Laundry Detergent

LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Shabondama Sekken, meaning “soap bubble soap,” is a soap company whose website states that they do not animal test and they do not ask other organizations to do animal testing for them, because they are using ingredients that are proven to be safe on humans.

Some of their products are made by combining animal fats with vegetable fats and oils, and some with are made with vegetable fats and oils but no animal fats. The full list of products they make without animal fats, including bar soap, facial soap, laundry detergent, and toothpaste can be found here (Japanese). However it isn’t clearly stated that all of the products are vegan, as some may have other ingredients added in. A few products from the list are shown below.

Shabondama Soap’s Pure Vegetable ‘Sunol’/シャボン玉 純植物性スノール is made from vegetable fats, not animal fats. The sole ingredient is listed as “pure soap.” It contains palm oil. Fabric softener is unnecessary when using this product. Per their website, they don’t test on animals. Some of their other items do contain animal fats. Photo from website.

shabondama sunol laundry soap

Shabondama Soap’s ‘Sunol’ Liquid Washing Soap/シャボン玉スノール液体タイプ
洗濯せっけん 
is additive-free and made from vegetable fats which are cooked for more than one week until they become liquid. Synthetic surfactants, fluorescent whitening agents, fragrance, and coloring agents are not used. Per their website, they don’t test on animals. Some of their other items do contain animal fats. Fabric softener is unnecessary when using this product. Website states it can be used for “babies and seniors.” Good for fully automatic washing machines and drum type washing machines. Ingredient is listed as “pure soap.” A refill is available. Photos from website.

sunol liquid     sunol liquid refill

・Miyoshi’s Breeze 2.16 kg/そよ風2.16kg is not vegan because it’s made with beef tallow, per the Miyoshi website Q&A (Japanese).

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・Miyoshi Marcel soap (3p, 5p)/ミヨシマルセルせっけん(3p、5p)for stains is not vegan because it’s made with beef tallow, per the Miyoshi website Q&A (Japanese).

Miyoshi Marcel Soap 5p

・Miyoshi’s New Pure Soap/New純せっけん for collar, cuffs and spots is not vegan because it’s made with beef tallow, per the Miyoshi website Q&A (Japanese).

Miyoshi New Pure Soap 2

・Miyoshi’s Powdered Laundry Detergent 3 kg/ミヨシのせっけん3kgis not vegan because it’s made with beef tallow, per the Miyoshi website Q&A (Japanese).

Miyoshi’s soap 3 kg

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