How to Make Room Spray with Cyclomethicone in 3 Easy Steps!

Have you ever considered perfume – not for your body but for your room? Room sprays are essentially a perfume for your living spaces. These can be sprayed throughout your chosen rooms, not just to eliminate odours but to entirely freshen up the atmosphere. 

Room sprays certainly add that final extra piece of beauty to your home. Just one spray can change the entire feeling of your space, exuding happiness and bringing joy with an aroma to ignite and excite the senses.

Extremely simple and easy to make, room sprays also make great gifts for loved ones. Simply add a pretty label (not forgetting a CLP label!) and wrap in tissue paper finished off with some ribbon or twine for the ultimate luxurious gift.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own scented room sprays, then look no further. Our beginner's tutorial will talk you through the process and options available as well as show you how simple it is to make your own Bahama Breeze scented room spray.

If you want to jump right in making your own room spray, check out our YouTube video below which will walk you through the steps or read on for our written tutorial and learn more about making your own room sprays at home.

How to Make a Bahama Breeze Scented Room Spray Using Cyclomethicone Base

Fancy making your own room spray to get you started? Our tutorial will share how easy it is to create a wonderfully scented fragrance that can be used in any room in the home.

Materials Needed

  • 1x 100ml spray bottle with pump and cap
  • Glass or plastic 100ml measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Kitchen roll to protect your work surface
  • Nitrile gloves (or similar protective gloves) and an apron. We’d also highly recommend the use of a chemical mask

Ingredients

Top tip: Before starting, make sure your work surface is covered and you’re wearing the correct PPE as stated in the materials needed above. This is to avoid skin/respiratory irritation from the fragrance oil and to protect your clothes from any splashes. 

Step 1 – Measuring out the Cyclomethicone

Measure out 95ml of Cyclomethicone into your measuring cup.

Carefully pour this into your spray bottle either straight from the cup or via the funnel. 

Step 2 – Adding the Fragrance Oil

Using the same measuring cup, measure out 5ml of Bahama Breeze fragrance oil.

Once again, pour this into the bottle either straight from the cup or via the funnel. 

Step 3 – Combining the Ingredients

Once the base and fragrance oil are in the spray bottle, attach the pump and put the lid on. Shake for around 90 seconds to allow the fragrance oil to bind with the base.

Step 4 – Using Your Room Spray

Your room spray is now made and ready to use. Simply position the spray nozzle towards the centre of the room and press the pump. A few sprays will leave your room smelling wonderful for hours.

For best results, we advise leaving the made up room spray for 24-72 hours to allow the fragrance oil to fully bind with the base.

Top tips: These are room sprays are not intended for use as a linen spray or body perfume. The base can appear oily as it’s a silicone so may stain delicate fabrics and cause hard surfaces to become slippery. Always spray away from the face and keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Which Base Should I Use to Make Room Sprays?

There are two types of room spray bases. One is an alcohol-based product called Perfumer's Alcohol and the other is a silicone-based product called Cyclomethicone.

Both bases require just 2 ingredients – the base and fragrance oil. So, what’s the difference?

Some prefer Perfumer’s Alcohol as this uses a base that easily evaporates, leaving only a fine mist of fragrance oil in the air. However, if you were planning on selling your products, perfumer’s alcohol would be classed as a hazardous base and so any room sprays made with this base would need to have a new CLP professionally calculated (at a cost). Of course, if you are using this for personal use only, this base is a great option.

On the other hand, Cyclomethicone is a silicone base and as such, it can make hard surfaces slippery or leave a light residue on some surfaces. However, it’s classified as a non-hazardous base so if you decided to sell your room spray products, you would only be required to include the 10% CLP template information for each fragrance oil you decide to use. At Craftovator, we provide you with this information as a download on every fragrance oil to make things easier.

As you can see, each base has its own pros and cons so whether you decide to use Perfumer’s Alcohol or Cyclomethicone, it’s entirely up to you. For this tutorial we’re using our Cyclomethicone base so you can get started right away.

For further information on CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging), please see our blog post here.

Which Scent Should I Choose for Making Room Sprays?

We have a huge range of over 500 professional grade, high quality fragrance oils that can be used in your room spray making. There is no right or wrong fragrance you should use, and we believe fragrances are so subjective that its entirely down to personal choice. If you’re struggling to choose however, we’ve got some recommendations for you.

For a bedroom, choose Relaxing Embrace with its calm and soothing notes or to bring a refreshing ozone air to bathrooms, Coastal Blossoms will do the trick. A delicate floral such as Cherry Blossom & Peony in your living room will provide a sophisticated yet inviting fragrance.

The choice is entirely down to you and going through our range of fragrances by scent category is such a fun way to find the right one for your living space.

Why not also pair your room spray with a matching scented candle using our step-by-step tutorial?

For this tutorial, we’ve opted to use Bahama Breeze, a tropical summer accord with top notes of fresh pineapple, peach, passionfruit, exotic fruits and juicy grapefruit leading to a heart of mango and tropical fruits on a base of soft musk. Perfect for use anywhere throughout your home for that ultimate tropical getaway vibe.

How Much Fragrance Oil Should I Use in My Room Spray?

Due to the high strength of our fragrance oils, we advise a usage percentage of between 3%-5%. Each oils strength varies which means that some fragrances will perform better at a lower percentage and others will benefit from using at a higher percentage.

We do advise thorough testing to be undertaken so that you can find the percentage that performs best for the fragrance oil you’ve chosen. Remember to always check the IFRA 49th Amendment document download on each fragrance oils page before choosing your desired fragrance to confirm suitability for its use and the maximum percentage allowed. For room sprays the IFRA category is 10B.

As we need to use a percentage of between 3%-5% we’re looking for the oils that state they can be used above this percentage. If an oil states a usage level of over 5% then we would advise to stick to the maximum of 5% regardless. Some oils may only require 2% however, so thorough testing at different percentages is always recommended.

For this tutorial we’ve chosen to use Bahama Breeze fragrance oil at 5% fragrance load. The amount of mixture you need would depend on the size of the spray bottle used. The spray bottle we’ve used in this tutorial is a 100ml bottle.

We know we need 100ml total so we’ve used 95ml of Cyclomethicone base and added 5ml fragrance oil to give a total of 100ml mixture (100 x 0.05 = 5). 5% of the overall mixture would be made up of the fragrance oil.

Top tip: You may use millilitres or grams when making room sprays. Just make sure that you stick to the same measurement for both your base and fragrance oil to ensure accuracy. We’ve opted to use millilitres in our tutorial.

What Type of Bottles Are Best to Use for Room Sprays?

Room spray bottles come in many forms from plastic, glass and even aluminium, some in an array of colours and even effects such as frosted, matte or gloss. Choosing the right one is down to personal choice and of course your branding. Plastic bottles are often more cost effective however, glass provides a more luxury appeal, particularly to those customers who prefer not using plastic. Aluminium bottles can also be dressed up to match your branding.

For this tutorial we’ve used a 100ml frosted spray bottle with a silver screw on atomiser pump and cap. 

Update!

Check out our full selection of new room spray bottles, perfect for your next project.

Can I Use My Room Spray Right Away?

If you're impatient, you could choose to use your room spray as soon as you make it, but for maximum scent throw we would advise leaving your made-up room spray for around 24-72 hours so that the fragrance oil can bind effectively with the Cyclomethicone base.

Once the 24-72 hours have passed, make sure you shake it well before using it for the first time. 

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned how easy it is to make your own scented room spray. Why not take a look through our huge variety of fragrance oils to find the next fragrance for your room spray making project?


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