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14 Best Cruelty-Free Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener Brands

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly washed laundry. But as good smelling as your laundry may be, many laundry products are not cruelty-free and are made with animal ingredients. Not fun! So why not up your laundry game by switching to cruelty-free laundry detergent and fabric softener? Here are 14 brands that you can try out instead.

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The Best Cruelty-Free Laundry Detergent

Method Laundry Detergent

Why we like it:

  • 50 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • ‘Fresh air’ scent
  • Has other scent options
  • Biodegradable forumala

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Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent

Why we like it:

  • 53 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Unscented
  • Has other scent options
  • Climate pledge friendly

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Ecover Laundry Detergent

Why we like it:

  • 62 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Lavender scented
  • Has other scent options

Something to note:

  • Best for European shoppers

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Ever Spring Laundry Detergent

Why we like it:

  • 64 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Lemon and mint scent
  • Has other scent options
  • Hypoallergenic

Something to note:

  • Only found at Target

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Mrs. Meyer’s Laundry Detergent

Why we like it:

  • 64 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Lavender scent
  • Has other scent options
  • Biodegradable formula

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Ingredients Matter Laundry Powder

Why we like it:

  • 72 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Unscented
  • Has other scent options
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Detergent-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Climate pledge friendly

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Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder

Why we like it:

  • 70 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Rose scent
  • Has other scent options

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Green Will Soap Nuts

Why we like it:

  • 1 pound of de-seeded soapberry
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Organic
  • Fair-trade
  • Comes with wash bag
  • Zero-waste

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The Best Cruelty-Free Fabric Softener

Seventh Generation Fabric Softener

Why we like it:

  • 42 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Unscented
  • Has other scent options

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Ecover Fabric Softener

Why we like it:

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • ‘Sunny Day’ scent
  • Has other scent options
  • Climate pledge friendly

Something to note:

  • Unkown wash load
  • Best for European shoppers

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Mrs Meyer’s Fabric Softener

Why we like it:

  • 32 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Basil scent
  • Has other scent options
  • Climate pledge friendly

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Mrs Meyer’s Laundry Sheets

Why we like it:

  • 80 count
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Lavender scent
  • Has other scent options

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Ever Spring Fabric Softener

Why we like it:

  • 47 loads
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Biodegradable formula
  • Lavender and bergamot scent
  • Has other scent options

Something to note:

  • Only found at Target

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Whitmor Dryer Balls

Why we like it:

  • Reusable
  • Eco-friendly

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Related: 8 Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for Beginners

 

A Final Note

Which cruelty-free laundry detergent and fabric softener do you want to try out? Share your thoughts in a comment down below.


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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Molly @ Transatlantic Notes
    August 3, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for outlining all this info about the different detergents, etc. It can often be confusing about what a brand offers so this was super helpful. Luckily I can get a hold of a number of these quite easily in my local store so I will definitely be checking them out!

    • Reply
      Payton
      August 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      You’re welcome, I hope you find one you like! Thanks for reading. (:

  • Reply
    Makyla
    August 6, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I’ve actually been looking to swap my laundry detergent lately for something with better ingredients and that’s more eco-friendly. Thank you for providing this list of varying options!

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