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CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

4th Floor, OZ Building


900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila 1000
Phone (632) 524-2011 loc 428

PROJECT PROPOSAL

A. BASIC INFORMATION
1. Project Title Lotion Bar

Checking and purchasing of materials for the making


Phase 1 of Lotion Bar.
Trial of the first batch of product.
Phase 2
Basic/Applied Business Research
Project Type
1. Proponents

Members Niña Ecaterina T. Gamez


Mitzi Ramiah Garcia
Francia Marie Gungon
Frances C. Llamera
Faye Ann M. Ocampo
Angelica A. Omos
Jethro Benz Talaran
Harlan Jake C. Taño

Institution Adamson University

Address 900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro


Manila

Email ninaecaterinagamez@gmail.com

Project Leader Angelica A. Omos

Authorized Representative Niña Ecaterina T. Gamez


0927 240 1087

Professor Prof. Ronald Jefferson A. Narceda


2. Implementing Agency College of Science, Chemistry Department of
Lead Agency Adamson University
Collaborating Agency/ies
3. Project Location
Region NCR
City Manila City
4. Project Duration
Start-up Date March 2, 2019
Completion Date April 6, 2019
5. Proposed Budget P 6,350.00
( In Philippine Peso)
6. Summary
Prepared by: Endorsed by:
Gungon, Francia Marie
Ocampo, Faye Ann
Omos, Angelica ___Ronald Jefferson A. Narceda__
Tano, Harlan Jake Head of Agency
Proponent Date:
Date:

B. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND


Rationale
In a tropical country like the Philippines, there are only two types of seasons. The wet season and the
dry season. The months of March through October are usually characterized by relatively high
temperature, with May being the warmest month. With a tropical climate that prevails throughout the
year, various skin problems often arise (“Philippines Climate,” 2019). In order to prevent such
problems, there are numerous skin products available in the market. One of the most common example
is lotion. It can be used to moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin. Most people use it on a daily basis,
especially those who have highly sensitive skin. However, it is usually costly and it contains
potentially hazardous chemicals.

A cheaper variation of this product is slowly becoming popular nowadays, and it is called a lotion bar.
It is a solid lotion that resembles a bar of soap. When applied to the skin, the body heat will slightly
melt the bar (“Lotion Bars - Bodylish,” 2019). Because the lotion is solid, there is no need to pack the
lotion in a plastic bottle. Recyclable materials in various sizes such as tin cans or glass jars can be used
as containers. This promotes a more convenient and environment-friendly packaging. Apart from that,
lotion bars are also a well-known health-conscious choice. This is because they are made up of natural
ingredients such as Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Beeswax, Coconut oil and essential oils. One also has
the option to infuse the product with vitamins, like Vitamin E, which can be very beneficial for the
skin in terms of its anti-aging properties.

Clinical studies have revealed that some of these ingredients, such as Coconut oil, help improve the
symptoms of certain skin conditions. It exhibits several biological activities like anticancer,
antimicrobial, analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties (Sandeep R.Varma et al., 2017).
Furthermore, lotion bars are free from the potentially hazardous chemicals which are commonly found
in commercial products. These include phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, para-aminobenzoic acid
(PABA), and petroleum.

The lotion bar is favorable for those who are looking for a skin product that contains all-natural
ingredients for rehydrating, soothing or protecting even the most sensitive skin. It is convenient to
carry around, is eco-friendly, and is a cheaper alternative to commercially available skin products.
OBJECTIVES: General and Specific
General
To be able to show the skills and creativity of chemistry students through selling of chemistry- related
products in the ChemKonek2019 event.

Specific

In particular, this project will:

Phase 1: The Lotion Bar ingredients will be purchased from legit local chemical selling- store and will
be prepared in the Adamson University.

Phase 2: The Lotion bar is a regular lotion but in the form of a solid to inform the students the
different phases of matter.

EXPECTED OUTPUT
Lotion Bars
To be able to introduce an eco-friendly and useful product to the consumers. The product could show to
direct application of chemistry in our everyday lives and how chemistry affects it. The product should
start conversation and get people thinking on how it’s made, what’s its components or how the lotion
bar works. These could all be answered through chemistry and thus the product fulfills its purpose. It
also is expected to promote the use of all-natural products. The product itself is expected to be
environmentally friendly easy to use and effective with no bad reactions or side effects.

POTENTIAL IMPACT
The potential impact of having lotion bars is a solid lotion. It resembles a bar of soap but acts like a
lotion. The bar will stay solid when kept at room temperature or lower. It can be used anywhere on the
body. When applied to skin, body heat will slightly melt the bar. Lotion bars are typically made from
all-natural ingredients including butters and oils like Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Beeswax, Jojoba oil,
Avocado butter, Sweet Almond oil, Hempseed oil and essential oils. Therefore, it won’t be that
harmful when customers buy this product.

USERS/BENEFICIARIES
Students, faculty, and the whole Adamson University will benefit and be use of our service.

METHODOLOGY
A. Ingredients
 1⁄2 cup melted coconut oil
 2½ cups grated cocoa butter
 ½ cup grated beeswax
 1½ teaspoons essential oil (optional)
 1⁄2 teaspoon Vitamin E essential oil (optional)

B. Materials and Equipments


 Mold
 Ladle
 Large pot
 Small pot
 Refrigerator (optional)

Procedure
1. Fill a Large pot with about two inches of water and bring to a boil.
2. Place a smaller pot inside the larger pot to create a double boiler.
3. Add coconut oil, beeswax and cocoa butter.
4.Stir occasionally until it is fully melted, then remove from heat.
5.Allow the mixture to cool before mixing them with essential oils and Vitamin E.6.Pour the liquid in
to the molds.
7. Allow liquid to cool fully before unmolding them.
8. For faster cooling process, place them into the fridge or freezer for 10-20 minutes.

STRATEGY OR EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES


Phase 1
 Breakdown the budget from list of ingredients and try different method to achieve the
desired product.

Phase 2
 Trial of the product and final alterations.

GANTT CHART OF ACTIVITIES


Gantt chart of activities for the project entitled: “ChemKonek 2019: Year of the Periodic Table”
Product 2: Lotion Bar
Duration: January 2019-April 2019

Total Duration (in months): 4


Activities J F M A M J J A S O N D
Lotion Bar
Proposal of the product
Draft of Proposal
Proposal Defence
Preparation of materials
Purchase of materials
Trial of product
Final product
Approval of the product
Marketing
BUDGETARY REQUIREMENTS

EXPENSE WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5

MATERIALS 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500


Ingredients 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000
Supplies 500 500 500 500 500
UTILITIES 650 650 650 650 650
Electricity 500 500 500 500 500
Garbage 0 0 0 0 0
Water 150 150 150 150 150
TRANSPORTATION 500 500 500 500 500
FOOD 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500
Snack and drinks 500 500 500 500 500
Meals 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
MISCELLANEOUS 200 200 200 200 200

Totals: 6350 6350 6350 6350 6350

FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
The chromatic cupcakes and lotion bar was created for the students of Adamson University so
that they can relate chemistry through application of food and other necessities. The feasibility
of this project will be made possible because students are always curious and conscious around
their environment.

REFERENCES
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcakes.html#cupcakes
https://earthandsoul.love/new-products/solid-lotion-bar