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What does Glade put in their plug in air fresheners?

Asked by rojo (23661points) March 24th, 2017

Anyone have any ideas? I know it is oily because I just cleaned up a mess. My wife had taken one out of the outlet and laid it on an end table a couple of days ago (not exactly sure when) when she needed to plug into the outlet.

Unfortunately she put it on its side. The oil leaked out and it completely ate through the stained finish down to the wood. I mean clean through; took out the finish down to the natural wood and it looks like it even took some of the darker color out of it as well.

Now I have what feels like (but probably isn’t quite that deep) a ⅓2” deep a quarter sized hole of light oak in a top of dark mahogany stain.
I want to find out what they use because next time I need to strip a piece of furniture (possibly this one!) I want to use that stuff. It is much better than some of the stripper products I have used in the past.

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

If you’re really serious about getting an accurate answer, you need to consult the Material Document Data Sheet for Glade Plug-ins

For example, HERE is the MSDS for Glade Plugin Apple Cinnamon.

Then you must look up each chemical Safety Data Sheet provided by the John’s Hopkins Medical Center Health, Safety and Environment Department Database.

chyna's avatar

I don’t know but it must be some powerful shit. The same thing happened to my sister-in-laws granite counter top.

snowberry's avatar

That stuff is full of a concoction of the most noxious chemicals you can imagine. I am allergic to many of them to the point where I have to leave many public gatherings because of the many fragrances I encounter (I say fragrances but I think noxious toxic waste). https://www.momsrising.org/blog/glade-air-freshener-poster-child-for-toxic-secrets

Plug-in aerosols usually have acetone (one ingredient you can actually pronounce), and a cocktail of up to 100 other chemicals.

So I guess the chemical that ate your furniture is acetone.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Yuck. Makes me glade I don’t use them. I had a bottle of oil of cloves tip onto its side on a table and the same thing happened. Even some natural oils can be very powerful.

ucme's avatar

Unicorn farts

2davidc8's avatar

Why are you using shit like Glade? Some of the chemicals in it are potential carcinogens! You could look them up, and you’ll see. Throw them out.
Why not bring in some fresh flowers?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Yep that shit ate through one of my bathroom countertops.

cazzie's avatar

My sister, when she came to help me out when my son was born, brought some of those with her, forgetting that our plugs are different in Europe. I am very allergic to them. When I visit family in the US (they are all smokers and smoke inside and also have these horrible scented things plugged in) I can’t breathe. I break out with eczema. It is toxic crap. What I do, just mostly around winter solstice is burn a tea light candle under some holiday potpourri. That is about as air fragancy as I get.

I work with pure fragrance oils and essential oils and other toxic chemicals. I have a great respect for them. I don’t leave the lids off. They are stored safely. I wear a mask and safety goggles and rubber gloves with I work with them. If more people knew what was really in the cleaners, cosmetics, bath products and ‘air fresheners’ they had in their house, they would toss them out.

elbanditoroso's avatar

They use a scent that comes from a plant in south Florida. And the scent lasts practically forever. They call it

Everglades

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