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    28 Amazing Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products That People Actually Swear By

    Get your home squeaky clean without having to get any animals involved — unless they created the mess.

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    1. A toilet bowl cleaner so your throne is as pristine as it should be.

    Promising Review: "I love this toilet bowl cleaner. Sometimes when you use natural items you will find that they are just a bit weaker than products with chemicals. I can live with that though, because the odor is nice and I know I'm saving my septic system. I haven't had the kind of problems my neighbors have had with their systems." —chella

    Get it from Amazon for $3. (PETA, Logical Harmony, and Leaping Bunny certified but owned by Unilever. 100% Vegan)

    2. A glass cleaner that'll have you walking into your sliding glass door on the regular.

    Promising Review: "I was a little hesitant in purchasing this due to the price but soooo glad that I did. It REALLY cleans windows, glass, and stainless steel amazingly well! The bottle is quite large, so it should last quite a while. Highly recommend if you want your house to look clean without any harsh chemicals or odors!" —Shopaholic

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    3. Some baking soda cream and vinegar gel for an age-old cleaning hack in a convenient little bottle.

    Promising Review: "I love this cleaner. I usually clean my stove with baking soda and dish liquid, but it can't compare to this. This really scrubs it clean, and breaks down any grease. I also have a pair of sneakers that are white, and the rubber on them would pick up every black mark in just one outing. So, I took some of this, an old toothbrush, and scrubbed. I couldn't believe all the dirt that dissolved as I was scrubbing. They stay clean much, much longer. I also use it to clean the bathtub. Such a great cleaner! I love homemade cleaners, but this is one I'll purchase over and over." —7 days ago

    Get them from Target: baking soda cleanser for $4 and vinegar gel for $4. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    4. Some disinfecting wipes to get everything super clean without having to pull out all your supplies.

    Promising Review: "I love these things! I mostly use them to clean off my son's high chair tray and the kitchen counter. They clean and degrease really well and are soft. You don't need to wear gloves to use them. I don't mind the smell, I've used things with thyme before to clean and I think it smells pleasant. The only flaw is that it's hard to close the lid once you've pulled one out because they don't pull apart super easy. But that's a flaw I can live with." —Dini

    Get a 160-pack from Amazon for $11. (Peta Certified and 100% vegan.)

    5. Some bleach-alternative pods because harsh chemicals are rough on your clothes — and your wardrobe is too cute for that.,

    Promising Review: "This is awesome. It made my husband's nylon running shoes truly white again. The pods prevent any spilling. If I have really tough stains I throw two in the washer rather than risking bleach 'eating a hole' in the fabric." —CarynNYC

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $14.

    6. A stain and odor remover for when your pet decides to leave their mark on your new rug.

    Promising Review: "I could not get my dog to stop marking the same spot on the carpet. It was maddening. After using about a half a bottle of this on the spot, he completely stopped. Needless to say, it smells better in my apartment and that makes me not want to die." —Zack Horne

    Get it from Amazon for $8. (100% vegan.)

    7. A floor cleaner so you can have floors clean enough to eat off of.,

    Promising Review: "I have hardwood floors throughout the first floor of my home, including in the kitchen and bathroom. I wanted something that would clean my floors but that I would feel comfortable with my kids sitting and playing on. I wanted something that would care for my floors and not smell like chemicals. I found it!!! This almond scent is amazing. It's sweet and warm and smells like you could have baked during the day instead of cleaning your floors. There is no residue, no streaks, nothing left but clean, smooth floors and an amazing scent. I use this and mop with a wide microfiber washable headed mop, not a traditional mop as no water is required and I don't want to scratch my floors with a rough-headed mop. I will not use anything but this product on my hardwood floors from now on! Simply incredible." —MEMamaof3

    Get it from Amazon for $5. (Leaping Bunny certified and 100% Vegan.)

    8. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend that should 100% be part of your cleaning arsenal.

