I’m not a fan of many spray air fresheners, cones, or plug ins for a variety of reasons – but the main one is that they do not last as long as they claim, or smell that great after some time. I find that the plug in air fresheners begin to smell like something is burning after a week – when they are suppose to last much longer than that. It was not until I found the Febreze Set & Refresh on sale at my local drugstore last year that I decided to give it a try. I loved the Spring and Renewal scent the best, but the Hawaiin Aloha, and Linen & Sky are my 2nd favorites.
Just recently we had a DIY project in my basement to convert an old dingy area into a fun playroom. After all was said and done, we were left with an adorable playroom for my toddler, but it still smelled like… basement. After bleaching the floor and wiping down the paneling, the smell of a damp basement did not dissipate and something had to be done. I added a Febreze Set & Refresh on each side of the room – it is a very spacious area – and within a day the entire playroom smelled refreshed!
"Based on a thorough review by veterinary toxicologists at The ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, together with other outside experts, The ASPCA considers Febreze safe in households with dogs and cats when used as directed." This information is aimed primarily at dog and cat owners; Febreze acknowledges that consumers should be cautious about using Febreze (or any other aerosol or spray product) around birds:Of course, the statement that Febreze is "safe" assumes that it is being used with normal due care by pet owners; nearly any product can be dangerous when misused. (Lemon furniture polish is perfectly safe if it's used to polish furniture, but not if it's used to make lemonade.) In this case, "due care" means not spraying it directly on pets, and removing birds from the room during its application.
Febreze was tested for nearly 5 years by scientists, doctors, safety experts and veterinarians, and all have come to the same conclusion: Febreze is safe to use around pets.