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Zeszyty naukowe PŁ, Chemia Spożywcza i Biotechnologia
Zeszyt 73
Lavender oil - flavouring or active cosmetic ingredient?
Dagmara Sabara, Alina Kunicka-Styczyńska
Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Technical University of Lodz
Pages: 33 - 41
Essential oils compose a heterogenic group of plant products known and used for centuries for cosmetic, disinfectant and therapeutical purposes. Our research considered one of the essential oils, lavender oil, recognized as an antiseptic and insecticide agent also used as an ingredient in bath salts and washing agents for centuries. We studied antibacterial and antifungal activity of pure essential oil as well as commercial cosmetic products: hair shampoo and bath salt, containing lavender oil. It has been shown that concentrations of lavender oil applied in tested cosmetics are too low and do not provide its aseptic activity.
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