Extracting aromatic compounds from raw materials using procedures like distillation, solvent extraction, expression, or effleurage is called perfume extraction. The wax content in the extracted substance determines the kind of extract, which may range from essential oils to aroma oils. After extraction, aromatic substances lose their smell and flavour due to the decomposition of the molecules using heat, chemicals, or oxygen exposure. This study employed solvent extraction using two systems and steam distillation to get the essential oil out of lemongrass. Methods I and II of solvent extraction yielded 2.08 percent and 1.96 percent essential oil, respectively, while method III yielded 0.95 percent. Formaldehyde and methanol were used as carrier solvents to create a perfume from the extracted essential oil.
Extraction, Formulation, Perfume, Lemongrass, Leaves.
Jumbo Oyinbrakemi Golda "Perfume Extraction and Formulation from Lemongrass Leaves" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 11 2022 Page 22-33
Jumbo Oyinbrakemi Golda "Perfume Extraction and Formulation from Lemongrass Leaves" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(11)