    Promising Review: "This stuff is amazing! It removes shower/faucet/commode scale and deposits like nothing else I have ever used. If used for the right cleaning jobs, this is a product that will surpass your exectations and have you thinking of new applications, such as cleaning tools and equipment that have gained a little rust. It restored luster to old faucets that I had given up on ever looking decent again. As a retired PhD chemist, I am always interested in great home cleaning products and how they work. One active ingredient in Bar Keepers Friend is oxalic acid, an extremely strong chelating agent that I am familiar with from the laboratory. Without getting too technical, a chelating agent binds super strongly to metals (magnesium, calcium, iron, etc.). Since bathroom scale is mainly magnesium carbonate with some calcium carbonate, oxalic acid reacts with the scale, sucking out the metal and turning the carbonate to carbon dioxide (a gas), making the scale magically disappear. If you are interested, the chemical reaction for oxalic acid reacting with magnesium carbonate is HOOCCOOH + MgCO3 --> MgOOCCOO + CO2 + H2O. Similarly, rust is iron oxide, and the oxalic acid binds to the iron, breaking up the rust and making it disappear when rinsed away. Oxalic acid is a strong chemical, and the use of gloves is strongly advised, as well as not breathing it or getting it in your mouth or eyes. Cleaning precautions that you take with any strong cleaning product (i.e. bleach) are recommended for oxalic acid." —Dave Abbott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    9. Some dishwasher tablets because whatever you use to clean your dishes, ends up on your plate, and eventually in your mouth.

    Promising Review: "I bought this because I was lazy and didn't feel like driving to Whole Foods and buying their $300 dishwashing, eco-friendly, grass free, free-range, no anti-biotics, no hormones, vegan, gluten free soap that my wife likes. Point is, this works great. I'm not a fan of washing dishes in the sink BEFORE then putting them in the washer — why would I bother doing that? That's wasteful. To prove my point, I left a small amount of smeared egg residue on some plates and then some salad remnants and salad dressing on a glass bowl. Filled up the machine completely and when it was done, the glass bowl looked brand new and the plates looked unused and have a reflection now, so I can see what a whipped and defeated being I've become." —Sunshine Daroga

    Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $6. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    10. A wood cleaner to make all your furniture sparkle like it's brand new.,

    Promising Review: "I use this on all my wood!! It cleans so well and has a very pleasant, clean smell. I love that I don't have to worry about any dangerous or harsh chemicals — especially around my kids and pets!" —Ashlee

    Get it from Target for $5. (PETA, Logical Harmony, and Leaping Bunny certified but owned by Unilever. 100% Vegan)

    11. A room freshener for those harsh smells that smack you in the face when you walk through the door.

    Promising Review: "We have a small bathroom, which holds dangerously toxic odors for quite some time if no air freshener is used. My daughter happens to make the most toxic stink bombs around! Fortunately, I found this air freshener spray. While the bottle may look small, only one spray is needed to remove the deathly odors from the air. More than one spray and the scent is overpowering. The lemon verbana is a nice scent and lasts for quite a while." —Brenda L

    Get it from Amazon for $5. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    12. A carpet cleaner and deodorizer so you finally get your carpet back to its original color — we all know your carpet didn't come in that shade of brown.

    Promising Review: "I was VERY surprised with this! I had an old dark stain for years on my tan carpet. I rented a carpet cleaner from The Home Depot, it didn't come out. I read the reviews on this and thought to give it a try. Now, it wasn't a pet stain but I have pets so I used it and the spot came out! These reviews were spot on!" —Faithfulbuyseller

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    13. An all-purpose cleaner you can use nearly anywhere and not worry about any harsh chemicals.,

    Promising Review: "W.O.W!!! My granite countertops look like new! My kitchen floor is so clean! I was skeptical purchasing this cleaner, but it cleans great and is safe for my dogs. I don't think I'll ever use a different cleaner again." —Ella P

    Get it from Amazon for $10. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    14. Some laundry detergent with a built-in fabric softener that'll leave your clothes smelling f#@%ing delightful.

