, so you can have Bio-D products to use in every room.
Australia based company Offspring deliver across America and Asia through their website and sell their products through a range of stockists. As well as their range of baby products, including wipes, nappies and bath products, Offspring also sell cleaning products, including trial packs. Their Fruit and Veggie spray can be used to remove any hidden nasties such as pesticides or wax from fresh produce, while their Baby Stain Remover should be able to tackle even the toughest stains! If Offspring wouldn’t use it on their children, they won’t include it in their products. Simple.
Smol supply their products directly to customers by post in 100% plastic-free packaging, with a new child-lock mechanism to stop little ones opening the package. Their bottles are made using recycled plastic and can either be recycled again or returned to Smol for refilling. With free delivery, packaging certified by the FSC and products certified by Cruelty Free International, Smol shows that eco-friendly products can be just as effective as traditional ones.
UK based company Solupak work on the principle that if 70% of the world is water, why should we ship it? Instead, they produce fully soluble, easy to use sachets that you dissolve in water before use, reducing packaging and fuel. Founded in 1998, they have been working for nearly 20 years to develop their products, which are suitable for vegans and certified by Cruelty Free International. SoluPak distributes across Europe, Australasia and the Far East. Contact them through their website to find a distributor near you.
Greenscents were the first UK company to have their household and laundry products certified as Palm Oil Free, joining certification including Soil Association Organic, Ethical Consumer Best Buy and Cruelty-Free. All Greenscents bottles are made using biopolymers produced from sugar cane waste and are fully recyclable, and you can send larger bottles back to Greenscents for refilling up to 20 times! Their products are suitable for people with sensitive skin but they also offer a fragrance-free nonscents range for greater peace of mind. With scents including lavender, mint and citrus we bet you will be finding excuses to clean the house!
Ecoleaf by Suma offers completely vegan, sustainable household cleaning products in 100% recycled packaging that can be recycled again or even refilled, reducing the amount of plastic ending up in landfill. Over 30 years ago, Ecoleaf launched the UK’s first 100% recycled toilet paper and both their kitchen and toilet rolls are now wrapped only in recycled paper. All ingredients and allergens are listed on the Suma website so you can check whether this product is suitable for you before you order.
Ecozone is a family-owned business creating home cleaning products that are both high quality and environmentally friendly. All of their products are suitable for vegans, and many are also Allergy UK approved. Some of the packaging is already completely plastic-free and biodegradable; just look out for the logo! Their extensive range includes laundry, cleaning and dishwashing products, as well as essentials such as bin liners and light bulbs. Ecozone products are available at a range of stockists (including big names such as Tesco, Homebase and Holland and Barrett) or via their website.
The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, and, since the 1990s, they have been campaigning to stop animal testing on toiletry and household products. With commitments to reducing their climate impact, responsibly sourcing their ingredients, and ethical trading with suppliers, the Co-op is trying to make a difference. Their products are suitable for those on a budget and, with scents like lime, apple and pine, smell good enough to eat (not really, obviously!).
For over 40 years, Astonish has been creating cleaning products that are cruelty-free, vegan and effective – no compromises on quality here! Any palm oil used in Astonish soaps is from plantations certified by the RSPO, and their cleaning products contain no palm oil at all. Packaging is also fully recyclable. Their products, including kitchen cleaners, stain remover, hand wash and car cleaners, are available from a range of stockists or online. The Astonish website also has a handy page of tips and hints for those tricky cleaning problems!
American company Friendly Organic was founded by a team of people eager to protect their children from the harmful chemicals often found in traditional cleaning products. With products including laundry detergent, stain remover, baby shampoo and lip balm, you are sure to find what you need on their website. Friendly Organic have a number of certifications including The Vegan Society, Cruelty Free International, Dermatologically Tested and Carbon Neutral.