learn about the ingredients in Febreze

what we’re made of



an air freshener with nothing to hide

It’s no secret that Febreze cleans away odors like no other. And thanks to our high standards and carefully selected ingredients, Febreze is not only your first defense against stink—it’s also designed to be safely used around your family and pets. Which is why we make sure to put the ingredients in our highly sniffable products right at your fingertips, so you know exactly what we’re made of.


the no, no, no list

We’d never introduce anything into your home or the environment that we wouldn’t want in ours. That’s why Febreze is never formulated with anything unsafe or dangerous to use. Check out the full list of ingredients we won’t formulate with below:

The no list: Flammable propellants, like butane and propane, Formaldehyde, Phthlates, Benzene, Triclosan, Alkylphenols and alkylphenold ethoxylates, Bisphenol A, PVC (polyvinyl chloride, PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Triclocarban, Organotins (TBT, DBT, MBT, DOT), As with all aerosols, no CFCs

Our screening process is extremely rigorous, so this is by no means an exhaustive list. Want to know more? Learn about what passes the test here.

 

Inside Febreze


what makes and keeps us fresh

We know the products you use and the ingredients they contain are important to you. So, go ahead: Take a peek at the label. We’re confident you’ll recognize what’s in each bottle of Febreze.

Check out SmartLabel for a full list of product ingredients.


Alcohol

You know it as: a product of fermented fruits and grains
What it does: dries fabrics after they're sprayed
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, CLOTHING

Benzisothiazolinone

You know it as: a common ingredient in antibacterial hand soap
What it does: keeps microbes from contaminating your Febreze
Used in: Air Effects

Dialkyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate

You know it as: a common ingredient in cosmetics
What it does: helps disperse Febreze around your room
Used in: Air Effects

Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

You know it as: a mineral-based fabric penetration aid
What it does: helps Febreze dig deep into fabrics to find odors
Used in: Fabric Refresher, CLOTHING

Diethylene Glycol

You know it as: a common ingredient in cosmetics and perfumes
What it does: partners with cyclodextrin to capture odor molecules of ALL sizes
Used in: Fabric Refresher, CLOTHING

Dye

You know it as: pigments used to add color
What it does: helps make Febreze a colorful part of your daily life
Used in: Candles

Fragrance*

You know it as: flowers, fruits, and fresh rain
What it does: leaves behind that light, fresh scent you love
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, CAR, PLUG, Small Spaces, Wax Melts, Candles, CLOTHING

(PEG-60) Hydrogenated Castor Oil

You know it as: a product made from castor beans
What it does: makes sure the product works smoothly from the first to the last spritz
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, CLOTHING

(Hydroxypropyl) Cyclodextrin

You know it as: a product made from sweet summer corn and potatoes
What it does: traps odors and locks them away (not just covering them up!)
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, CLOTHING

Modified Polydimethicone

You know it as: silica, a natural mineral found in bananas and spinach
What it does: helps Febreze dig deep into fabrics to find embedded odors
Used in: Fabric Refresher, CLOTHING

Nitrogen

You know it as: a natural part of the air we breathe
What it does: provides a safer way to disperse a fine mist of ahhh-some into the air… without VOC-containing propellants
Used in: Air Effects

Odor Blockers

You know it as: perfumes
What it does: gives your nose immediate relief while the odor eliminators get to work
Used in: CAR, PLUG, Small Spaces

Odor Eliminators

You know it as: perfumes
What it does: specially designed perfumes that bind to stinky ammonia- and sulfur-based compounds, turning them into water
Used in: CAR, PLUG, Small Spaces

Paraffin Wax

You know it as: a wax made from petroleum jelly
What it does: helps release freshness into the air evenly and safely over time
Used in: Candles

Petrolatum Wax

You know it as: a wax made from petroleum jelly
What it does: helps release freshness into the air evenly and safely over time
Used in: Candles

Polyamine Polymer

You know it as: a common ingredient in detergents
What it does: locks away tough lingering odors, especially fatty cooking odors
Used in: Fabric Refresher, CLOTHING

Sodium Citrate

You know it as: the bubbly in seltzer; the zest in citrus fruits and pine needles
What it does: balances out the pH of bad odors—so they’re as neutral as water
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, CLOTHING

Sodium Maleate

You know it as: the tartness in apples and pears
What it does: balances out the pH of bad odors—so they’re as neutral as water
Used in: Fabric Refresher, CLOTHING

Soy Wax

You know it as: soybean oil in a solid form
What it does: helps release freshness into the air evenly and safely over time
Used in: Wax Melts, Candles

Water

You know it as: H2O, in its purest form
What it does: leads odor-eliminating molecules to odors and stabilizes the formula
Used in: Fabric Refresher, Air Effects

* It is not recommended to use Febreze around pets with sensitivities to scented products and aerosols, like birds.