Citrus-Mate Fabric Refresher eliminates virtually any unwanted odors right at their source leaving only a natural freshness. It works at eliminating odors because it contains the unique physical properties of essential oils. There are approximately eight types of oils and aromas commonly manufactured from citrus. Their characteristics, standards and uses vary among the types and grades. The essential oils in Orange-Mate Mist products possess the ability to attack and absorb odors.
This ability is carried out in several steps:
- When the product is released into the atmosphere in a gas form such as depressing the actuator on the container, citrus ions (active electrical charges) are released. These ions are attracted to other suspended particles, i.e. odors.
- Citrus ions are very active electrically and search for bonding with another ion to form a compound. In essence the citrus ions search out and attack odor.
- Once the compound is formed, the citrus in the compound absorbs the odor due to a process called oxidation. Oxidation in citrus occurs very rapidly when exposed to the atmosphere. It is very important not to release the product until desired because oxidation results into decomposition and spoils.
Citrus oils and aromas are generally the major by-products of citrus processing and are used in a variety of marketed products. The citrus oils used in Citrus-Mate products are of the highest quality available.