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FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF ORGANIC LIP BALM

Jadhav Apurva Vinodkumar*, Godse Kirti Chandrahar, Deshmane Prajakta Pradip

The lip care products for everyday basis contain harmful heavy metals and preservatives. Other than leaching through the pores on your lips, these heavy metals and other chemicals can also be accidently ingested. Lead affects heart and brain, Cadmium and Chromium can cause cancer, Preservative could cause breast cancer. Lip balms are formulations applied onto the lips to prevent drying and protect against adverse environmental factors. Organic lip balms nourishes the lips and help to get hydrated and protect lips affected by chapping and dryness. They help to protect the natural health and beauty of the lips.  Lip balms are not gender specific products and both men and women can use them.  In the present study many organic products like Ghee and Honey, can help to keep lips hydrated and healthy. Prepared lip balm was evaluated for organoleptic characteristics, melting point, spreadability, pH  measurement and stability studies. After performing stability studies at room temperature (25.0 ± 3.0 ºC) ,refrigeration (4± 2.0 ºC) and oven temperature (40.0 ± 2.0 ºC) for 30 days. It was concluded that prepared lip balm shows uniform nature, perfect application, without any deformation at room temperature (25.0 ± 3.0 ºC) and at refrigeration (4± 2.0 ºC) .Mean melting point was 69 ºC. Mean pH was 7.2, which is near to the neutral pH. Storage in the oven (40.0 ± 2.0 °C) is not recommended because of loss of product functionality observed during the normal Stability. Organic lip balm can be a better option for treatment of various lip issues.

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