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5 Cruelty Free Cleaning Products You Should Try Today

Keep your home clean while being kind to animals.

If there’s something I know about having kids and living with dogs, it’s that your cleaning duties are never done. Trouble is, the majority of cleaning products on the market today sadly aren’t cruelty free.

So, not only have we rounded up 5 cruelty free cleaning products we think you should try – all listed by PETA or approved by Cruelty-Free International – we give the guarantee that these products actually work.

Because let’s be honest…for a while there, there were a number of cruelty-free cleaning products that were a big let down in the heavy-duty cleaning department.

So, not only do the cleaning products below work fantastically, most of them are part of wider ranges for your home. Which means if you fall in love with one of the picks below, chances are you can deck your whole cleaning kit out with that brand.

Now just to find someone who wants to mop my floors for me…

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Editor’s Picks: 5 Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products Your Home Needs

The BEST Cruelty Free Cleaning Products that work AND are not tested on animals.


Is there a difference? Absolutely! Let’s clear up any confusion.

Cruelty-free means the product is not tested on animals, while vegan means no animal-derived ingredients are used in the making of the product.

A product can be both cruelty-free and vegan. But a cruelty-free product may still contain animal products, and a vegan product may have been tested on animals.

#1. Method Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner

Method Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner - Best cruelty-free product

One of the leaders in cruelty free cleaning products, Method outshines itself with its Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner.

The shower spray nozzle makes the job quicker (with less wastage) and the no-wax formula is non-toxic and biodegradable.

Method cruelty-free cleaning products are listed by PETA.

#2. Earth Choice by Nature Organics

Earth Choice by Nature Organics - Top cruelty free cleaning product

I’ve been using Earth Choice Laundry Liquid and Fabric Softener for years now and to date they keep even the most delicate of my clothes soft, clean and smelling fresh.

They use no animal ingredients or testing, are biodegradable and come in 100% recycled PET packaging – the cruelty free trifecta!

Earth Choice is listed by PETA as one of the top cruelty free cleaning products in Australia.

#3. The Honest Company Multi-Surface Cleaner

The Honest Company Multi-Surface Cleaner - best cruelty free cleaning products

With Jessica Alba at the helm, The Honest Co. has seriously made its mark as a company to watch for their plant based, non-toxic cleaning products – which are also, you guessed it, cruelty free.

I can’t go past their multi-Surface cleaner which you can use on pretty much anything – countertops, laminate, paint, grills, granite, wood, porcelain…you name it, you can get it clean with the Honest Co.

The Honest Co. is confirmed by PETA as a company that does not test on animals.

#4. Seventh Generation Stainless Steel Cleaner

Seventh Generation cruelty free cleaning products

For years I lived with grubby fingerprints and marks on my stainless steel appliances because I couldn’t find a cruelty free cleaner. Luckily now there are a number of top picks – including this guy from Seventh Generation.

The non-toxic cleaner can be used on stainless steel, copper, brass AND chrome; and is fragranced with essential oils and botanical extracts for the win.

Seventh Generation is on the PETA list of cruelty free products.

#5. Better Life ‘ I Can See Clearly Wow’

Better Life ' I Can See Clearly Wow' - Top cruelty free cleaning products

The philosophy behind the Better Life brand is to keep people, pets and the planet safe while creating a top notch line of household cleaning products.

The whole range is the bomb, but their ‘I Can See Clearly Wow!’ glass cleaner is a streak free fave.

The Better Life company is approved by Cruelty Free International.

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7 responses to “5 Cruelty Free Cleaning Products You Should Try Today”

  1. Julia says:

    I just tried a sample of the multi-surface cleaner from The Honest Co. and love knowing that it’s cruelty-free and free of toxins. I’m trying to switch out all of my household products. Thanks for the great roundup!

  2. Pet Vitamins says:

    It is good to see that companies and making these kind of products . I have used the squirt cleaner and it is good now i will try their skin products because those seem to be very good too.

  3. These products are worth buying as i have bought some of their cleaners and they are better than the others. Try out the bug spray i use it in my clinic as well.

  4. Brianna says:

    Isn’t GLYCERIN an animal product? … it’s listed as an ingredient in the Williams Sonoma Dish Soap.

    Cruelty free doesn’t mean Vegan!

  5. Shauna says:

    Um….there is vegetable glycerin…I use it to make soap. So actually you can have cruelty products with glycerin…

  6. Shauna says:

    *cruelty free*

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