13th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

A Comparative Analysis on the Effectiveness and Cost of Homemade Calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa)-Vinegar Solution and a Commercially-Known Fabric Softener

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Most of the time, customers look for alternative solutions or home trends to lower their weekly costs. Some people switch to natural methods of reducing environmental chemical exposure. This study compared commercial fabric softener pods with a homemade calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa) -vinegar solution to determine whether the product was more effective and cost-efficient in the long run. The experiment was carried out by comparing the odor and cloth softness of the two solutions. The effectiveness and cost-efficiency of each were determined by the researchers. The commercially available and homemade fabric softeners were compared using a Likert scale in survey form. Additionally, SPSS was utilized to examine the outcomes. According to the study, the do-it-yourself solution is a less expensive option for fabric softeners than commercially available ones, providing similar results. However, additional research and modifications are required to make the homemade remedy effective. At par with the readily available commercial fabric softener, if not superior. The collected information and study findings would aid consumers in determining whether to use fabric softeners that are still being used or use the Calamansi-Vinegar solution that is commercially available and would enable additional studies to be done by other academics

Published in: 13th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Manila, Philipines

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 7-9, 2023

ISBN: 979-8-3507-0543-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767