Guide to Vegan Cleaning Products

Roll your sleeves up and get into your Spring cleaning with these vegan, cruelty-free cleaning products.

Unidentified hand spraying a cleaning product. Our guide to vegan and cruelty-free cleaning products will help with your spring clean.
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So, you’ve mastered plant-powered eating but need guidance on other areas of a vegan lifestyle. We’ve been there!

Getting rid of grease and grime in your home is enough of a chore without having to inspect product labels too. Ensuring your cleaning routine is ethical doesn’t need to be a huge job, as our guide to cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly cleaning products takes away the guesswork.

You’ll find everything from fragrant sprays to spruce up your surfaces, as well as tougher products for stubborn stains.


Method’s extensive range of sweet-smelling products is vegan, cruelty-free, and made without toxic chemicals (perfect if you have companion animals). Their bottles are made using 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and are recyclable, helping you keep your single-use plastic usage to a minimum.

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Mrs. meyer’s

As well as their vegan and cruelty-free credentials, Mrs. Meyer’s stands out for their affordable products and seasonal scents. Buy everything from the Probiotic Daily Shower Spray to trusted car air fresheners to take care of all your home care needs.

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Ecover offers a wide range of household cleaning products that are vegan and cruelty-free. They even have a fragrance-free line of dish and laundry products for anyone who is sensitive to fragrances.

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dr. bronner’s

Cleaning products shouldn’t cost the earth, nor should they break the bank. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap is perfect if you’re looking for a budget item that can do it all. This soap has 18 uses, including body wash, dishes, laundry, and mopping. Plus, it is made with no synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents!

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ECOS is another vegan and cruelty-free cleaning product line that is also eco-conscious. From tree-free paper products to pet and home care, ECOS has you covered.

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How do you know if a cleaning product is suitable for vegans?

If there aren’t any vegan credentials on the label, look out for these ingredients commonly found in cleaning products:

  • Caprylic acid (derived from cow’s milk)
  • Oleyl alcohol (derived from fish)
  • Tallow (derived from beef fat)
  • Lanolin (derived from sheep’s wool)
  • Beeswax (derived from bees)
  • Animal lecithin (derived from animals’ nervous tissue)

How do you know if a product is cruelty-free?

Most cruelty-free cleaning products will have a clear, recognized label, such as Leaping Bunny. However, the product may not be vegan even if it’s labeled cruelty-free. If its status is unclear, check the company website.

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