Vol. 9, Issue 5 (2020)
Development of virgin coconut oil based body lotion
KN Satheeshan, BR Seema and AV Meera Manjusha
Beauty and wellness industry are recording a tremendous growth, driven by rising incomes, greater awareness on preventive health care and life style in India. There is a growing trend among consumers searching for traditional healthcare and cosmetic products developed from natural constituents with some degree of pharmaceutical activity. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is gaining popularity as a functional food supplement, neutraceutical and cosmetic with therapeutic properties. Currently, there is a great deal of research and commercial interest in utilizing VCO for cosmetic formulations. A study was conducted at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode for developing a body lotion using virgin coconut oil as the base, along with Aloe vera, bee wax, cocoa butter, and fragrance principles. Considering the results obtained in sensory analysis, a combination of body lotion consisting Virgin coconut oil (76%), Aloe vera (12%), bee wax (8%), Cocoa butter (2%) and rose oil (2%) was adjudged as best combination which could be recommended for commercial production.
How to cite this article:
KN Satheeshan, BR Seema, AV Meera Manjusha. Development of virgin coconut oil based body lotion. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(5):96-101.