Formulation And Evaluation Of Essential Oils Based Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Gel To Avoid The Spread Of Diseases

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  • Dimple Pirgal *, J Kuber SingTaaniya Javalkar , Suma N , Shilpa Murthy , Sourav Guha , Lakshmi Gayathri

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.481

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The purpose of this study was to produce a gel containing essential oils (EO) that are effective against a wide range of pathogens. Three different concentrations of Camphor oil, Tea Tree oil and Lemongrass essential oil (1.25%, 2.25%, and 2.25% respectively) were formulated as a gel using Carbapol 940 as the gelling agent. The results indicate that the organoleptic properties of all prepared hand sanitizer gel formulations are acceptable. The pH of the formulation was 5.8. The spreadability test performed for all the formulation were in the acceptable range. The prepared hand sanitizer had antimicrobial efficacy against the different gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, and Candida species. The hand sanitizer with Tea Tree Oil showed the highest antibacterial effect and lacked activity against the yeast, whereas the formulation with Camphor oil and Lemongrass oil-based hand sanitizer had activity against all microorganisms including Candida species. This study shows that the prepared hand sanitizer gel with 1.25% (v/v) camphor oil and lemongrass oil 2.25% (v/v) can be used as a potential alternative to commonly used Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer (ABHS)

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2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31

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Formulation And Evaluation Of Essential Oils Based Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Gel To Avoid The Spread Of Diseases. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 3951-3960. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.481