• Sukma Diani Putri Politeknik Negeri Indramayu
  • Ike Puspitaningrum Politeknik Negeri Indramayu
  • Sally Yustinawati Suryatna Politeknik Negeri Indramayu




Eucalyptus urophylla, Staphylococcus aureus, disinfectants, antiseptic


Background: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the pathogenic microorganisms that often plays a role in infectious diseases. Disinfectants and antiseptics (also called biocides) are often used to treat microorganisms on inanimate objects and human skin in order to prevent infectious diseases. Eucalyptus sp leaf extract contains 1.8-cineole which is an antimicrobial compound which is safer for human mucosal tissue compared to active substances commonly found in disinfectants and antiseptics. Objective: This research aims to obtain disinfectants and antiseptics that are more environmentally friendly and also detain the growth of S. aureus. Method: Eucalyptus sp extract is obtained from steam distillation of dried leaf samples then the essential oil is added with chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG) and 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The formula then tested on petri disc and medium contained S. aureus. Results: Disinfectant and antiseptic spray extracted from Eucalyptus sp essential oil, chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG) and 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) can inhibit the activity of Staphylococcus aureus. Conclusion: The results of the research indicate that the active compounds contained in Eucalyptus sp are effective in killing Staphylococcus aureus bacteria so they have the potential to make disinfectants and antiseptic sprays.

Keywords: Eucalyptus urophylla; Staphylococcus aureus; disinfectants; antiseptic


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How to Cite

EFEKTIVITAS EUCALYPTUS SP SEBAGAI DISINFEKTAN SPRAY TERHADAP STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. (2023). Al-Asalmiya Nursing: Jurnal Ilmu Keperawatan (Journal of Nursing Sciences), 12(2), 184-189. https://doi.org/10.35328/keperawatan.v12i2.2566