How To Make A Room Spray

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We see a number of questions about which CLP you can use when making room sprays with perfumers alcohol. The CLP you use for wax is for fragrance oil in a non hazardous base as wax is non hazardous. Perfumers alcohol is hazardous so a new CLP needs to be created for the combination of your base alcohol and your fragrance oil. Several oil suppliers provide these so check that you are using the CLP for your product combination. Perfumers alcohol is highly flammable with a flashpoint of 15°C and a boiling point of 79°C so it is very important you take this in to consideration in both your pictograms and your precautionary phrases on your CLP. Formulators alcohol is similar to perfumers alcohol and it is highly flammable but it does have slightly different hazard codes and pictograms. 

First you must check the IFRA document for your fragrance oil. Section 10B covers air fresheners (room sprays), amongst other products. This lists the maximum concentration which is sometimes much higher than you would use but may be lower than a percentage that would give a good fragrance in the room,.

A lot of people make room sprays at 5% but we like ours super strong so you just need one or two sprays in a large room. With this in mind this tutorial covers how to make a room spray in perfumers alcohol at 10%. We have purchased the software to calculate and create CLP, please check the concentrations on each CLP template we have created on each fragrance oil listing as they do vary. 

Is it good practice to download, read and file the SDS for each raw material that you use for making your products. We will do another blog covering SDS, hazards, risks and precautionary phrases at a later date. There is a free, on line training course covering CLP in our Facebook group in the featured 'pinned' section.  

First weigh 10g of your fragrance oil and then 90g of perfumers alcohol.

fragrance oil sued for room spray
perfumers alcohol used for room spray

Different oils have different densities so your measurements must be by weight and not by volume.

Perfumers alcohol is not as dense as water so this tutorial will create more than 100ml of finished product. We have used these numbers to keep the tutorial easy to understand. Mix the fragrance oil and perfumers alcohol and you have your product. Some mixtures may require a small amount of distilled water and an emulsifier or a cosolvent. 

CLP for room spray

In the example shown in the photograph we have created a room spray CLP at 15% for perfumers alcohol and lemongrass fragrance oil. The CLP shows the hazards, pictograms, allergens and precautionary phrases for the base and the fragrance oil combined. If you want to use a different base with our fragrance oils, please get in touch. If you have purchased the oil and send us the SDS for the base we will create the CLP template for you free of charge. 

As perfumers alcohol and formulators alcohol is highly flammable do not use them as a base to make car diffusers, use Augeo or another similar base. 

We have created a tutorial on how to make a reed diffuser and another explaining the hazards of Augeo Clean Multi and one explaining IFRA so please have a look at those blogs and read additional information around these subjects in our facebook group.

 


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