On a Scale of 0.01 to 10
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'?
(always glad to see evidence of gadget-obsession in family members besides myself.)
Thanks for all the tips. Love you gals across the sea.
Thank you for this very timely and useful tip. Could you please say more about how the gravity would effect the measurements to increase the blend of a recipe? i.e., if a recipe calls for 6 drops of EO for a small batch and you want to 5X the recipe, what precautions should be taken not to over use the EO. ...or is it as simply as maintaining the ratios of EO's and other ingredients in the recipe by weight?
Example: say 20 drops of lavender weighs 0.5 grams. That means each drop weighs 0.025 grams.
If your small batch has 6 drops, then you know the lavender weighs 0.15 grams.
Best of luck with it! :)