Febreze is a brand of household odor eliminators and air fresheners that have become a household name. They offer a range of products that aim to eliminate unwanted odors from fabrics, surfaces, and the air. Febreze's goal is to provide products that neutralize odors rather than mask them with artificial scents.
Febreze was initially developed in the 1990s and launched in 1996 as a fabric refreshing spray.
The brand struggled at first, as people didn't believe it worked since it didn't have any scent to mask the odors.
The product was rebranded and reformulated in 1998, focusing on the neutralizing of odors rather than just adding scent.
By 2000, Febreze was a $100 million-dollar brand, and it has continued to grow ever since.
The brand has expanded its product line to include car air fresheners, plug-in air fresheners, and even pet odor eliminators.
Glade is one of the biggest competitors of Febreze, offering a wide variety of air fresheners, including sprays, plug-ins, candles, and more. Glade focuses on providing products with pleasing scents that mask unwanted odors.
Air Wick also competes with Febreze by offering a range of air fresheners, including sprays, plug-ins, and automatic sprayers. Air Wick aims to provide long-lasting and pleasant scents.
Renuzit offers a range of air fresheners, including gel and spray options. They focus on providing long-lasting freshness and eliminating odors.
Febreze Fabric Refresher is the original product that the brand launched. It is a spray that neutralizes odors and refreshes fabrics, leaving a light scent behind.
Febreze Air Effects is a spray that eliminates odors from the air in seconds. It leaves a fresh scent behind, and the effect lasts for hours.
Febreze Car Air Freshener provides a fresh scent for the car's interior. It can be clipped onto the car's air vent to circulate the scent throughout the cabin.
Febreze Plug-In Air Freshener provides continuous freshness for up to 1200 hours. It plugs into a wall outlet and automatically releases scent, eliminating odors.
Febreze works by trapping odor molecules in a molecule called cyclodextrin. This molecule surrounds the odor molecules, making them heavy and keeping them from becoming airborne. The trapped molecules then fall to the ground and can be vacuumed up or removed with a cloth.
Febreze is safe to use around pets. Febreze products do not contain any chemicals that are harmful to pets, and they are safe to use on fabrics that come into contact with pets.
The length of time that the Febreze scent lasts depends on the product and the intensity you have set. Typically, the scent can last for several hours, but if you have set it at a lower intensity, the scent may last longer.
Febreze can be used on most fabrics, but you should always check the label for any special care instructions. It should not be used on leather, suede, or fabrics that water-spot, as it contains water.
If Febreze is sprayed into your eyes, it can cause irritation, redness, and pain. You should rinse your eyes with water immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.