what's in an air freshener?

for most other air fresheners, the answer is a lot of harmful chemicals.

Most car and home air fresheners as well as several scent based products contain harmful synthetic chemicals. These chemicals can stay suspended in the air, trapped in your home and car. The EPA lists a number of possible adverse effects of exposure to these elements.  

phthalates

a 2007 NRDC study tested 14 air freshener products, and while none put phthalates on their lists of ingredients, all of the tested products had them.


health related issues

  • reproductive issues
  • birth defects
  • liver damage
  • kidney damage
  • lung damage

for more information on the harmful effects of phthalates, click here to visit the cdc's factsheet page.

 

formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products including significant amounts in many air fresheners


health related issues

  • can cause cancer
  • asthma
  • wheezing
  • eye, nose, & throat issues

for more information on the harmful effects of formaldehyde, click here to visit the cdc's factsheet page.

parabens

parabens are synthetic chemicals in a variety of household products. the most common parabens are methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben.


health related issues

  • disrupt hormone functions
  • can cause tumors

for more information on the harmful effects of parabens, click here to visit the cdc's factsheet page


drift's scent promise

we've made it our goal to stand out from the crowd. our fresheners are made with essential oil + fragrance blends, so you don't have to worry about what you're breathing in. our scents contain no parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, dea, mineral oil, petroleum, propylene, or dichlorobenzene. none of the bad stuff, just good.