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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Member exclusive Q&A: How to measure smaller amounts?

In the December duplicating post, Joyce asked: My question concerns formulating, in reading your blog you state when formulating a recipe, x%=xgrams. i have recently seen recipes with odd %’s, for ex. 0.80%. How do you measure .80 grams? Do we drop the 0 & make it .8grams, do we round up to 1 gram,…...

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