Are you looking to create a natural insect repellent that smells good too? Learn how to make Citronella Room Spray with our two ingredient recipe, an effective, aromatic solution for keeping pesky bugs out of your living space.
You may have heard the old wives’ tales about using smelly insect sprays or bug zappers in order to ward off pests, but with this DIY project, you'll be able to make a homemade version from safe and natural ingredients. It's economical, easy-to-make and effective - plus it also has benefits for you health! In this blog post we'll show you exactly how to make a room spray that is also an insect repellent, so that you can enjoy being pest-free while also enjoying some lovely scents around the house.
What is Citronella Essential Oil?
Citronella Essential Oil, is made from the leaves and stems of a variety of lemongrass species. The natural oil is a great deterrent for mosquitos, flies, and other insects. Citronella oil helps to keep your outdoor and indoor spaces bug-free, with a fresh aroma. Not only is Citronella oil great for keeping away insects, but it also serves a myriad of other health benefits. The oil is known to help ease headaches, boost energy levels, reduces fatigue, and can even help relieve stress. So go ahead - take in all nature has to offer without having to worry about itchy bites!
What is Cyclopentasiloxane?
Cyclopentasiloxane, is a silicone-based compound. Clear in colour and odourless, this silicone-based oil is incredibly useful and versatile in bath and body recipes, as well as home fragrance formulations. Perfect as a carrier, ensuring a great hold and dispersal of your fragrance oil. Making it a key ingredient for DIY room sprays! The usage rates in cosmetics for this ingredient has restrictions, so always check the limits before making personal care products.
What is a Room Spray?
A Room Spray is a simple and refreshing way to fragrance your home. Perfect for the summer months and warmer days, a room spray is efficient for a quick scent fix to fill your home with your favourite aromas in a few short spritz. Similar to an air freshener, they are liquid based, usually using a ingredient such as Cyclopentasiloxane to carry the fragrance and instantly enhance any room.
How do I use a Room Spray?
When using a Room Spray you simply, press gently to release a few spritz of your product into your space. As a lot of room sprays are oil based always ensure you spray away from hard surfaces and try to avoid direct contact with soft furnishings. Different fragrance oils have a colour tint which may cause staining, if you are after a aroma spray for your blankets, sofa etc, we would recommend a linen spray.