Cruelty Free Cleaning

Dogs, rabbits, hamsters, rats and mice have traditionally been injected, gassed, force-fed and killed to test the ingredients that go into everyday household products such as washing up liquid, air fresheners and dishwasher tablets.

Don’t despair. There are plenty of alternatives.

What can I do?

Cruelty Free shopping is easy! To help, we have picked out some of the best value and most readily aavailable.

Look out for the Leaping Bunny logo. It is the only way you can be sure you are buying truly ‘cruelty-free’ cleaning products.


The Co-operative’s and Superdrug’s own cleaning products brands are cruelty free.

British brand Astonish has everything from oven cleaner to stain remover. Available in pound shops and online. Cruelty free, vegan-approved and biodegradable.


Method cleaning products are available from most supermarkets, John Lewis and online. They smell lovely and are all cruelty free, vegan and plant-based.

Ecover eco-friendly products are also available in most supermarkets, online and in health food shops too. They are not tested on animals, use plant-based ingredients and are biodegradable.

Soapnuts shells are a natural product and these amazing shells can be used for laundry and a range of other cleaning. Hypo-allergenic, vegan, chemical free and biodegradable as well as cruelty free.

Marks & Spencer own label cleaning products are also cruelty free. Also available on-line and with vegan products available.

Further Information

There are many more companies producing cruelty free cleaning products. The full list is available at

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