Cleaning Products


Last updated: February 2017



Cleaning Products


There are many ethical issues in the household cleaning sector which are hidden behind clever marketing.

This guide shines a light onto some of those issues including: toxic chemicals, animal testing and the use of palm oil.




In the guides and features linked to below you'll find everything you need to know to keep your house and your conscience clean.

Toxic Chemicals

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The Toxic Trio

The ingredients found in conventional cleaning products mean that our homes may look clean but may not be healthy.

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Animal Testing

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Hidden Animal Testing in Cleaning Products

It’s usually the ingredients not the ‘finished’ products that are tested on animals. This makes little difference to animal welfare. See which brands get the worst rating for animal testing. 

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DIY Cleaning Kit

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DIY Cleaning Cupboard Essentials

Rather than having a cupboard full of toxic cleaners, you only need a handful of essential ingredients to clean your whole home. 

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Product Guides

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Ethical shopping guides to cleaning products

Ethical scorecards, ranking tables and Best Buys on over 50 companies in 5 different markets. 


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