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13 Best Cruelty-Free Dish Soaps

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Dish Soap Brands

cruelty-free dish soaps

Washing dishes…It’s just one of those must-do chores as a mom. However, we don’t have to use dishwashing detergent that tests on animals

So I created this list of cruelty-free dish soaps that will cut through greasy messes like nobody’s business.

All of the brands are vegan and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, Peta, or Choose Cruelty-Free. 

Note: Brands marked with an asterisk (*) are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free

1. ECOS 

This ultra-concentrated dish soap is free of dyes and perfumes. It is dermatologist tested and comes in a recyclable container.

ECOS dish soap is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. The dishwashing soap comes with several other scents and ECOS also has dishwasher detergent. 

2. Attitude

This dish soap is super tough on grease but gentle on your hands. It is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to popular dish detergents on the market. 

Attitude dish soap is Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, rated with A’s and B’s with EWG, non-toxic, and packaged in recyclable materials. 

3. Rebel Green 

This non-toxic dish soap is sulfate-free and fragrance with essential oils. It is an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional dish detergents on the market. 

Rebel Green dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is biodegradable, vegan, and comes in earth-friendly packaging. The dish soap comes in several scents like Lavender & Grapefruits or Pink Lilac. 

4. Ecover*

This biodegradable and non-toxic dish soap will tackle stuck-on food but be gentle on your hands. It is my absolute favorite cruelty-free dishwashing liquid!

Ecover is  Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, made with natural fragrances, packaged in recycled plastic, and is phosphate-free. The dishwashing liquid comes in other scents and is also available in dishwasher tablets. 

5. Puracy Natural 

This natural dishwashing soap is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and sulfate-free. Yet it’s powerful enough to cut through grease and softens your skin. 

Puracy dish soap is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, gluten-free, and biodegradable. 

6. Seventh Generation*

This dish soap is tough on residue and cuts through grease to leave your dishes squeaky clean. It is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and made for sensitive skin. 

Seventh Generation dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is gluten-free, vegan, and comes in a variety of scents. You can also check out their dishwasher detergents.  

7. Mrs. Meyer’s*

This dish soap is made with plant-derived ingredients that cut through grease. It comes in amazing smelling scents made with natural ingredients. 

Mrs. Meyers’ dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is pH neutral, biodegradable, vegan, and comes in a variety of scents. You can also check out their dishwasher packs. 

8. Yaya Maria’s 

This non-toxic dish soap only contains six natural ingredients. Yet they pack a punch on stuck on stains. 

Yaya Marias’ dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free brand. It is vegan, contains 35% more soap than traditional brands, and biodegradable.

9. Biokleen 

This super concentrated and eco-friendly dish soap can cut through grease and baked-on food. It contains aloe which helps soothe and protects your hands. 

Biokleen dish soap is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and vegan. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, and gluten-free. The dishwashing liquid comes in several scents and is also available in a dishwasher gel.

10. Method*

This natural dish soap comes in a convenient pump bottle. It is a concentrated gel formula that is the ultimate grease fighter. 

Method dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is biodegradable, hypoallergenic, vegan, and comes in a variety of scents. You can also check out their dishwasher tabs.

11. Better Life 

This sulfate-free dish soap is formulated with vitamin E and aloe vera. So it’s will be gentle on your hands while cutting through greasy messes. 

Better Life dishwashing soap is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, and safe for marine life. The dish soap comes in several scents and is also available is a dishwasher gel. 

12. Caldrea*

This biodegradable dish soap is gentle on hands, tough on grease and rinses clean. 

Caldrea dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, biodegradable, and comes in a variety of scents. 

13. Eco-Me 

This eco-friendly dish soap is formulated to quickly cut through grease without leaving a residue. It is family-friendly, antibacterial, and does not contain dyes, colorants, or harsh preservatives.  

Eco-Me dishwashing liquid is Leaping Bunny and Peta certified cruelty-free. It is vegan, gluten-free, uses non-GMO ingredients, and comes in a variety of scents. You can also check out their dishwasher tabs and rinse aid. 

Dishwashing Brands To Avoid

This is a list of some dishwashing brands to avoid. Why avoid them you may ask? Well not only do they test on animals but they contain toxic chemicals that can cause a range of issues from an allergic reaction to cancer.

Wrap Up: Cruelty-Free Dishwashing Soap

I really hope this list has given you plenty of cruelty-free dish soap options. 

A big concern for many moms is the cost of cruelty-free products. 

Well, I’m happy to say that many of these brands are very responsibly priced and won’t break the bank.

I personally don’t mind spending a little bit extra knowing that the majority of these brands are using eco-friendly packaging and manufacturing methods.

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Now I’d like to hear from you. Have you tried any of the cruelty-free dish soaps before? Please leave a comment below.

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20 Comments

  1. Wow, thank you so much for this list of safe to use and non-toxic dish soaps! I never knew there were so many brands out there- good to know! I’m trying to be more and more aware of what our family uses on a daily basis, we love natural products!

    1. I think many people aren’t aware that there are non-toxic and cruelty-free options available that actually work. I’m glad you found this guide useful.

  2. Thank you for this detailed post on different options and choices….I have never heard of some brands mentioned above…will look for them, if they are available in India.

    1. The majority of these brands are new to me too. Hopefully, we can get their names out there to make them more widely known.

  3. Great work! So glad to know reasonable priced good quality stuff is coming into the market. Unfortunately it’s yet to reach us in the middle East.

    1. Aww…I’m sorry you can’t get these brands in the Middle East. Hopefully, you have some good cruelty-free options where you live.

  4. Such a helpful and useful list. I’m not sure how much time this took you to complete hence we appreciate you for coming up with this. Informative post!

  5. Hi! Great list…it’s just unfortunate that brands like Method and Seventh Generation are owned by companies like SC Johnson that do conduct animal testing.

  6. Hi found you today… wondering about the *. I understand that means that particular product is vegan, non toxic and cruelty free; however the parent company still tests on animals? Thank you.

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