Natural Air Fresheners

          Air fresheners have been around for decades, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe to use.  Most manufacturers do not fully disclose all the ingredients within their air freshener, and will supplement the information with the term “fragrance.”  While using the term “fragrance” can help secure the privacy of a company’s ingredients list, customers are not always fully aware of the potentially harmful chemicals they are inhaling. 

           Phthalates are chemicals that are used to soften and/or increase the flexibility of plastic which can be harmful when inhaled or absorbed.  These synthetic ingredients are often found in numerous cosmetic and household products, including air fresheners.  Studies continue to be conducted on the health effects associated with phthalates, but the National Toxicology Program stated a certain phthalate (di-n-butyl phthalate) may adversely affect human development or reproduction.

           Wilderness Oils does not use any synthetic ingredients for our aroma.  We list all our ingredients in our air fresheners and feel it is important to be as transparent as possible.  Freshen up your home, office, or vehicle with our eco-friendly and human friendly air fresheners!


Our air fresheners are vegan, dye free, cruelty free, phthalate free, and made using certified organic ingredients.



This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Sources: Steinemann, Anne. "Ten Questions concerning Air Fresheners and Indoor Built Environments." Building and Environment 111 (2017): 279-84.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published