    Promising Review: "I actually didn't realize that this was eco-friendly and you were supposed to use far less, (I guess because it's concentrated), than the usual detergent until my hubby told me because he reads things and I don't. Anyway, it lasted a little longer since it's such a small bottle. You really only need to fill the cap about a quarter of the way to get a load clean. It smelled amazing too and I actually miss the smell. My son has had sensitivities to other detergents with scents in them but he was fine with this one." —Angela N.

    Get it from Amazon for $21. (Leaping Bunny and Peta certified.)

    15. A bathroom cleaner, shower cleaner, and toilet cleaner because your bathroom should smell like a forest of eucalyptus and peppermint.,

    Promising Review: "Finally, a bathroom cleaner that doesn't smell harsh or disgusting! This stuff works great and the smell is awesome. It works well on counters, toilets, showers, etc. I actually used this to scrub a stain on white carpet and it worked, too! Overall, a really nice product." —kristyrae21

    Get them from Amazon: bathroom cleaner for $4, daily shower cleaner for $4, and toilet cleaner for $4. (Leaping Bunny certified and 100% Vegan.)

    16. A hand soap so luxurious you'll want everything you own to smell like it.

    Promising Review: "I highly recommend this lemongrass ginger hand soap. I am so grateful that Williams Sonoma's products are cruelty-free because this line of products is delightful. This is my favorite among their fragrances and I hope they continue to carry it." —straycity

    Get it from Williams-Sonoma for $13.

    17. Some dishwashing detergent pods that'll remove those caked-on food remnants you spend far too much time fighting.

    Promising Review: "I thought for years my dishwasher sucked. It would leave glasses cloudy and you had to pre-wash everything before you put it in. Turns out, I just needed these! My dishes are clean and my glasses are sparkling! I now use my dishwasher multiple times a week. I have so much time on my hands, (which aren't constantly wrinkled from doing the dishes by hand all the time). There is a strong smell when you open the bag (soap) but no smell while the machine is running or on the dishes themselves." —Medora Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    18. A stain remover tough enough to get those makeup, wine, and blood stains out — 'cause apparently you had a wild time last night.,

    Promising Review: "I had a comforter that was my shaggy dog's favorite item in the world! It was in his bed, (he loves his bed), but when he brought in a new pet skunk baby about a month ago I thought I would have to get rid of him, the bed, and his favorite blanket. So well, we have a skunk called Stinkie now. Long story short, mama or some other family member came inside to find the baby skunk and my dog's bed got a dose of skunk stink that almost made me want to tan his hide. Tomato juice didn't work, vinegar didn't work, peppermint and spearmint, cinnamon, all struck out. Luckily, this stuff worked. Now I must admit I did use about a cup of it on his bed and bedding but — everything is bright, shiny, and not stinky." –ParaMedicMom

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20. (Peta Certified and 100% vegan.)

    19. Some fabric softner for the softest, best-smelling clothes the world has ever known.

    Promising Review: "I'm not sure where I originally bought this product — or even if I did. But one day I found it sitting on my basement shelf and I had run out of my regular softener. I was reluctant to try it, but only because I'm slightly phobic of change in general. Even when I opened it and got a heavenly rush of its lavender bliss, I was still a little hesitant to throw it in the wash. But really, it was either that or forgo fabric softener, which I wasn't sure I could do. So I kind of closed my eyes and poured a little in. When I took my load out of the wash, I noticed that my clothes smelled lovely. The scent wasn't too strong or too faint. So far so good. But the real magic was when I took my clothes out of the dryer. They were seriously the softest they had ever been. I was, (and am), extremely impressed. I get a little excited taking my laundry out of the dryer now as lame as that might sound. And not to sound more lame but I honestly get anxiety thinking I may run out of this. As soon as I realized I was low I ordered myself some more because I'm not sure if they sell this locally, (and I'm positive I can't live without it)." —Khaleesi'sHandMaiden

    Get it from Amazon for $7. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    20. A garbage disposal cleaner because that smell you haven't been able to find is probably coming from your garbage disposal.

    Promising Review: "A neighbor gave me these originally and I'm now completely obsessed! Our garbage disposal and dishwasher are finicky, but using this before each cycle seems to do the trick, (albeit an expensive solution)." —Two Brown Birds

    Get four 12-packs from Amazon for $18.

