MUSA PUDICA PEEL AS AN ALTERNATIVE AND EFFECTIVE ORGANIC BLACK SHOE POLISHER An Investigatory Project Presented To The Faculty of Science Department – Banilad National High School In Partial Fulfillment In Science 10 Avila Rennel Del Leola John Patrick Dime John Rovie Eslobo Aldrin Esteron John Rhafael Pasno Jay Vincent Avenida Lady Margareth Lopez Jonella Mari Montorio Julie Ann RESEARCH TEAM 3 March 2018 ABSTRACT CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM Introduction Filipinos are known to use herbal or organic based materials in preparing medicine


An Investigatory Project Presented
To The Faculty of Science Department – Banilad National High School
In Partial Fulfillment In Science 10

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Avila Rennel
Del Leola John Patrick
Dime John Rovie
Eslobo Aldrin
Esteron John Rhafael
Pasno Jay Vincent
Avenida Lady Margareth
Lopez Jonella Mari
Montorio Julie Ann

March 2018


Filipinos are known to use herbal or organic based materials in preparing medicine, cleanser, polisher, stain remover among other household items. As the time goes by and with the emergence of accessible and readily available commercial products, some have forgotten these traditional practices. But as years’ pass and prices of these commercially produced items rise, common households face economic struggle on how to maintain supplies of these items.
Being a student, black school shoes are part of our everyday uniform and as such expose to tremendous changes of weather and conditions. The maintenance and preservation of these shoes become a primary concern. It is hard on the part of ordinary household to buy shoes regularly especially with four to five members. As an immediate solution the use of shoe polisher to maintain the shoes’ good looks is the most practical one. But then again it is costly that is why the researchers think of an alternative organic substance that can be used as a shoe polisher.
The use of Musa pudica peel as an alternative shoe polisher becomes an option that researchers think of. For the reason of being abundant in supply and availability of Musa pudica in the area, their peelings comprise a huge amount of space as waste. There have been proposal and conduction of project using these peelings to minimize their occurrence in the waste fill such as production of vinegar and organic fertilizer.
It was also known the ability of Musa pudica as polisher and it is for this reason that this study has been conceptualized. The use of the peelings as an organic black shoe polisher emerges to answer the costly commercial shoe polisher in the market.
In the school alone, banana peelings from the canteen are just thrown into the dump pit for decomposition to become organic fertilizer. The waiting time for this process is quite long and piles and piles of banana peels are seen and observed and sometimes, the smell from the decomposition spreads in the school ground. Focusing on this issue, other method of expediting the disposal of banana peels triggers the researcher to come up with the study.
Musa pudica peel as a shoe polisher has been thought of being a big help to lessen the organic waste, expenses and drive everyone to become resourceful. Although there can be questions as to its effectiveness, the thing the researcher hold on to is the plant’s ability to polish surfaces.
Using this alternative and organic material to replace the commercially prepared and available product, the researchers believe on the feasibility of this idea.
Nowadays where almost everything is costly, this option may create a practical way of utilizing materials from the immediate surroundings.
But in this case we can minimized the used of organic waste and you can see it everywhere without any budget or money exposed. Using commercial shoe polisher can make your shoes become brittle because of chemicals that are applied in your black shoes. That’s why we choose this topic for us to know that sometimes money cannot make some things any longer but being resourceful can make some things better.
We are all aware that sometimes they choose the one that is branded they choose the one that is expensive because they thought that as expensive things is this things can be more effective they are not aware that as it is expensive more chemicals was applied.
And we all know that time is important buying a commercial shoe shiner take a half hour or more while shining your shoes using Musa pudica peel only takes less than 20 minutes.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to know if Musa pudica peel can be used as an alternative organic black shoe polisher and seeks to answer the following:
1. Can Musa pudica peel polish black shoes?
2. Which type of black shoes can Musa pudica polish effectively?
3. What other procedure/s can be incorporated to enhance the ability of Musa pudica peel as an organic black shoe polisher?
Do Musa pudica peel can be an effective shoe polisher?
Scope and Limitations
The researchers will use Musa pudica peel. The study focuses on the effectiveness, benefits and another way that you can add to shine your shoes better using Musa pudica peel as a shoe polisher. And the effectiveness of this alternative organic shoe polisher will be depend on the outcome that we will get, instead of throwing the Musa pudica peel or making it as a fertilizer we will use it as an alternative organic shoe shiner. This study will test if what is better if it is the Musa pudica peel or commercial shoe shiner, is at shiner in leather black shoes or in rubber black shoes and what are the other procedures that we can add to shine it better
Significance of the Study
Since that study was started this research helps mostly the people who use leather shoes or black shoes like the students ,people who work in office, teachers and many more. The reason why we tackle this research because banana is one of the most common or abundant fruit that you can see usually see in house. Instead of throwing the peel in biodegradable bin you can do something useful from it where in you are able to benefit and at the same time you can help and save mother earth. We do this experiment first; we want to lessen our trash we throw every day and do something useful out of it. Second; we want to save money because usually we used and buy expensive or commercial polisher in supermarket. And we also want to improve or develop of being resourceful in a way that they don’t need any money consumed.
In addition is to promote good health because isn’t it that whenever we buy shoe polish in the market we will not be able to buy or even see a shoe polish that doesn’t have any harmful chemical mixed with it; in this experiment no harmful chemicals will be involved because we will use a natural material. And the last is for time management since like what we’ve said a while ago that banana is the most fruit available in one’s home we don’t need to travel on car or walk a mile just to reach the nearest supermarket to buy a shoe polisher that will take a half an hour or more ; but in this experiment it will be its vice versa because you’ll just need to eat a banana and gets its peeling and rub it on your shoes then you’ll have an instant shoe shine in less than half an hour.
Definition of Terms
Emergence- the act of becoming known or coming into view: the act of emerging
Accessible- Being within the financial means of most people
Tremendous- very large or great: very good or excellent
Alternative- offering or expressing a choice: not usual or traditional: existing or functioning outside of the established society
Abundant- existing or occurring in large amount
Availability- the quality or state of being available: an available person or thing
Comprise- to make up of (something): to include or consist of (something): to make up or form something
Conduction- the movement of heat or electricity through something (such as metal or water)
Occurrence- something that happens: the fact of happening or occurring
Expediting- make an action or process happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly
Practical- relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined: likely to succeed and reasonable to door use: appropriate or suited for actual use
Utilizing- to use something in a particular purpose
Research Paradigm
This study is illustrated in the given paradigm which serves as guide in the presentation of study

