Clorox has been a household name since 1913. It’s been the go-to cleaning solution for over 100 years. But is Clorox cruelty-free? Do they test any of their products on animals?
Keep reading mama and you’ll learn about Clorox’s animal testing policy, if they sell in China, and if Clorox owns any cruelty-free brands.
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Clorox Animal Testing Policy
Here is an excerpt of Clorox animal testing policy:
“As part of our commitment to the welfare of animals, we do not conduct or ask third parties to conduct any animal testing on our products, raw materials, or components of finished products unless required by regulatory authorities or when we all other efforts to establish a product’s safety profile have been exhausted.”
“Since 1987, Clorox has been actively working toward a future where animal testing has no role in product development. We believe we should be able to use existing data and alternative tests so animals are not involved in product-safety testing.”
Here is Clorox full animal testing policy.
Is Clorox Cruelty-Free?
The answer to the question is Clorox cruelty-free is no!
Just like so many other brands, they state they do not test on animals unless required by law. Well, the only country that requires animal testing is China and I don’t see anyone twisting Clorox’s arm to sell there…do you?
Clorox Brands to Avoid
All of the brands listed below are owned by the parent company Clorox. Any names that have CH are sold in China which requires animal testing.
The rest of the brands I would be cautious of using because their ingredients or the end product has possibly been tested on animals. So I personally refuse to use those products but the choice is ultimately yours.
I was unable to find which specific products are sold in China. But I found this map in their 2017 Annual Report, showing that there is a manufacturing plant and sales offices in that country.
- Renew Life Products
- Fresh Step
- Scoop Away
- Ever Clean
- Liquid Plumr
- Formula 409
- Green Works
Cruelty-Free Brands from Clorox
Many peeps in the cruelty-free community feel strongly about using only cruelty-free brands from parent companies that are also cruelty-free. I personally support all cruelty-free brands regardless of the parent companies policies.
Clorox owns only one cruelty-free brand and that’s Burt’s Bees. They were acquired by Clorox in 2007 but are a PETA certified cruelty-free brand.
Related: Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Brands
Well, mama…I hope you got all your questions answered about Clorox’s cruelty-free status. I’ll admit that I used to be a raving fan of their bleach and would be stocked up for months!
But no more…it’s not worth saving a few dollars to support a company that tests on animals. I know how challenging it can be to transition to cruelty-free cleaning products. Check out this post for cruelty-free bleach options to replace Clorox.
Are you surprised about any of the brands on this list? Will, you buy the cruelty-free brands from Clorox or boycott them completely? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!