Micro Encapsulated Herbal Formulation for Mosquito Repellant Textile

  • Citronella oil has mosquito repellent properties but due to volatile nature of the compound its application in textiles is limited.
  • Citronella oil was microencapsulated
  • With average size of the microcapsules in the range of 300-600 nm in size and applied on cotton fabric
  • The treated cotton fabric showed 100% mosquito repellence with finish durability of up to 5 washes