Essential oils are concentrated liquids that contain the fragrance (scent) of a plant. They are often removed from the plant and added to soaps, perfumes, air fresheners, and cleaning products. They are also used as flavorings in food and drinks.
Poison centers in the US started receiving calls about exposures to single load laundry packets, more commonly known as laundry pods, in 2012. These exposures were most common in kids 5 and under. Since 2015, the number of exposures reported