Here’s a list of household detergents and cleaning products which are likelier to be suitable for you if you have allergies. As always, check individual product ingredients, usually listed at point of sale.
Huge range of detergents for the home and for laundry. Free from animal-based ingredients and hypoallergenic. Also available via Amazon US.
Bio-D (UK / US)
Products for laundry, dishwashing and household cleaning. Lots of hypoallergenic and some fragrance free options. Free from phosphates, EDTA, enzymes, optical brighteners, titanium dioxide, formaldehyde, lanolin, isothiazolinones, synthetic colours, tallow. Buy from Amazon US here or Amazon UK here.
Use food-grade preservation systems (potassium sorbate, citric acid). For stockists, see here.
Charlie’s Soap (US)
Hypoallergenic laundry detergents. Also various surface cleaners.
Old-fashioned detergent ranges, with simple ingredients – salt, citric acid, bicarb, vinegar and so on. Excellent for allergy folk. See here.
Various detergents and home cleaning agents; Like Biofactor, use potassium sorbate for preservation.
Household detergents free from SLS, gluten, sulphates, ethoxylates, artificial fragrances, phthalates, isothiazolinones, animal ingredients, colours. Available from Amazon US or Amazon UK.
Eco Nuts Soap
Soap nuts are not treenuts (and so are safe for nut allergies), but cousins of lychees and contain natural soaps. View full range of these detergents at on Amazon (US).
Ecostore (Australia / New Zealand)
One of the best ‘down under’ range of natural detergents. For Australia, click here, and New Zealand, click here.
Have an Ecover ZERO range (which is fragrance free). Laundry, dishwashing, surface cleaners.
Faith in Nature
Good, no-fuss products. Available in the UK and in the US.
Fit Organic (US)
Free from animal ingredients, artificial surfactants and synthetic detergents.
Greenshield Organic (US)
Free from ammonia, chlorine, ethylene glycol, MI, parabens, phenols, phosphates, parabens, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, and synthetic preservatives. Available via Amazon US here.
Mangle & Wringer (UK)
Boutique brand of household detergents. Very natural and allergy friendly. Eg washing powder contains just coconut oil soap, sodium carbonate, sodium sesquicarbonate, sodium percarbonate, sodium citrate, citric acid.
Meliora Cleaning Products (US)
Mainly laundry detergents. Free from fragrances, dyes, preservatives and optical brighteners.
Molly’s Suds (US)
All-natural laundry products, free from isothiazolinones, animal ingredients, phthalates and artificial fragrances. View at Amazon (US) here.
Pure Haven Essentials (US)
Free from phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, formaldehyde releasers.
Free from ammonia and artificial fragrance. 100% natural and organic.
SC Johnson (Worldwide)
Multiple brands of various household products. Not especially allergy-friendly, but included here on the basis that this is an excellent searchable database of all their hundreds of products in around sixty countries worldwide, so you can easily check ingredients.
Ecocert certified. Vegan.
Sun & Earth (US)
Wide selection of cleaners and detergents. Claims to be free from allergens. Free from artificial dyes, phosphates, bleach, animal ingredients, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrance and petroleum-based ingredients. Browse via Amazon US here and via Amazon Canada here.
A small selection of products produced with sensitive skin in mind — although until recently did contain some isothiazolinone preservatives, which are highly allergenic (now reformulated). Free from enzymes, dyes and perfumes / fragrance. The fabric conditioner is not vegetarian (contains tallow).