clearing the air around the chemicals we use
Don’t just settle for covering up the stink—Febreze has the technology to clean away bad odors at the source. The good news: Cleaning away odors isn’t rocket science… but it does take a little bit of science to do it right. Read on to learn why the ingredients in Febreze are safe for your family and for the planet.
Febreze: tackling bad odors with good science
No fluff in your fresh air! Febreze with OdorClear gets to the point on odor elimination… down to a molecular level. We found four enemies to stinky smells and combined them to eliminate—not just mask—bad odors. You might be surprised to recognize some of them:
sodium citrate: the odor neutralizer
Find it in: It’s the bubbly in your club soda, and the fresh zest in citrus and pine needles.
What it does: These zesty molecules eliminate bad smells by balancing out their pH (so they become as neutral as water).
cyclodextrin: the odor trapper
Find it in: Summer sweet corn and potatoes
What it does: This donut-shaped molecule traps odors in its center and locks them away—for good.
duo PSB: the odor magnet
Find it in: Febreze! This polymer was specially created to tackle odors in hard-to-wash fabrics.
What it does: This odor magnet digs deep to draw out odors, then traps them away while releasing bursts of freshness.
fragrance: the odor converter
Find it in: Flowers, fruits, and fresh rain! We re-created natural scents in Febreze by replicating their molecular composition.
What it does: These various perfume molecules react and bind to bad odor, thus forcing them to change their stinky ways.
natural or synthetic: Is there really a difference?
Often, there is no difference between natural and synthetic ingredients. The synthetic ingredients used in our air fresheners are identical to their natural counterparts. When examined under a microscope, they look exactly the same. So, when you smell a lavender fragrance molecule that’s created in a lab, it’s indistinguishable from the scent of lavender growing in your yard.
Febreze takes a responsible approach to fragrance, opting for synthetics when choosing a botanical could be harmful to the environment… or even strip away a rare plant species.
So now you know: There’s no secret to Febreze’s stink-busting power. Just good, clean science. Doesn’t that feel like a breath of fresh air?