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Alia and Kamal

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(4), pp. 213-221, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Formulation of Cosmetics Containing Sudanese Baobab (Andasonia Digitata L.) Seed Oil in Kordofan State



Alia M. A. Ibrahim; Kamal E. E. Yassin



Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.






Article No.: 102021107

Type: Research

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Recently, there has been renewed search for ingredients to be used in herbal cosmetics industry. Baobab (Adansonia Digitata L.) seed oil has received high attention. This study was carried out to study Baobab oil physicochemical properties, mineral concentration for domestic consumption and industrial utilization as cosmetics products: soap, cream and shampoo. Baobab oil was extracted by cold pressing process, oil quality parameters was evaluated using standard methods of analysis.  Results obtained shows that the Baobab oil is golden yellow color and its slightly acidic PH was 6.2. Baobab seed oil content, saponification value, peroxide value, iodine value and acid value were 21.75%, 189.06 mgKOH/g, 3.22 mEq/kg, 96.95 mgI2/100g and 0.43 mgKOH/g, respectively. While oil specific gravity and refractive index were determined 0.9157 g/ml and 1.4666. Baobab seed oil is a good source of macro nutrients with potassium being the most prevalent elements followed by calcium and sodium. The soap, cream and shampoo produced from Baobab seed oil reach the PH 10, 6 and 5.5. The results introduced here established the edibility of Baobab oil as well as indicator to its cosmetics and industrial products. Therefore, recommended that more and advanced research should be undertaken for this abundant source of natural nutritious oil, Baobab oil and oils of local seeds should be inserted into cosmetics and other industries purpose.


Accepted:  21/10/2021

Published: 28/11/2021


*Corresponding Author

Alia M.A. Ibrahim

E-mail: alo1914@



Baobab, Adansonia digitata, saponification value, seed oil, mineral







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Cite this Article: Alia MAI; Kamal EEY (2021). Formulation of Cosmetics Containing Sudanese Baobab (Andasonia Digitata L.) Seed Oil in Kordofan State. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 11(3): 213-221.


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