Abstract

ABSTRACT
A gel based hand wash was formulated using Camellia sinensis (Green tea) and Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg), and evaluated by physical parameters like, colour, odour, spreadability, pH and overall appearance of the formulation. Identification of unknown materials, determination of quality, consistency, amount of components and detection of functional groups and characterization of covalent bonding information of the formulation was qualitatively analyzed using Shimadzu FTIR-8400S Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer instrument and spectra obtained for each sample was interpreted with a chart for interpreted with a chart for Characteristics IR absorption frequencies of organic functional groups and carbonyl containing functional group. The study showed that gel based hand wash containing mixture of Camellia sinensis (Green tea) and Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) is rich in phyto-chemicals when compared to Camellia sinensis (Green tea) based hand wash gel and Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) based hand wash gel.