learn about the ingredients in Febreze

what we’re made of

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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


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


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


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


(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


(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


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


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


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


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


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.

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