International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART D
A comparative study of aroma retention properties of wool, silk and cotton fabric using aromatherapy essential oil
Author(s): Shivani Srivastava and Sangita Srivastava
Nowadays textile materials have been found in application in the field of aroma therapeutic finish using essential oil. By this application pharmaceutical and environment friendly ingredients are impregnated to the fabric. The correct choice of fabric and oil must be considered before finish application. In present study wool, silk and cotton fabric were chosen and a comparative study was done to identify which fabric is better receptor of oil and aroma and retain it for longer time. Aromatherapy essential oil was applied on fabric by a selected method. An olfactometry analysis was done by judges for four weeks. Judges rate the intensity of aroma on every 5the day with each wash and again intensity of aroma was recorded. Wool fabric was found best receptor of oil and aroma after each washes and silk fabric was better than cotton fabric. A change in colour of silk fabric was also observed after treatment. The physical properties, fabric weight and thickness also increased after finish application.
How to cite this article:
Shivani Srivastava, Sangita Srivastava. A comparative study of aroma retention properties of wool, silk and cotton fabric using aromatherapy essential oil. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):222-226.