International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
P-ISSN: 2971-5121
E-ISSN: 3027-1819

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Chemical Composition and Acceptability of Organic Bath Soap among Students in Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria

Ngozi, O. Abiamuwe1*, Jummai S. Seriki-Mosadoloru1, Rhoda O. David 1, Felicia Maduabum2

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Vocational Education Department, Yaba College of Technology, University, Yaba 2011, Lagos State, Nigeria
2Awka Etiti Town, Idemili South, Anambra State, Nigeria
*Correspondence: Ngozi, O. Abiamuwe, Department of Vocational Education, Yaba College of Technology, University, Yaba 2011, Lagos State, Nigeria.  (Email: ngozi.abiamuwe@yabatech.edu.ng).

Abstract: The study determined the chemical composition and acceptability of organic bath soap among students in Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions. Mixed method research design was used for the study. Population was 46 which comprised all Home Economics students from the Department of Vocational Education. In-home use questionnaire was used for data collection. The study produced two samples of turmeric bath soap. Findings showed that the chemical compositions of the turmeric soap samples are in accordance with the specifications of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) with toilet soap specifications of pH ranging from 9 to 11, total fatty matter ranging from 60-75 gm and total free caustic soda ranging from 0.05 to 0.08 %. Findings showed that the sensory evaluation attributes for colour, smell, consistency foam ability and skin sensitivity were accepted after use for three months as the samples were skin friendly, safe to use without side effects. It was recommended that turmeric body soap and turmeric face gel can be produced in large quantities for commercial purpose as a form of income generation for unemployed graduates.

Keywords: Acceptability, Bath Soap, Chemicals, Organic, Students

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Publication date:

2024-06-30

DOI

https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v3n1.006

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Vol

3

Issue

1

Page Number

68-79

How to cite:

Abiamuwe, N.O., Seriki-Mosadoloru, J.S., David, R.O., & Maduabum, F. (2024). Chemical Composition and Acceptability of Organic Bath Soap among Students in Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 3(1), 68-79. https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v3n1.006