Gumamela Flower and Ipil-Ipil Leaves as Alternative Shoe Polisher

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves as Alternative Shoe Polisher
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ABSTRACT

The main objective of this study was to determine the possibility of producing an acceptable Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract shoe polisher that can be alternative to the present commercial shoe polisher in terms of its use in a smooth shoes. Two shoe polisher were compared; one Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract and the second one is the commercial shoe polisher. The shoe polisher from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves was statistically check in its acceptability as basis in determining the more acceptable Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract shoe polisher in terms of four quality attributes – color, odor, luster, general acceptability.

The sample of this study is consisted of (1) ipil-ipil tree and (1) gumamela plant randomly and purposively selected from the town of Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines. The respondent involves in this study consisted of 25 students of random schools in Surigao City who responded to Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract shoe polisher Acceptability measure. The pertinent findings of this study is the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract were acceptable shoe polisher in terms of color, odor, luster, general acceptability when applied in a school smooth shoes and there is no significant difference between the acceptable Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves extract shoe polisher and the commercial floor wax in terms of effectiveness/acceptability in a smooth shoes.

The results further verifies that the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Flower and Ipil-ipil leaves shoe polisher is at par with the commercial shoe polisher and can be a potential alternative in terms of acceptability and effectiveness of its use in smooth shoes.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Pagei
Abstract ii
Table of Contents iii
Introduction 1
Materials & Methods 5
Results 8
Discussion 15
Conclusion 16
Acknowledgement 17
References 18
Research Plan 20
Forms 27
Pictorials 28

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INTRODUCTION

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Background of the Study
Shoe polish is a product used to shine, polish, and protect leather footwear. Polishing shoes will increase their life span, and lead to a more attractive appearance. It comes in various forms, including wax, paste, cream, and liquid, and can be applied in many different ways. Shoe polish has been in use for centuries, but the modern version has only been available since the early 1900s. (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-shoe-polish.htm, Written By: S.E. Smith, Edited By: Bronwyn Harris Copyright Protected: 2003-2012 Conjecture Corporation) Seeing some people just wasting gumamela flower and ipil-ipil leaves and throw gave the idea to researchers to have an experimental liquid shoe polisher product from Gumamela flower (Hibiscus rosa-senensis) and Ipil-ipil Leaves (Leucaena leucocephala Lam. ).

Gumamela flower (Hibiscus rosa-senensis) it is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, generally red in the original varieties, and firm, but generally lack any scent. Numerous varieties, cultivars, and hybrids are available, with flower colors and Ipil-ipil Leaves (Leucaena leucocephala Lam. ) Leaves are compound, 15 to 25 centimeters long, with hairy rachis. This ipil-ipil leaves Leaves are high in protein. This plant can easily be seen in most places in the Philippines.

The effectivity of the shoe polisher will be shown and tested such as;...
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