I hate air fresheners. Hate hate HATE. All they do is cover up smells with other sickly smells. Seriously people, there are better ways to make your home or car or garbage cans more olfactorily pleasing. (Is that a word?)
Taylor and I recently came in close contact with a hawaiian scented Febreeze thing that was meant to cover up garbage stench in our building. A few minutes later Taylor was turning pink and having a hard time breathing. Meanwhile, I was shuddering at the thought of all the hormone disrupting chemicals in those things.
A little research when I got home told me that the only “ingredient” in that air freshener is “fragrance,” which we’ve talked about before. Fragrance is a catch-all term that may include tens or even hundreds of different ingredients. Fragrances are proprietary, so companies don’t have to disclose what is in them. Additionally, the government does not have any safety regulations in place for air fresheners.
So how do we know what’s in them if the ingredients aren’t disclosed? Continue reading