Products of prior training conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the production of dish washing and bath soap, citronella essential oil and body mist spray, and herbal tea were exhibited during the formal turn-over of mechanical machines and equipment yesterday, June 3, at Maradeca function hall, Ragayan, Marantao, Lanao del Sur.
These items were displayed at the gallery in time when DOST undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra graced the ceremonial kick-off of “livelihood program for rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi.” Guevarra was joined with other DOST officers and staff from Region X and Region XII.
Among the essential oils exhibited is citronella, an anti-dengue body oil and often recommended by pediatrician to mothers for child and adult health protection as effective mosquitoes and insect repellent.
Its also utilized for pet care, sports equipment disinfection, personal care, steam inhalations, relaxation in jacuzzis and for aromatic vaporization or diffusion in public places and private residences.
Essential oils are extracts from either flowers, leaves, flowering herbs, and grasses. Its notably used as liniment and for body massage in professional therapeutic centers.
Personal care products like dish washing detergent, liquid hand wash soap, and bath soap were also displayed along with herbal tea made of malunggay and turmeric which came in new style of packaging. Malunggay and turmeric teas are said to be helpful in preventing cancer and in reducing body cramps and pains.
Series of training for the beneficiaries of this project is targeted by DOST and Maradeca Inc. to commence this June 2019.
Prices of the products are yet to be determined by partners.
The occasion also featured photo galleries of Maradeca’s success stories with farmers and women entrepreneurs.