ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Updated on February 29, 2012


You can refer this hubpage to know the following:

  1. Formulation considerations for making Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo.
  2. Steps to make Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo.
  3. A commercially viable Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo, and
  4. Labeling considerations for Shampoos.

Formulation considerations for making Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Dandruff is also called scruff in some parts of the world. It is caused due to chronic desquamation of the stratum corneum of the scalp. It occurs due to excessive proliferation of microorganisms on the scalp skin. Hence it is important to add an effective germicidal agent to antidandruff shampoo while making it.

In non herbal shampoos preferred germicidal ingredients used are Sulfur, Resorcinol, selenium disulphite, Zinc Pyrithione(2%), concentrated thymol, quaternary ammonium surfactants, etc., recently relatively insoluble zinc salts like derivatives of ZPTO have become popular. ZPTO stands for Zinc-Pyridine-thiol-1-Oxide.

In herbal preparations the chemical entities are replaced with herbal extracts of Neem, Tulsi and Methi. Aqueous extracts on Neem and Tulsi are known to be herbal antiseptics. Neem extract also stops scaling of the scalp and prevents hair loss. Methi extract on the other hand promotes hair growth on the scalp, it also reduces the intensity of hair fall. Fresh Methi extract is also used for dandruff treatment in rural India. In addition these adding lemon juice to herbal antidandruff shampoo helps maintain the acid-base balance of the shampoo. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser, astringent and mild antibacterial which also imparts luster to hair.

Besides this shampoo base contains water, sodium-laural-sulphate(SLS) as surfactant that helps form good lather, and tween 80( acts as a wetting agent). EDTA is added to chelate alkali metal ions and prevents them from settling on hair. Carboxy-Methyl-Cellulose is used as thickening agent in the shampoo formula.

Ingredients used in Herbal Antidandruff Shampoo
Quantity to be taken
 
Neem Extract
5%
 
Methi Extract
6%
 
Lime Extract
4%
 
Carboxy Methyl Cellulose(cmc 2% gel)
10%
 
Aqueous SLS Solution (0.5%w/v)
59%
 
EDTA
0.5%
 
Tween 80
3%
 
Perfume and color
In Sufficient Quantity
 
Saturated NaCl solution
In Sufficient Quantity
 
Herbal Anti dandruff Shampoo Formula

Steps to make Herbal Antidandruff Shampoo

  • Step 1: Take need extract, methi extract, lime extract, carboxy methyl cellulose(2% gel), SLS solution and make a solution in a non leaching clean glass or stainless steel container. Quantity of each ingredient is to be calculated according to the formula.
  • Step 2: Tween 80 and EDTA are mixed separately in little amount of water and added, then add the resultant solution to the solution obtained in step 1.
  • Step 3: Take small amount of the solution thus formed and add saturated Nacl dropwise, Nacl(sodium chloride or common salt) acts as viscosity modifier by common ion effect. Add this solution to the rest of the lot.
  • Step 4: Add color, perfume and pack the shampoo in a suitable container.

Label the container in accordance with the guidelines given in local Drug and cosmetic act, or as issued by local food and drug administration.

In general the following information should be on label or the product


  1. Name of the product
  2. Contents: Name and percentage of active ingredients i.e Neem, Methi and Lime extracts.
  3. Net Weight: As present in the final container.
  4. Manufacturing License Number as obtained by regulatory authority of your country.
  5. Manufacturing Batch Number: As applicable
  6. Manufacturing Date – Month and year of manufacturing.
  7. Expiry Date – Month and year of expected expiry.
  8. Maximum Retail Price- As applicable.
  9. Place Of Manufacturing- The plant where it is manufactured.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tintin25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tintin25 

      6 years ago

      Hi!

      Germicides and disinfectants are generally pure chemicals, let me know if you are looking for producing a specific one, may be i will be able to help.

    • profile image

      Lawal 

      6 years ago

      Thank u for this info.pls can i get germicide formulation and production

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)