Mohamad Azhar Azman, Hamidah Jaafar Sidek and Muhamad Shafizul Md Sharudin
Keywords: Sanitizer, Skin infection bacteria, fatty acids, GC-MS Analysis, Plukenetia volubilis.
Abstract: NeeVe Spray is a newcomer of multifunctional health care product in the idea of protecting and healing human skin, which focusing in moisturizing, refreshing, healing, and sanitizing our skin. All the miracle properties of the product has been supported by various types of sources that have been used in order to complete the product. There are three magnificent plants which are Azadirachta indica (Neem), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera), and Plukenitia volubilis (Sacha inchi). Each plant provides different properties toward the products, where the sanitizing property is from the antibacterial activity possesses by Neem and Aloe Vera. A synergistic antibacterial activity of Neem and Aloe Vera has been tested on five bacteria that are commonly associated with skin which are Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella aerogenes and Streptococcus faecalis. A promising result was produced from the test and this result can increase the potential of the product to act as sanitizer. Besides that, a phytochemical screening of the Plukenitia volubilis sample was run using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in order to identify the phytochemical compounds. According to the result and past study, Plukenitia volubilis oil possesses high content (approximately 85% of the total oil content) of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6), and monounsaturated oleic acid (omega-9). The basic ideas in this product are to use the essential oil of the plants and the base for sanitizing the selected skin areas from bacteria and also to heal and provide nutrient for the skin. NeeVe Spray is a modern and innovative medicinal product that may serve as natural sanitizer to inhibit the bacteria and as a remedy for treating bacterial infection or disease caused by bacteria.