If you've ever tried to weigh something as light as dried calendula petals, you'll appreciate what's going on in this picture.
Meet my latest digital scale. Not only does it measure from as low as 0.01 grams to a maximum of 300 grams, but it fits neatly into a pocket or purse.
That's pretty accurate, and pretty darn handy.
It was through an friend that I came across this particular iphone-sized scale that is used in the jewellery business. It was love at first sight, and it wasn't long before this handy lille beauty was being tested.
Good as Gold
The 17 petals of dried calendula on the scale above weigh a mere 0.05 grams. That's 5 hundredths of a gram.
Weigh a Few Petals? Sure!
This new bit of kit has inspired me to try downsizing a few of my formulas. Being able to make extremely accurate smaller test batches opens up new possibilities – like being able to correctly measure out ingredients to make a single lipstick.
A single lipstick!
Can you tell I'm a bit giddy about my new 'toy'?