A Comparative Study of Shoe Deodorizer Made with Citrus Aurantium and Charcoal with and Without Lavandula Dentata Leaves

Topics: Odor, Olfaction, Perfume Pages: 16 (3620 words) Published: March 7, 2010

A Research Paper Submitted to
Mrs. Lowell R. Somoso

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements in
Science Research B

Jamella Canon
Marionne Rivero
Jomalyn Yao

March 2009


Approval Sheet i
Acknowledgement ii
I. Introduction
A. Background of the Study 1 B. Statement of the Problem 2 C. Hypothesis 2

D. Significance of the Study 3
E. Scope and Limitations 3
F. Definition of Terms 4
II. Review of Related Literature 5
III. Methodology 8
IV. Discussion of Data and Results 10 V. Conclusion 13
VI. Recommendation 15
Bibliography II
Appendix II


This researcher paper title, “Shoe Deodorizer with Citrus Aurantium, Lavandula Dentata, and Charcoal as Components”, prepared and submitted by Marionne Rivero, Jamella Canon and Jomalyn C. Yao in partial fulfillment of the requirements in Science Research B, hereby accepted.

Sir Philip De Leon
Science Research Adviser

Ms. Lowell R. Somoso
Science Research Teacher


Ms. Michelle B. Zeta

Sir Joel De Castro

Ms. Racquel Gonzalez


We would like to express our gratitude to all those who gave us the possibility to complete this study. We want to thank the following persons:

God, who made all things possible.
Our super cool and super handsome adviser, Sir Philip De Leon, for his vital encouragement and support. Mrs.Lowell Somoso, for her understanding, assistance, constant reminders and much needed motivation. Our dearest friends and classmates for their help and inspiration. All the faculty members and staff of Laguna BelAir School. The respondents who accepted on using our shoe deodorizer. Our beloved parents, for their assistance in collecting and paying for the materials, support, their love and their hugs.

We, Jomalyn Yao, Jamella Canon, and Marionne Rivero, are deeply indebted to these people. Thank you.


The study focuses on making packets of deodorizer made from sliced orange peels and charcoal, and combination of sliced orange peels and lavender leaves with charcoal. The researcher used a teabag for its individual packaging.

The researchers investigated if there is a significant difference between the orange peel-charcoal shoe deodorizer and the orange peel-charcoal-lavender leaves shoe deodorizer.
Orange peel is the leathery exocarp or skin that contains numerous oil glands. The lavender is part of a plant usually used as ingredient of potpourri. The plant is also grown commercially for extraction of lavender oil from the flowers. This oil is used as an antiseptic and for aromatherapy. Charcoal is a product known for it effectively absorbs and traps odors.

The orange peels were sliced into cubes, lavender leaves was cut into small pieces and the charcoal was rubbed into powdered form. These components are placed inside an empty tea bag according to its combination with its corresponding measurements.

The researcher concluded that based on the 1 week investigation, the shoe deodorizer that contains the combination of orange peels, lavender leaves and charcoal, worked out the best. While the shoe...
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