Pallavi Hangargekar1, Arunadevi Birajdar1*, Amol Joshi2, Deepak Jha3 and Dhanashri Yawalkar1
1Department of Quality Assurance, ASPM’s K. T. Patil College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Pharmacognosy, ASPM’s K. T. Patil College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra, India
3Department of Pharmacy Practice, ASPM’s K. T. Patil College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Arunadevi Birajdar, Department of Quality Assurance, ASPM’s K. T. Patil College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra, India.
Received: June 06, 2023; Published: July 06, 2023
Mosquitoes are widespread throughout the world and are major vectors of diseases such as malaria, dengue, and yellow fever. Given that there are currently no effective vaccines against viruses and parasites transmitted by arthropods, the development of potent and safe insect repellents is crucial. Many chemical-based mosquito repellents are available in the market, but they can be harmful to humans and the environment, and have been associated with many side effects. Knowledge of traditional repellent plants can be incredibly beneficial for the development of natural alternatives to chemical repellents. Plant oils may eventually prove to be a viable alternative to synthetic repellents because they are often safe, inexpensive, and readily available. In this study, we aimed to prepare mosquito repellents using natural ingredients. We selected several plants that have been shown to repel mosquitoes and designed two different formulations using neem, tulsi, and marigold as the main ingredients. We used various essential oils to formulate a roll-on repellent, which was evaluated for its aroma and skin irritation potential. Additionally, we prepared a herbal mosquito repellent spray using plant powders, and added essential oils to create a surface layer on the water.
Keywords: Mosquito Repellents; Natural Ingredients; Essential Oils; Traditional Repellent Plants; Vector-Borne Diseases
Citation: Arunadevi Birajdar., et al. “Formulation and Evaluation of Safe Herbal Mosquito Repellent Roll-On and Liquid Spray". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.8 (2023): 08-14.
Copyright: © 2023 Arunadevi Birajdar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.