our ingredients

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 safe to use around your family and pets.

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:

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

Go ahead, take a peek behind the label. We’re confident you’ll recognize what’s in each package of Febreze.

Check out SmartLabel for a full list of product ingredients.

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

ingredients Q&A

Got questions? We’ve answered the things we get most asked about below. Don’t see your question here? Contact us.

is Febreze toxic?

No. Contrary to popular belief, Febreze is NOT toxic. We thoroughly check that our ingredients are safe, both on their own and as part of the combined formula, through years of safety testing and collaborations with global safety agencies. Learn more about Febreze safety here.

is Febreze safe for people with allergies or asthma?

No one likes odors, but scents are subjective—and we all react differently to fragrance. From low-fragrance products, like Febreze LIGHT, to fragrance-free, like Febreze FABRIC Free, we offer a range of scent levels depending on preference. If you have any health concerns, though, consult with your doctor before using.

is Febreze safe to use around my pets?

Contrary to rumors alleging that Febreze causes serious illness or death in pets, our veterinary toxicology experts at ASPCA regard Febreze fabric freshener products to be safe for use in households with pets. As with any product, it is important that you always follow label instructions for use. However, should your pet accidentally come into contact with Febreze when it is still wet, ASPCA would not anticipate problems beyond mild skin irritation (which can occur with any product in animals with sensitive skin) or minor stomach upset, if it is ingested.

can i use Febreze around my kids?

Yes, Febreze is safe to use around children. But remember, just like other household products, Febreze is not a toy and should be kept out of reach of children.

is it better to use essential oils instead?

Not necessarily. Did you know that citrus oils can be harmful if included in products placed on skin exposed to the sun? Ingredients that come from nature aren’t always safer than those made in a lab. Many plants naturally produce oils that are toxic or irritating, or that can cause allergic reactions when inhaled or when they contact skin.

is Febreze flammable?

Nope! Febreze AIR uses a nitrogen propellant only. Nitrogen is a safe, non-flammable propellant—and is a natural part of the air we breathe (vs. common VOC propellants like butane and propane).

how do i store Febreze AIR?

We cram a lot of awesome into a bottle of Febreze AIR. But that doesn’t mean you can just cram it anywhere. Don’t store Febreze in freezing temps. Nor anywhere above 120ºF (in direct sunlight, in your car, near an open flame, in a volcano, etc.). Cool? Cool.

is Febreze safe to use while pregnant?

Whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or raising a crew of tiny humans, you can safely eliminate odors with Febreze. Just follow the instructions on the label and reach out to your doctor with any concerns.

how do you ensure that Febreze is safe?

We go beyond typical industry standards to make sure each Febreze formula is as safe as it is effective. Want to know more about our commitment to safety? Read all about it here.

can using Febreze lead to inhalant abuse?

Febreze uses only nitrogen, a natural part of the air we breathe, as a propellant. That means no VOCs (like isobutane, butane, and propane), which can cause dangerous side effects when inhaled. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful. Help stop inhalation abuse. For more information, visit www.inhalant.org.