Creating Lemon Basil Shampoo, FKp Students Win Silver Medal at 2019 World Invention Technology Expo

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TEAM students who won a silver medal at the World Invention Technology Expo on Wednesday-Saturday, October 9-12. (Photo: Courtesy)
TEAM students who won a silver medal at the World Invention Technology Expo on Wednesday-Saturday, October 9-12. (Photo: Courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – students of Faculty of Nursing (FKp)  Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) won second place in international competition. Precisely at World Invention Technology Expo (Wintex), which was held at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta on Wednesday-Saturday, October 9-12.

Starting from the discovery that humans can lose 50 to 100 strands each day, the team members of Yuliani Puji Lestari (2016); Dita Fajrianti (2016); Tantya Edipeni Putri (2016); Afita Nur Dwiyanti (2016) created an innovative shampoo made from natural ingredients. “We are taking part in the product innovation competition in the form of natural shampoo, OCU: Beauty and Natural Shampoo,” said Tantya.

The shampoo product from basil leaves. (Photo: Courtesy)
The shampoo product from basil leaves. (Photo: Courtesy)

The shampoo innovation is considered unique because it uses natural ingredients, lemon basil. Besides, the content of basil leaves can significantly overcome the problem of hair loss and dandruff.

“We found another information on lemon basil leaves that is not widely known. It turns out that basil leaves contain high essential oils, vitamin A and minerals, “she said.

The ingredients are for anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal for the scalp. Anti-inflammatory acts as an anti-inflammatory. Then, antibacterial can kill bacteria, while antifungal acts as an antifungal agent for the scalp.

Furthermore, this plant overcomes dandruff problems, and scalp damage which is the main cause of hair loss. The collaboration of these substances is useful to eradicate bacteria and fungi on the scalp caused by excessive sweating.

The student who is often called Tantya admitted that the competition was very tight and the participants not only come from students but also general. “We also compete with several companies engaged in the field of technology and product innovation,” she said.

Although the product still requires various improvements, the achievements obtained bring positive energy and optimism for the team. She said her team will take care of the copyright of this product in the future. “We will take care the copyright for our products,” she said.

Tantya hopes the achievement can be an inspiration for another student. “We hope to inspire the student to try new things and participate in various competitions, “she hoped. (*)

Author: Erika Eight Novanty

Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifa’i

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