Making Soap Out of Guava (Psidium Guajava) Leaf Extract

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Making soap out of Guava (Psidium guajava) Leaf Extract

Researchers
Leo Sese
Jeremiah Velmonte
Jemimah Cruzata
Leann Barnachea
Ian De Leon

Ms. Ro-Anne Nuguit
Chemistry Teacher
Acknowledgements
The researchers would like to thank Miss Ro-anne Nuguit for always being supportive and patient to their efforts in doing this project. The researchers would also like to thank Jeremiah’s Ate Ning for providing the guava leaves. Abstract

The researchers were determined to know if making soap out of the extracts of guava leaves would be possible. They were inspired by the fact that guava leaves are known for disinfecting wounds and treating acne. They started off by boiling guava leaves with water. With the extract that was produced, they mixed it together with Sodium Hydroxide, oil and more water. After a lot of work the right soap was produced. Therefore, it is concluded that out of guava leaf extract it is possible to make soap.

Table of Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….page 1 Review of Related Literature and Methodology……………………………………………………………………………….page 2 Methodology……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 3 Results and Discussions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..page 3 Conclusions and Recommendations ………………………………………………………………………………………………...page 4 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 4 Chapter 1: Introduction

Guava leaves are known for treating wounds and acne. The researchers wanted to find out if it is possible to make soap out of it. A soap made of guava leaf extract would surely be useful to those people who have acne and wounds. Hypothesis of this study is that it is possible to make soap out of guava leaves. We state that a soap that is made out of guava leaves will be effective to those who have acne and wounds. Since Guava leaves are known for disinfecting wounds and treating acne. That is why our main objective is to create soap out of guava leaf extract. Not only are we aiming to make soap, but also be able to use the soap for washing. In this investigatory project we aim to create a soap that is effective, cheap, useful, and easy to make. We intend to achieve a guava leaf extract soap that’ll successfully treat acne and wounds. Guava leaves are common to the community and are easy to find. These can be found almost everywhere. Guava leaves are known to be able to treat acne and disinfect wounds. By making soap out of guava leaves, we can help a lot of people since acne and wounds are frequently experienced. In this experiment we intend to make a soap that will be helpful to the person who will use it. Sadly, we are limited in a way that we only focus on the study of guava leaves and nothing else more. We are going to investigate until we produce the soap. We shall not go anymore further than the finished product.

Chapter 2: Review of Related Literature
According to the owner of the Guava Leaf Extract website, Guava leaves, have a lot of benefits. It can treat diarrhea and also can attack pathogens. Guava leaves are antibacterial and can regulate your blood glucose levels. Guava leaves are also known to help people that have diabetes. The leaves of the guava can also be used for tea. Drinking guava tea can heal fever. Its tea can help the liver. Guava leaves is very popular in impoverished countries because it is not expensive and it is very easy to find. We learn from Sarmi Yem, a blogger, that guava is healthy for the skin. Studies show that there is lycopene within the guava that can prevent skin damages from the effects of UV rays. Few people know that guava is very useful to people who are experiencing coughs and cold. The raw juice of guava can be a reliever of coughs and cold by loosening respiratory...
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