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What do you think of Febreeze?

  1. carpetcleaningweb profile image60
    carpetcleaningwebposted 8 years ago

    Be honest, what do you think of Febreeze? 

    I own a professional carpet cleaning business and obviously I've got my own opinions.  But I won't state any of my opinions here.  But what do you think?

    Does it REALLY take odor away?

    Does it work?

    Are you concerned about spraying a "chemical" in your home?

    1. _cheryl_ profile image80
      _cheryl_posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't care for it too much, I've used it in the past, but prefer to burn oils or candles to keep a clean scent in the air.

    2. Abecedarian profile image77
      Abecedarianposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have allergies and going through the detergent isle kills me. Fabreeze is great. I switched over to it from Lysol a couple of years ago. I have 2 boys and both athletes. Their rooms were always "sour", yuk. Fabreeze gets even that odor out. About once a week I walk in and spray their rooms, it works great.

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I've used a couple of times, but preference is incense sticks and flavor candles. smile

  3. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    I won't use it.  I tried it once and it made my cat sick, so never again.

  4. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 8 years ago

    The only thing I like about febreeze is the commercial..

  5. TheGlassSpider profile image72
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    I have a sensitive nose; I cannot use alcohol-based perfumes, air fresheners, or germ killers (i.e., glade, lysol, etc.); however, strangely, Febreeze does not bother me or give me a headache (I have no idea why, it seems like it ought to).

    While I prefer to use natural oils to make the house (and me) smell good (BTW diffusing most 100% pure pharmaceutical grade essential oils also has the added benefit of killing germs and bacteria), Febreeze has its place IMO. It comes in handy when I'm getting ready to go someplace and my outfit (that's been in the closet) has a kind of musty odor, or to refresh shoes in a jam (when you're out of powder for instance). It's useful to me as a quick, emergency fix.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto.  I don't use it much, but I do find it worth having some in the house, just in case.

      Someone I knew had some Febreze air freshener, which - unlike every other air freshener I've come across - actually did what it said on the package and got rid of the smell rather than masking it in sickly sweetness.  But I haven't been tempted to buy any myself, because I find that an open window is the best thing for getting rid of smells!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    You can make your own spray, mix baking soda with water and put it in a spray bottle.

  7. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    I don't understand the logic behind airfreshners. If a carpet stinks it needs to be removed or better, replaced with a clean wooden floor, perhaps with a few rugs that can be throughly shaken outdoors. Wall to wall carpets are a perfect bed for undesirable micro wildlife.

    If a room is stuffy or smelly, then it needs clean air. What's wrong with opening all the windows and get the real thing? Surely any spray or incense is only covering up the problem.  Your air may smell nicer but it's still filthy. Without a good supply of clean oxigen don't be surprised when you get headaches, lethargy, bad mood etc. Torture!

    What ever the temperature outside, make sure to air the house completely at least once a day.

  8. Flightkeeper profile image72
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    I've used it to freshen up clothes when I couldn't find something to wear because I put off doing laundry for too long. That's about it. I don't have any complaints, it did its job.

    Whether you want to spread it around your house, I don't know.  It smelled too chemically natural.  It wasn't unpleasant, it just wasn't normal. But it does go away.

  9. aware profile image67
    awareposted 8 years ago

    i just bought febreeze vac bags and ran the vacuum . gota say cant tell any difference from reg bags

  10. girly_girl09 profile image78
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I once lightly sprayed it in my car. I left the windows open for an hour or so to air it out before re-entering. Later that day, I had to drive for an hour and the odor gave me a headache, even though I kept the windows down while driving.

  11. profile image47
    patan13posted 7 years ago

    I like Febreeze (the ad as well) even though I open the windows quite often.As said before if some textile or shoes have a bad smell a little spray will only make it better.

  12. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    i LOVE it

  13. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I take small bottles of Febreeze with me when I travel. It does wonders to freshen up a stale hotel room's carpet and drapes. smile

  14. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    I like the scents but not the cost and my son has allergies so I can't use it anymore anyway. neutral

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    Lecieposted 7 years ago

    my mom is a big fan of febreeze. i don't like it, it masks the odors and doesn't get rid of them. after smelling the febreeze fragrance for about 5 min. the smell starts to go away and the original odor comes back. i prefer to smell the lemony fragrance of lysol disinfectant wipes, furniture polish and occasionally a wild flower arm and hammer vacuum powder on my carpets.

  16. xboxps3wow profile image41
    xboxps3wowposted 7 years ago

    bleh... i guess it works somewhat, I use it in the bathroom (thats where the kitty box is)

  17. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Good to cure yeast?

    1. Google Gal profile image60
      Google Galposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  18. Google Gal profile image60
    Google Galposted 7 years ago

    I Used it once - but really - I stick with spick and span febreeze seems to mask the odor - or mix with it and makes things smell worse really

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    wicklesscandlesposted 7 years ago

    I am not a big fan of Febreeze. It is usually a temporary solution to a permanent problem.