Formulation of the Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil-based eco-friendly diffuse solution
One of the most challenging issues associated with the use of artificial scent is the harmful effects not always visible to the eyes. To meet the growing consumer demand for the natural active ingredients of household products, the team looked for new, rich ingredients that have ample amount of compound that create scents and exhibit high antibacterial activities. The main objective of this study was to formulate a diffused product by replacing the harmful synthetic ingredients with safe natural ingredients. After applying the hydrodistillation method for the extraction process, lemongrass essential oil obtained with optimum efficiency of 0.29%. The process and formula of diffused products are optimized through the process of influencing parameters such as platform oil, emulsifier, solvent, Tween 80 and essential oil. The results indicate that lemongrass essential oil can be used as an eco-friendly alternative, which can add up the aromatic and deodorizing properties to the synthesized fragrance. The research into the application of lemongrass essential oils in many products will provide insight into the potential development of essential oils in the field of home care products.