Psidium Guajava Lotion

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The Feasibility if Guava Plant Psidium guajava as the
Main Ingredient in Lotion

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction
A. Background of the Study………………………….………........1
B. Statement of the Objectives ………......................………..….1
C. Significance of the Study…………………………….………... 2
D. Scope and Limitations……………………………….………....3
E. Review of Related Literature……………………..…………... 4

II. Methodology…………………………………………………………..…9

III. Results & Discussion
A. Presentation of Data…………………………………………13 B. Analysis of Data………………………………………………17

IV. Conclusion…………………………………………………………….18

V. Recommendations…………………………………………………….19

VI. Bibliography……………………………………………………………20

VII. Appendices……………………………………………………………21

Abstract
As we all know, we are now experiencing global economic crisis especially in third world countries like the Philippines. In line with this, since guava is one of the distributed fruit tree crop in the tropics like the Philippines, the researchers would like to find out if the guava plant is feasible enough as a main ingredient of lotion. If ever successful, this would serve as a milestone for the Filipinos to start a business and have a source of income. The experiment was conducted by having the guavas put in boiled water for five minutes, peeled and put into the blender. Coconut oil was emulsified with beeswax later on mixed with the guava puree together with the preferred scented oil. This lotion was presented and had it surveyed to twelve different people. To know if it reaches the standard, the researchers also surveyed another twelve people to use a commercialized lotion on their skins. With the results averaging 4.02 for the guava lotion and 4.54 for the commercial lotion, we can say that guava is a viable main ingredient of a scrub lotion.

I. INTRODUCTION
A. Background of the Study
The main purpose of this study is to find out whether or not Guava can be beneficial to the skin when used in lotion. This study will deal with existing lotions from the market to be compared to Guava lotion. Through this it can be determined whether Guava can be used on all skin types or to some skin types only. This experiment is a good step for us to discover effective products that can be a momentous for a new source of income of the Filipinos.

B. Statement of Objectives
* To be able to make lotion that uses guava as its main solution * To compare the effects of the researcher’s made guava lotion to the usual supermarket lotions * To be able to know whether or not guava exhibits skin benefits when integrated in lotion

C. Significance of the Study
This study of testing Guava in lotion could be the start of further studies for the plant Guava, that aside from its present uses, it can still be used in other areas. Discovery of a new use of this herbal plant could also be a milestone for Filipino researchers, provide jobs for people who are in this business and produce cheaper products that are effective and can be afforded by the masses. It can also increase the popularity of medicinal plants that commonly used in the Philippines. Also, this study will also provide new grounds for experiments for high school students and will give experience to the researchers if ever they would want to try a profession related to this in the future.

D. Scope and Limitations
The scope of this project is that guava was feasible and was a great main ingredient of lotion and it didn’t cause any allergic reactions to the skin. In performing the experiment, the researchers realized that there are some limitations that we should consider in this project. One of which is we cannot ensure the quality of the guavas we are using. Another is that naturally, guavas have somewhat course texture which makes the lotion to be slightly rough thus making it a scrub lotion. Not putting any preservatives to it also is a limitation of this lotion we made. This made the lotion...
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