Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Guava leaves extract as main ingredient in making Herbal Soap for washing wounds"


Background of the Study:

Nowadays, people have using different herbal soap that are expensive and less effective. The researcher aims to make an effective and cheaper herbal soap. Like guava leaves , it contains both major antioxidant pigments, carotene and poly phenols giving them high dietary antioxidant value among plant foods.

Guava leaves has a benefits in making herbal soap because it has that properties that can make the skin look good and protects the skin.

Statement of the problem:

The researcher aims to answer the following questions:

1.) Is the guava leaves extract effective in making herbal soap?

2.) Does guava leaves extract effective for washing wounds?


1.) The guava leaves is effective in making herbal soap.

2.) Guava leaves extract is effective for washing wounds.

Significance of the study:

The significance of the study is to have a beneficial usage of guava leaves. Specifically on the fresh green leaves. This study also aims to produce an affordable herbal soap by making use of the natural properties of guava leaves extract. This product is more on natural properties that can cure skin infections like skin allergies, rashes and skin itchiness and does not mix with chemicals that may damaged our skin.

Scope and Limitations:

This study needs furthermore improvement , research and also this study is only limited on the use of caustic soda because we all know that to much of caustic soda may cause skin itchiness.

Definition of terms:

Guava- is a genus of about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees.

Antioxidant- is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules.

Pigments- is a material that changes teh color of light it reflects as a result of selective color absorptions.

Carotenoids- a pigment essential for good vision angd precursor to Vit. A.

Pol phenols- were one briefly known as vit. P which are a group of a chemical substances found in plants.

Review of related Literature:

Guava, is a genus of about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small treesin the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It is native in Mexico , as well Central America, Northern America and parts of the Carribeanbut not cultivated throughout the tropics. In Tagalog , name bayabas are probably local renditions of guayaba. Numerous references inmedical research identify guava as Psidium Guajava.

Psidium guajava are cultivated in many tropical and subtropical countries for their edible fruit. Psidium Guajafa are often considered superfruits , being rich in vit. A and C and other properties. Its leaves contained antioxidant pigments,carotenoids and Polyphenols that are good components in turning our skin healthy.

Since the 1950's , guva , prticularly its leaves , has been a subject for diverse research in chemical identity of its constituents, pharmacological properties and history in folk medicine . For example , from preliminary medicinal research in laboratory models , extract from guava leaves are implicated in therapeutic mechanisms against cancer , bacterial infections , inflammation and pain and skin disorder. Essential oils from gauva leaves have shown strong anti-cancer in vitro.

In folk medicine , guava leaves are used as a remedy for diarrhea, and for their supposed antimicrobial properties. Its easy to get the components of guava leaves when it is apply in a form of a soap.


A. Guava Decoction

We have to gather 50g of fresh green guava leaves, 250 mL of water and boil it for about 10 mins.

* Materials

one-half cup of oil, 3tbsp. caustic soda, 500mL of water and guava leaves extract

B. Preparation of Soap

From the materials gatherd , set aside guava leaves extract. Mix 500mL water and vegetable oil and stir for 30mins. Combine the guava leaves extract to the solution of water and oil, stir for 30mins. add 3 tbsp. caustic soda stir for another 30 mins. Put in a molder and place in a safe area that can't be expose by the sun.

C. Soap Cutting:

Cut the soap acc. to the size of the molder.

D. Testing the soap:

After 15 days the soap will be use either preventive or cure. The respondents to this is the people who have skin wounds. It will be apply in the skin when they take a bath.

E. Observation:

* The researcher had observed that the wounds heal faster.

* The soap speeds up the regeneration of the wounds.


Results and Discussion:








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Mario Cabanag






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Mary Ramirez






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The researcher concludes that the guava leaves extract as main ingredient in making herbal soap for washing wounds is effective according to the respondents of the soap. Based on the number of days that they used the product, which is a proof that this herbal soap is effective.


doyi aquiatan said...

Hello sweeny,, I am a senior student of the Batangas State University Integrated School-High School department. Your research proposal is somewhat similar to ours, except that our product is a wound wash....
I find your research very useful, and I need your full name so we can give you credits in our paper. I am hoping for your kind consideration to this matter. Thank you and God Bless You

marife gerente said...

hi sweeny can u help us on how to conduct your expriment because its our project and we are just 1st year students

Kitana Lui said...

Yo! ello sweeny! Nice project, what's your name dear?

Friency Fernandez said...

Hello! I'm a third year high school student and I need to make my Review of Related Lit. and Chapter 3 for 5 5 days. Your study helped me a lot. Thanks ^^ Im not good at research even though we have it since first year so I admire your work :DD.

Nikki Catalan said...
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Nikki Catalan said...

Hello sweeny, I'm nikki, and I need your full name so we can give you credits in our paper. I am hoping for your kind consideration to this matter. Thank you and God Bless You

Jean Carin Moralde said...

Hi po! Gusto ko lang po sana itanong kung bakit wala po yung Introduction?? Thanks po!.. :D

beverly magnaye said...

Hi! sweeny , I am a grade 8 student.
Thank you for giving me idea in my IP . We also need to have a product that's why i just decided to make guava soap because its anti-bacterial.
Your study helped me a lot.
Thank you very much .

Dianne Dacuno said...

Hi miss :) thank you for this blog you make about guava soap. .it really helps me a lot because of this i was able to make my IP :) I hope I can meet someday :) Thank you very much :)


Hailey Gole Cruz said...

Hi miss,paano po ung procedure?? (need answers thank you)...

Kill Joy said...

Hi...Tnx for you and This IP,, It helped me a lot of conducting IP. Tnx and by the way im Grade 8 Student.

Unknown said...

hi can i ask the reference of ur RRL??

Shiela Gardones said...

Hello po ate Sweeny!!! ako po pala ang nag-aaral sa sekondarya dito po sa St. Rita's College of Baligasag. Dito po sa Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. Dito po sa Cagayan de Oro City.. Nais ko pong gamitin po ang itong IP para rin sa aming IP. Kung ok lang po sa inyo... Marami po akong makukuha dito sa inyong IP.. Nakita po namin ito at maganda naman ang itong IP na ginagawa mo, dahil makakatulong ito dahil anti-bacterial po ito ang guava extract soap... Kaya ito po ang aming kinuha para sa aming IP.. Pwede po bang gamitin namin ito para sa aming IP ate sweeny? Kung ok lang po sa inyo.. Maraming salamat po ate Sweeny! sana magkita tayo.. Maraming- maraming salamat talaga.. Makatutulong po ang IP sa ito ate Sweeny.. LOvelots po!

Jane Grace Aurino said...

good afternoon po... ask ko lng po if pwedeng gamitin po namin ito as an ip for our math and science week...salamat po and god bless....


Donalyn Cultura said...

Hi Sweeny im Dona your blog is useful for my IP science project. Can i used it.

Donalyn Cultura said...

And can I get your full name so we can give you credits to my IP. I hope for your kind consideration. Thank you.

Jhezreel Arancillo said...

hello can i ask if we could use this as our science investigatory project?

Danilo Gasta said...

But ala conceptual frame work