Fabuloso is popular for its strong scents. People even boil Fabuloso on the stove to make their home smell fragrant. But are these paradise-like scents harmful? Are there any long-term effects? This article describes poisoning symptoms, whether you can boil Fabuloso, and the reactions it can cause due to exposure, such as headaches.
Are Fabuloso Fumes Harmful?
Fabuloso fumes are not harmful in general but individual biology may play a role in how the person reacts to these scents. While some may find the scent irresistible, others may find it irritating. Fabuloso is a concentrate, and if it is not diluted for cleaning, it can be quite overpowering.
There are no adverse reactions caused by inhaling the scent. But constant exposure may irritate your nose and throat.
Should You Boil Fabuloso with Water?
Never, ever boil Fabuloso with water, or even heat Fabuloso. Rumor has it that heating Fabuloso on the stove intensifies the fragrance so some people may want to boil it to keep the house smelling fresh.
However, boiling Fabuloso can create irritating vapors and trigger asthma, allergies, and possibly difficulty breathing. Certain chemicals in these products should not be heated, let alone boiled.
Fabuloso is also flammable, so it is best kept away from sources of heat and fire. Do not pour Fabuloso in essential oil diffusers or plug-in air fresheners either.
What To Do If Someone Has Boiled Fabuloso?
If you find that someone has boiled Fabuloso, put on a mask to avoid directly inhaling the fumes. Immediately switch off the stove. If you can, take the pan outside immediately and leave it there. Open the doors and windows of your home. Relocate other people, children, or pets to a safer place.
Alternatives To Keep Your House Smelling Fresh
If you want to keep your house smelling fragrant, use the following:
1- Simmer orange peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in water to release a wonderful scent.
2- Use a diffuser with your favorite essential oils.
3- Make a spray of distilled water (1 cup), rubbing alcohol (3 tablespoons), and a few drops of essential oils.
Fabuloso May Cause Headaches!
Fabuloso can cause headaches, especially if it is not diluted. If you are exposed to the concentrate for a lengthy period, it can cause headaches and even migraines.
It is better to dilute Fabuloso as per the instructions, and you can even reduce the amount of Fabuloso to be mixed with water.
This, however, may reduce its effectiveness in cleaning. While cleaning, open all the windows to air out the rooms. Do not mix other cleaners with Fabuloso.
You can alternate Fabuloso with natural cleaners such as vinegar and baking soda, instead of using Fabuloso every day.
Symptoms that You Got Poisoned With Fabuloso
Fabuloso is packaged in brightly colored bottles, and will pictures of fruits, depending on the scent. It can easily be mistaken for juice by children. Therefore, it is imperative to keep it out of reach of children, as well as pets.
If someone has ingested it by mistake, action needs to be taken quickly. Call the poison control center immediately and take the person to the doctor immediately.
Possible symptoms include:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Stomach pain
If there is prolonged skin exposure, rashes can occur. If there is prolonged exposure to the fumes, the nose and eyes can get watery and irritated.
Always use gloves when using Fabuloso to clean surfaces. If it comes on the skin or eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
To avoid poisoning, take the following steps:
– Always store Fabuloso out of the reach of children and pets.
– Keep pets and children away while cleaning. Pets can come and lick the solution from the bucket.
– Close the cap properly.
– Wipe up any spills immediately.
Benefits of a pH Neutral Cleaner
The advantage of using Fabuloso is that it is a pH-neutral cleaner. It is neither acidic nor alkaline. These are the benefits:
- Skin irritation may occur, although it will be less severe than that caused by an acidic or alkaline cleaner.
- It is less likely to cause adverse health effects if ingested by mistake.
- Surfaces will not be damaged (but follow the instructions).
- It is more environmentally friendly than other commercial cleaners.
- Safer to use around children and pets.
However, caution must be exercised during cleaning.
Fabuloso Should Not Be Used for Certain Tasks
Although Fabuloso is a multi-purpose cleaner, do not use it for the following:
1- Never wash dishes using Fabuloso or Fabuloso Complete. The ingredients are not appropriate to clean kitchenware.
2- Do not use it to bathe your pets. It will irritate their skin, eyes, and nose.
3- Do not use it as a body wash. It will irritate the skin and produce rashes.
4- Do not use the Fabuloso Wipes in place of face wipes.
Never clean the inside of appliances with Fabuloso, including the oven, fridge, and microwave.
Fabuloso is generally safe but prolonged exposure can cause headaches and irritation to your senses. Boiling this cleaner on the stove should be avoided. If it is ingested by mistake, go to the doctor immediately and/or call the poison control center.