    21. A essential oil that cleans and degreases, helping you get rid of all those price stickers you can't ever scrub off.

    Promising Review: "Cleans and brightens! Excellent for tub build-up or grim on glass. Smell is refreshing and uplifting!" —wildflower

    Get it from Amazon for $13. (100% vegan.)

    22. A box of dryer sheets, a spot treatment, fabric softener, and some laundry pods so you'll have the freshest smelling laundry ever. EVER.,

    Promising Review: "My laundry was so staticky, that it was driving me crazy. Socks would disappear only to be found stuck to a sweater in my closet. And I kept getting shocked when putting away laundry. But I avoided fabric softeners because they smell strong and their chemicals are bad for health and the environment. Then I found this on Amazon. I was skeptical, but thought I'd give it a try. It does have a scent, but it's very subtle and doesn't bother me with my scent allergies, (I'm also a nursing mom, so my nose is like a hound). Best of all, static is gone! No more crackling sounds while taking laundry out of the dryer. No more clothes stuck together, and no more getting little shocks while pulling apart stuck together laundry." —Teacher/Business Owner

    Get the dryer sheet for $5 from Amazon, the spot treatment for $5 from Walgreens, the fabric softener for $5 from Walmart, and the laundry pods for $13 from Target. (PETA, Logical Harmony, and Leaping Bunny certified but owned by Unilever. 100% Vegan)

    23. An all-purpose cleaner made with essential oils so not only will you be cleaning everything you own, you'll be making them smell amazing.

    Promising Review: "This cleaner is great! Smells fresh and cleans up all messes I've used it for so far! We have tried other 'natural' cleaners, that either don't work on most messes or smell horrible. I love the A rating on also!!" —Shenae D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11. (Peta Certified and 100% vegan.)

    24. A dish soap that's not harsh on your skin — like actually!

    Promising Review: "I'm just sorry I didn't discover this dish soap sooner. Because of undergoing heavy radiation treatments for breast cancer I developed severe skin problems on both hands — even plastic gloves caused irritation. So I started searching around on Amazon for a miracle product. I found this, read the reviews, and bought it. Not only is this soothing to my hands, but it suds wonderfully and the dishes are clean. Yes this dish soap is pricey, but the benefits to me are worth it." —Gail E. Holland

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $16. (Peta Certified and 100% vegan.)

    25. A hand soap you'll probably become addicted to using — it smells and feels that good!,

    Promising Review: "I'm an endocrinologist and wash my hands probably 50+ times a day. Only recently did I give any consideration to the potential harm absorbing chemicals from my soaps could have on my health. Many additives in our daily lives can behave as hormone disrupters, including those found in soaps and fragrances. I just purchased this hand soap and am totally satisfied with it. I love the aroma it has. It is less drying but without leaving any lotion/oily substance on my skin. It's my new favorite and has been added to my Prime subscription." —Yancey

    Get it from Amazon for $3. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    26. A non-toxic granite and stone cleaner because your kids spend too much time crawling around on your tile floors not to.

    Promising Review: "Smells great, cleans: water film, scum, rust/mold, hair products — I'm sure other things I have not listed, as well. It has worked wonders on marble countertops in the bathroom, keeping them clean and polished. What I like best is that I can clean up a mess while my toddler is next to me because it's that safe of a product." —GreekCookie

    Get it from Amazon for $5. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    27. Some lavender satchels to get your laundry and closets smelling like you actually live in the south of France.

    Promising Review: "I bought these to put in my closets. The fragrance reminds me so much of the beach, which I love, and it makes all my clothing, sheets, and towels smell so good. I highly recommend this product and practically anything The Good Home Company offers." —Sara J. Eubanks

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $21. (Leaping Bunny certified.)

    28. And a dish soap so lovely you'll never want to take it off your counter.

    Promising Review: "Love this kitchen dish soap. It smells so good and makes me feel luxurious every time I use it. Suds up nicely, as well." —lee lee

    Get it from Williams-Somoma for $13.

    All this stuff has me actually wanting to clean!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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