Quick aside: Converting a formula from percentages to weight

When you see a formula in percentages, simply replace the % sign with the word “grams” and you will have a 100 gram formula. In the formula above, this means you’d have 80 grams shea butter, 19 grams fractionated coconut oil, and 1 gram fragrance oil or essential oil. If you want to have 500…...

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Quick aside: Volume versus weight

We make all our bath & body formulas by weight because it’s simply more accurate. In the photo above, this is 1,300 grams soy wax before and after melting. You can see how much volume we lose as it melts, but the weight stays the same. If a formula calls for 1/4 cup or 60…...

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Quick aside: What does parts per million (ppm) mean?

What does parts per million (ppm) mean? Let’s say we have a new butter and we see that it has 100 milligrams of Vitamin E in 1 kilogram. This means we have 100 parts Vitamin E per million. 1 milligram is 1/1000 of a gram 1 kilogram is 1000 grams Therefore 1 milligram is 1/1,000,000…...

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