Why choosing cruelty-free cleaning products is important

Why choosing cruelty-free cleaning products is important

Choosing cruelty-free personal care and beauty products is a no-brainer. Not only do they make you look good, but you can feel good too, knowing that no animals have been harmed to make your favourite products. However, it's just as important to bring this attitude to your household cleaning and choose goods that have not been tested on animals.

Cruelty-free cleaning products not only benefit our furry friends but also help the environment and our health. We look at why making the switch to cruelty-free cleaning products is so important.

Understanding cruelty-free cleaning products

It’s a well-known fact that many popular brands still test their products on animals. This cruel and painful practice often involves applying chemicals directly onto the skin or eyes of restrained animals or forcing them to ingest harmful substances. By choosing cruelty-free cleaning products, you're taking even more of stand against these inhumane practices.

If a product is labelled ‘cruelty-free’ this shows that it (or its ingredients) have not been tested on animals at any stage in its development.

Environmental impact of cruelty-free cleaning products

All of Bower’s cleaning products are cruelty-free. From our Limescale Remover and Toilet Cleaner right through to our Laundry Liquid and Fabric Conditioner, and Eco Dishwasher Tablets and Rinse Aid, we only use naturally derived ingredients that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

In contrast, conventional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that, when washed down the drain, go on to harm the planet’s ecosystem and affect aquatic life. They can also accumulate in our soil over time, impacting plant growth and wildlife.

By opting for cruelty-free cleaning product options, you're not only preventing animal suffering but you're also reducing your environmental footprint.

Health benefits of cruelty-free cleaning products

The benefits of using cruelty-free cleaning products extend beyond animal welfare and environmental preservation – they can also maintain our good health and even our wellbeing.

Conventional cleaning products often contain toxic chemicals such as phthalates, triclosan and ammonia, which can cause a range of health issues from skin irritation to respiratory problems.

Remember that when we spray any cleaning product, it’s not just going onto the surface we want to clean, it’s also going into the air in our homes, onto our skin and into our lungs too.

Some of the toxic substances found in conventional cleaning products have even been linked to cancer and endocrine disruption.

Bower’s cruelty-free cleaning products always use naturally derived ingredients that are safer for human health. They're free from harsh chemicals, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and other health problems associated with toxic exposure.

How good are cruelty-free cleaning products?

Making the switch to cruelty-free cleaning products is incredibly easy to do. And it’s also important to know that when it comes to cleaning power, the cruelty-free versions are just as effective as traditional cleaning products.

All Bower’s cleaning products have proven cleaning power and they are just as affordable as their non-ethical counterparts too. Subscribe to our refill pouches and you get 20% off the price!

When shopping for cruelty-free cleaning products, look for labels such as ‘Not tested on animals’ or ‘Cruelty free’. You can also check if the product is certified by organisations such as Leaping Bunny or PETA. These certifications ensure that the product and its ingredients have not been tested on animals at any stage of production.


Choosing cruelty-free cleaning products is a simple yet powerful way to make a positive impact. Remember, every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

By choosing cruelty-free, we're voting for a world where animals are not subjected to unnecessary suffering, where our environment is respected and protected, and our health is prioritised over profits.

So next time you're shopping for cleaning supplies, consider making the compassionate choice – choose cruelty-free.

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