Production Of Body Lotion Using Cocoa Extract

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Production Of Body Lotion Using Cocoa Extract


Abstract


The efficiency of cocoa extract to replace paraffin oil in the formulation of body lotion was examined, the result of the work showed that cocoa extract is a good alternative to paraffin oil in body lotion formulation.

There is no question that properly moisturized skin looks and feels better, especially during the chilly winter months when it is prone to flaking and itchiness. The problem is that it can cost a fortune to keep a supply of body lotion on hand.

From the price, it is easy to wonder if the secret ingredient in some moisturizers is gold dust. What few people realize is that the basic recipe for any lotion is incredibly simple: Oil and water are combined and bonded together with an emulsifier. In fact, anyone can create a month’s supply of luxurious body lotion in his or her kitchen for around a dollar.

Even more exciting is the fact that you can make a moisturizer that is perfectly suited to your skin type, fragrance preference, and budget. If you want to keep your skin looking silky smooth and want to hold onto more of your hard-earned money, try this simple recipe.

Cocoa extract refers to the bioactive compounds found in cocoa products. These compounds include flavanols, procyanidins and (-)-epicatechin. Though these molecules are not unique to cocoa, cocoa extract contains a particularly high level of (-)-epicatechin, compared to other plant products.

Supplementing cocoa extract or eating dark chocolate is linked to better blood flow and improved insulin sensitivity.

Preliminary research suggests (-)-epicatechin may also provide benefits for longevity by increasing blood flow and oxygenation in the brain. Though this effect has not been linked to improved memory or cognitive performance, it may play a protective role during aging. Some evidence also suggests (-)-epicatechin can help mitigate the effects of impaired mitochondria.

When (-)-epicatechin is absorbed by the body, it activates an insulin signaling pathway, which causes a mild increase in glucose uptake. Increased glucose uptake means the body is able to take in sugar from the blood more effectively. Supplementing (-)-epicatechin also increase the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that widens blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Eating about 26-40g of dark chocolate products containing at least 75% cocoa makes supplementing cocoa extract and (-)-epicatechin unnecessary. This is about 200 calories of dark chocolate, a bit less than a standard candy bar. Products low in cocoa, like milk chocolate and white chocolate, do not replace supplementation. Cocoa extract is a safe supplement that promotes circulation and effective energy production. It has great potential long-term benefits, whether the (-)-epicatechin comes from supplements or food products.


Table Of Content


Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Approval page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Abstract
  • Table of content

Chapter one

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Scope of study
  • 1.2 Aims and objectives of study

Chapter two

2.0 Literature Review

  • 2.1 History of body lotion
  • 2.2 The modern day body lotion
  • 2.3 Body emollient
  • 2.3.1 Body lotion
  • 2.3.2 Body cream
  • 2.3.3 Choice of body
  • 2.4 Ingredients use in making body lotion and function-
  • 2.5 Importance of body lotion
  • 2.6 Brief description of cocoa
  • 2.7 Importance of cocoa
  • 2.8 Effects of cocoa consumption on other animal
  • 2.9 Properties and uses of cocoa extract
  • 2.9.1 Properties of cocoa extract
  • 2.9.2 Uses of cacao

Chapter three

3.0 Materials And Methodology

  • 3.1 List of apparatus
  • 3.2 List of reagents/materials
  • 3.3 Sample collection
  • 3.4 Sample preparation
  • 3.5 Soxhlet extraction
  • 3.6 Distillation
  • 3.7 Procedure

Chapter four

4.0 Result


Chapter five

5.0 Conclusion And Recommendations

  • 5.1 Conclusion
  • 5.2 Recommendations
  • References

Chapter One


1.0 Introduction

There is no doubt that properly moisturized skin looks and feels better, especially during the chilly winter months when it is prone to flaking and itchiness. The problem is that it can cost a fortune to keep a supply of body lotion on hand. From the price, it is easy to wonder if the secret ingredients in some moisturizers are gold dust. [5]

What few people realize is that the basic recipe for any lotion is incredibly simple. oil and water are combined and bonded together with an emulsifier to produce skin moisturizing cream lotion. in fact anyone can create a month’s supply of luxurious body lotion in his or her kitchen. Even more exciting is the fact that you can make a moisturizer that is perfectly suited to your skin type with fragrance of your choice.

As mentioned earlier, all you need to make body lotion is a skin nourishing oil and pure water. The emulsifier will help you create a more professional product, but you do not even need this if it does not bother you to shake up your moisturizer before applications. However, emulsifiers often have a second benefit that may make a trip to the store worth while. They also have preservative qualities that keep oils, which can go rancid over time, from spoiling in some cases; they can dramatically extend the shelf life of a cream containing fragile ingredients like fruit juice.

Experts (beauty experts and reader surveys, dermatologists) agree that skin on every part of the body has virtually the same needs, in that it should be cleansed, exfoliated, moisturized and protected from the sun. They also agree that some ingredients like vitamin E can help to provide healthier and softer skin.
Good moisturizers should include water-binding agents such as glycerin, collagen, hyaluronic acid, antioxidant and anti-irritants (aloe, green tea, vitamin C etc.) experts agree that a good lotion doesn’t have to be expensive.

For the purpose of this work, oil extracted from coca was used in place of paraffin oil for the production of body lotion due to the fact that cocoa contains mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of immuno globulin (IgE) which is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma.

cocoa has a high antioxidant concentration which has shown to smooth the skin when ingested regularly, but a new study is one of the first to prove that it has anti-aging effect when applied tropically. in test on human skin samples, a cream containing Acticoa-a cocoa extract rich in antioxidants called flavonols, boosted the production of collagen and glycosaninoglycans (proteins involved in skin elasticity and moisture).


1.1 Scope Of Study

The scope of this work is to produce body lotion from local oil extract (cocoa bean).


1.2 Aim/Objectives

The aim/objective is to replace paraffin oil with oil extract from cocoa, in the formulation of body lotion.


Chapter Five


5.0 Conclusion And Recommendations

5.1 Conclusions

Based on this work, it can be concluded that a good formulation of body lotion can be made usisng cocoa extract.


5.3 Recommendations

Having exhaustively reasoned in the work, I hereby recommended that cocoa extract should be used in the production of body lotion due to its befitting properties.

Other alternative local materials that could replace commercial materials in the production of body lotion should be studied.


Production Of Body Lotion Using Cocoa Extract


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