KSU produces aloemon hand sanitizer
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga — The Kalinga State University (KSU) is producing ‘aloemon’ hand sanitizer, a natural formulation from aloe vera and lemon.
KSU President Eduardo T. Bagtang said the aloemon isthe latest research product of KSU Extension and Research Department’s COVID-19 initiatives.
The ‘aloemon’ from the extract of aloevera and lemon fruit which are locally available is an effective disinfectant. The KSU buys the raw materials from local farmers to financially help them this time of community quarantine.
Bagtang said the initial produce of aloemon hand sanitizer were distributed to frontliners, health workers and KSU employees
For its other COVID-19 initiatives, KSU is now producing ethanol alcohol, calamansi soap and calamansi cookies while the Home Economics Department has produced facemasks.
Bagtang said seeing the need for these items this time of the pandemic, KSU is considering opening a longer-term income generating project.
To assure sustainability of the project, KSU’s Agriculture Department may include as program the production of needed raw materials to augment the supply from farmers, Bagtang said. **JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga