Preparation of Microemulsion Containing Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Blume for Personal Care Use


Saidatul Husni S., Nor Azah M.A., Mailina J., Norulaiman V., Abd Majid J., Nik Yasmin N.Y., Mohd Faridz Z. P. & Ahmad Abdul Qayyum M. Herbal Product Development Programme, Medicinal Plants Division, FRIM, 52109 Kepong. Selangor 
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Preparation of Microemulsion Containing Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Blume for Personal Care Use


Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)


3rd August - 4th August (2010)

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)


Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume belongs to the family Lauraceae is well known for treating pain due to rheumatism and arthiritis, treating skin diseases and it also has aromatheraphy properties. Essential oils from C. zeylanicum have showed high anti-microbial activities. The aim of this study is to determine the suitability of the extract of C. zeylanicum to be developed into personal care prototype products. The extract of C. zeylanicum was formulated into oil-in-water emulsion (0/w), which consists of emulsifier, emollient, preservative, water and C. zeylanicum essential oil as the active ingredient. The emulsion was homogenized into microemulsion using high speed homogenizer. The sizes of particles obtained in the microemulsion were in the range of 10.88 im — 92.71 µm. From the stability test, the microemulsjon showed no separation when it was kept at temperatures of 4, 28 and 40°C for three months. Evaluation on the physico-chemistry characteristics showed that the pH value of the microemulsion was in suitable range for topical usage and the rheology property of the microemulsion was recorded. Microbial enumeration of the microemulsion was determined by total plate count and showed it was free from microbial contamination.


Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume, microemulsion, personal care products


Poster Abstracts: P42


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