Feasibility Study of Sago Starch for Perfumed and Cooling Body Powders

Cosmetic products composed of natural ingredients have been gaining popularity for some time. In relation, commercial body and dusting powders containing natural starches, e.g., corn, potato, rice and tapioca, have been launched, as several patents reveal.1, 2 Another natural ingredient for application in powder products can be found in the wetland forests of southern Thailand, where sago palms (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) are plentiful.

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