The Antiseptic Potential of the Formulated Liquid Soap from the Methanolic Extract of Sepioteuthis lessoniana Ink against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923

Authors

  • Kenrie Durangparang Cebu Doctors' University
  • Zuriel Jesabel B. Cuyos Cebu Doctors' University
  • Berlene Gail H. Lama Cebu Doctors' University
  • Krystiel Ericka Z. Malusay Cebu Doctors' University
  • Dea Chizly B. Yap Cebu Doctors' University
  • Kevin Christian Dela Cruz Cebu Doctors' University

Keywords:

Antiseptic activity, contact time, Sepioteuthis lessoniana ink extract, Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

The majority of hospital-related infections worldwide are related to skin contact. In this study, the antiseptic potential of liquid soap from the methanolic extract of Sepioteuthis lessoniana ink against Staphylococcus aureus was determined. A non-randomized, controlled trial was done with positive control of Safeguard Liquid Hand Soap. The different concentrations (0.5% v/v, 1% v/v, and 5% v/v) of Sepioteuthis lessoniana ink extract soap were tested for their inhibitory activity. The Durham Tube Test was utilized to determine the antiseptic effect of the various concentrations, the minimum time for antiseptic effect to occur, and the corresponding efficacy of the commercial disinfecting agent. The study showed that all three experimental groups and the positive group inhibited the growth of the bacteria in as short as 5 minutes from contact with the bacteria. Safeguard Liquid Hand Soap which contains the active ingredient 0.5% chloroxylenol and the lowest formulation of 0.5% v/v concentration of Sepioteuthis lessoniana ink extract liquid soap exhibited similar results during the experiment. Therefore, formulated soap from the ink extract of Sepioteuthis lessoniana demonstrated antiseptic properties that are comparable to that of Safeguard Liquid Hand Soap.

Author Biography

Kevin Christian Dela Cruz, Cebu Doctors' University

College of Pharmacy

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2023-12-15

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Durangparang, K., Cuyos, Z. J., Lama, B. G., Malusay, K. E., Yap, D. C., & Dela Cruz, K. C. (2023). The Antiseptic Potential of the Formulated Liquid Soap from the Methanolic Extract of Sepioteuthis lessoniana Ink against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923. Journal of Scientific Investigations, 2(2), 35–41. Retrieved from https://jsi.cebudoctorsuniversity.edu/index.php/jsi/article/view/53

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