The inputs of the study consist of the materials that were used while conducting the experimentation. The materials involve are Musa pudica peel, white piece of cloth, black shoes, and brush (optional).
The process of polishing the black shoes using an alternative organic shoe polisher includes peeling off Musa pudica and wiping the Musa pudica peel into the black shoes and it you want to shine or polish it more you have to use brush, a brush used in shoe cleaner. After the process, an alternative shoe polisher was effectively tested.
Conceptual Literature
Musa Pudica or usually known as banana, it is common name for a fruit and also musa which produce the commonly eaten fruit. Hey are cultivated primary for their fruit, and to a lesser extent for the production of fiber and as an ornamental plant. It is an edible fruit botanically a berry produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus. IN some countries, bananas are used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in any size, color and firmness. But in any way it can helps in aspects it can be a cd scratches repairer, cleanser, water purifier and other household. It is specifically pointing the musa pudica peel of Saba as a shoe polisher. Because we all know that are a lot of bananas here but we rather choose Saba to test if it will be effective
Shoe Polisher is a waxy paste, cream, or liquid used to polish, shine, and waterproof leather shoes or boots to extend the footwear’s life, and restore, maintain and improve their appearance. Various substances have been used as shoe polish for hundreds of years, starting with natural substances such as wax and tallow. Modern polish formulas were introduced early in the 20th century and many of those original formulations are still in use today. Today, shoe polish is usually made from a mix of natural and synthetic materials, including naphtha, turpentine, dyes, and gum Arabic, using straightforward chemical engineering processes. Shoe polish is usually flammable, can be toxic, and, if misused, can stain skin. It should be used in a well-ventilated area with care taken to protect clothes, carpet and furniture. The popularity of shoe polish paralleled a general rise in leather and synthetic shoe production, beginning in the 19th century and continuing into the 20th. The World Wars saw a surge in demand for the product, in order to polish army boots. But in this case we will not use the commercial or the modernized products; in this experiment we will use natural or biodegradable materials we will focus on how effective musa pudica peel is as a shoe polisher.
Related Literature
A waxy product was used to soften and waterproof leather; however, it did not impart shine. It was made from natural wax, oil soda, ash and tallow. As leather with a high natural veneer became popular in the eighteenth century, a high glossy finish became important, particularly shoes and boots. In most cases, a variety of homemade polishes were used to provide this finish often with lanolin or beeswax as a base. In the nineteenth century many forms of shoe polish became available, yet were rarely referred to as shoe polish or boot polish. Instead they were often called blacking (especially when mixed with lampblack), or simply continued to be referred to as dubbin. Tallow, an animal by product, was used to manufacture a simple form of shoe polish at this time. Chicago, Illinois, where 82% of the meat consumed in the United States was processed in the stock yards, became a major shoe polisher.
Data Gathering Instrument
The researchers used an experimentation of effectiveness of Musa pudica peel as an alternative organic shoe polisher.
Based on that experimentation they to prove if this alternative will be effective and tested.

? Banana peeling (saba)
? White cloth
? Brush (optional)
Data Gathering Procedure
1. First we have to find the materials we need including banana peeling a piece of cloth and shoe brush it is optional
2. Next step is we have to peel out the banana fruit and get the banana peeling
3. And then wipe the banana peeling into your black shoes thoroughly
4. After wiping black shoes with banana peeling around it you have to wipe it with white cloth
5. This last step is optional if you want it to be shinier you can brush it using shoe brush
We tried our best to the experimental to make it fair we ask some of our classmates if the shoes shine than before. We tried 2 different black shoes we try leather black shoes and rubber black shoes. Based on our own observation the Musa pudica peel shine better in leather black shoes than in rubber black shoes.
Now the researchers can conclude that Musa pudica peel specifically saba can be an alternative organic shoe polisher in the leather shoes. As we simulate the experimentation it only consumed almost 10 minutes and the cleanliness of shoes takes almost 2 days. And it was easier because when it has a dirt you can just easily wipe it off and then it will shine again.


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