2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART C
Development of mosquito repellent finished cotton fabric using eco friendly mint
Author(s): A Gupta and Dr. A Singh
Finishingrnimproves the fabrics performance and gives it special functional propertiesrnincluding the final touch. Eco friendly mint mosquito repellents may be one ofrnthe most effective tools for protecting human from vector borne diseases.rnMedicinal plants like Tulasi, Neem, Notchi, Lemongrass, Citronella,rnKeelanalli (Phyllanthus nirum), cinnamon, eucalyptus, vetvier roots (Vetiveriarnzizanioides), and Turmeric etc are used for induction of organic mosquitornrepellent activity. This work is a small effort in developing an Eco friendlyrnmosquito repellent finished fabric using the herbal extract of the mint leaves.rnThe selections are finished onto the fabric by pad-dry-cure method and evaluatedrnusing a Mosquito Repellency Behavioural test. As the textile fabrics arernsubjected to washing, the wash durability of the finished fabrics was evaluatedrnat three intervals – 5th, 7th and 9th washes. After finishing, the finishedrnfabric showed 100% of repellent activity for direct application method. Thisrnstudy helps in the development of a mosquito repellent fabric which protectsrnthe human beings from the mosquito bites and thereby promising safety from thernmosquito borne diseases.
How to cite this article:
A Gupta, Dr. A Singh. Development of mosquito repellent finished cotton fabric using eco friendly mint. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):155-157.