Roll your sleeves up and get stuck into your Spring clean with these vegan, cruelty-free cleaning products
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 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.
Available in most major supermarkets. Prices range from £2.50 – £9.
This animal-friendly brand pride themselves on being “cleaners with a conscience.” As well as their vegan and cruelty-free credentials, Astonish stand out for their affordable products that mean business. Buy everything from the Mould and Mildew Blaster to trusted car cleaners to take care of all your house cleaning problems.
Available in most major supermarkets and bargain stores. Prices range from £1.19 – £6.
Ecover offer household cleaning, personal care and laundry products that are vegan and cruelty-free. If you’re concerned about plastic waste in your everyday items, Ecover are all over it. Their eco-friendly cleaning products are made using plastic waste and they strive to find alternative materials to move away from plastic altogether. Ecover also have refill stations at select locations in the UK so you can reuse your bottles.
Available in most major supermarkets. Prices range from £2.25 – £14.99.
It’s not often cleaning products gain cult-like popularity, but Zoflora has become a firm household favourite thanks to social media influencers. Many people aren’t aware that as well as being affordable and versatile, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free! Zoflora can handle anything from spraying surfaces and mopping floors to cleaning plugholes, so it saves you from buying multiple products.
Available in most major supermarkets and bargain stores. Prices range from £1 – 3.
Cleaning products shouldn’t cost the earth, nor should they break the bank. Wilko’s collection of eco-friendly cleaning products is perfect if you’re looking for budget items that are still effective. Featuring everything from cleaning to personal care products, this range will have your home sparkling in no time.
Prices range from £0.50 to – £3.
Marks & Spencer
Give your home a spritz with Marks & Spencer’s own-brand products, including multi-purpose cleaners, bathroom and kitchen sprays. This cruelty-free and vegan range is budget-friendly and endorsed by several social media influencers (including Lucy Watson), so it must be good!
Available in stores only. Prices range from £0.90 – £1.
On the hunt for home and personal care products that are kind to the planet, animals and your skin? Bio D tick every box. Their vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly cleaning products are made with naturally derived ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. Their bottles are also made from 100% recyclable packaging.
Available at independent stores including Ethical Superstore and Natural Collection. Prices range from £2.20 – £25.
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, recognised label such as Leaping Bunny. However, the product may not be vegan even if it’s labelled cruelty-free. If its status is unclear, check the company website.
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