This is a sponsored post in partnership with Febreze.
As a mom to one teen and two tweens, all of them very active boys, how things smell is of
concern to me. If I didn’t take care of odors around the house, we would be that stinky house that no one wants to visit.
Febreze has always been our air care product of choice. Something about their advertising long ago stuck with me: that their products actually eliminate odor and don’t just cover it up.
So, when I was invited to the Febreze Safety Immersion, I was excited to attend and learn more about the products that keep my house from giving off that stinky-locker-room vibe.
I was curious about how Febreze works, and also wondered about Febreze’s ingredients: is
Febreze safe or toxic?
I’ll share what I learned at the event and am happy to answer any of the questions you have
about it or pass those questions along to the Febreze team.
We were able to head into the Febreze labs and take part in several demonstrations that
helped show how Febreze really does eliminate odors. Don’t I look official?
I had my children try one of these Febreze demonstrations at home. Then we talked about the science behind how Febreze works.
Of course, it’s fantastic that Febreze is effective, but is it safe?
Throughout the Febreze immersion, what came across loud and clear was just how much
everyone who is involved with these products prioritizes safety. P&G holds itself to the highest safety standards, and the Febreze scientists create products they feel safe using around their own families. So yes, Febreze is safe to use in your home around children and pets. Like all household products, it should be kept out of the reach of small children, though it’s safe to use around them.
A complete list of Febreze ingredients can be found on Febreze.com. Also, by the end of 2019, P&G will also share all fragrance ingredients down to 0.01%.
Something really useful I learned about at the event was about the Smart Label app. Download it and it will tell you not just the ingredients in Febreze, but in many products. If you want to learn more about the products you use or are considering buying, it’s a convenient way to do so.
When talking about ingredients, I got a reminder not to let words that I’m unfamiliar with scare
me. Words like “tyrosine, methionine and palmitoleic acid” might at first sound like things I
wouldn’t want anywhere near me, but they’re actually some of the ingredients in a banana.
So, when looking at the ingredients, it’s helpful to understand what they are and not just let an
unfamiliar word lead to a misunderstanding about the product. When you check out the
Febreze ingredients page, they explain what each is and what it does.
Another good thing to know about Febreze ingredients is what they do not use. They do not use phthalates, formaldehyde, or flammable propellants.
Something else of concern that was interesting and good to learn was that when inhaled,
Febreze cannot reach a consumer’s lungs due to its particle size.
If you want to know more, you can read about P&G’s product safety.
While I learned a lot more about the science behind Febreze and all of their products, I know that other busy moms like myself really wanted to know two things: does Febreze work and is it safe to use around my kids? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding yes. So I can keep using Febreze on my boys’ stinky sports gear (and in their bathroom) without any worries!