Instant Sprays FAQs

1. What is the propellant used in Air Wick® Aerosol Air Fresheners?

100% Natural Propellant: 100% natural air.

2. Are Air Wick® aerosols water-based?


3. How long does the product last in the air?

Fragrance longevity depends on how much product is sprayed, the area's ventilation, and the existence of odour in the air prior to using the product. 

4. How many sprays are in a can?

In an 240ml can, there are approximately 45 four-second sprays.

5. Can the product be used to kill ants and flies?

No, the product is not meant to be used as an insecticide.

6. How should the product be disposed of?

If the can is full, put it in the normal bin. If empty, the can is recyclable.

7. Why can't the product be used outside?

The effectiveness of the product would be diminished outdoors since the open air will make the product dissipate more quickly.

8. Is the product safe to be used around children and pets?

Yes, when used as directed, the product can be used around children and pets (except birds). However, this product should not be used directly on pets. Refer to the safety requirements question below for additional information.

9. Is the product safe to be used around birds?

Birds are sensitive to fragrances and have delicate respiratory systems. Therefore, caution should be used when using products such as this around birds. If you have other concerns, please contact your vet.

10. How do I use aerosols?

KEEP CAN UPRIGHT when spraying. Spraying upside down may not release fragrance properly.

11. What is the shelf life of Pure aerosol?

2 years at room temperature. 

12. How should the product be stored?

At room temperature and kept away from direct sunlight, heat and sources of ignition.

13. What are the safety requirements?

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN CAUTION: CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE CONTAINER MAY EXPLODE IF HEATED. May irritate eyes. DO NOT get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid over spraying in confined areas. DO NOT breathe spray. DO NOT ingest. DO NOT spray directly on food. Prolonged or frequent skin contact may cause an allergic reaction. DO NOT spray towards face. DO NOT puncture or incinerate container. DO NOT burn. Store away from heat. DO NOT expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 °F (49 °C), as the container may burst.

FIRST AID TREATMENT: Contains ethyl alcohol, non-ionic surfactants and fragrance oils. If swallowed, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately.

DO NOT induce vomiting.

If in eyes, rinse eyes with water. Remove any contact lenses and continue to rinse eyes for at Least 15 minutes. If irritation occurs, get medical attention. If on skin, wash area with soap and water. If irritation occurs, get medical attention. Discontinue use immediately and get medical attention if a reaction develops. Wash hands after handling.

NOTE TO PARENTS: Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Help stop inhalant abuse. For more information visit