Stability and Shelf Life Studies of Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub
A body scrub is a popular treatment that is basically a facial for the body. It is also an exfoliating cosmetic preparation and applied to the body to cleanse the skin. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. A body scrub is done with an abrasive material, usually coffee or sugar mixed with some kind of massage oil and an aromatic like essential oils. In this study, a preliminary on the formulation of cinnamon coffee body scrub have been conducted. In this work, the active ingredient from the coffee and cinnamon are used and formulated into scrub base and cream base. The coffee and cinnamon is added into the base with two different percentages which is coffee (18% w/w and 12.5% w/w), cinnamon (7% w/w and 12.5% w/w) and stored at two different storage temperatures (27°C and 45°C). To evaluate the stability of the cinnamon coffee body scrub formulated the physical analysis were conducted in terms of stability, colour, and spread ability. Sensory analysis also had been conducted to identify the, texture, odour, and colour more preferable. From the observation, the results show that coffee body scrub formulation of 18% w/w and 12.5% w/w exhibit better stability compared to the 7% w/w and 12.5% w/w cinnamon coffee body scrub formulation.