FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MINT CONTAINING HERBAL HAND SANITIZER
Shaloo*, Shayna Shafi, Simran Singh, Shashi Verma, Ritesh Kumar Tiwari and Devika Tripathi
The main aim for the preparation of a poly herbal hand sanitizer is for “hand hygiene”. It is a vital principle in the prevention, control, and reduction of any acquired infection. Mainly hand sanitizer can stop the chain of transmission of micro organisms and other bacteria from hand to different parts of our body. Hand hygiene is important and one of the most critical steps in food production, food service as well as in homes and other day care preparations. Hand sanitizer avoids adverse effects like itching, irritation, dermatitis etc. So, maintaining hand hygiene as the prime criteria-instead of some synthetic formulation, an attempt has been made to formulate an herbal hand wash by using some extracts of commonly available plants like Neem, clove and mint. The formulation was evaluated for its physical parameters. It is sure that these ingredients especially mint on combination behave as an effective hand sanitizer.
Keywords: Hand hygiene, antimicrobial activity, nosocomial infections, herbal sanitizer.
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