Useful Equivalents and Measures for Mixing Essential Oils:

Jim Amrine, Bob Noel, Harry Mallow, Terry Stasny, Robert Skidmore
(Last Updated: December 30, 1996)

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1 pound = 453.6 grams = .453 Kg
1 Kg = 2.2046 pounds
1 pint = 2 cups
1 fluid ounce = 29.6 cc = 6 teaspoons = 2 tablspoons = 1/8 cup
ounce = 14.8 cc = 3 tsps.= 1 tablespoon
1/4 ounce = 7.4 cc = 1 1/2 tsps. =1/2 tablespoon
1 cc = 0.0338 oz. = 20-25 drops from a standard medicine dropper
10 cc = .338 oz or about 1/3 ounce = 2 teaspoons
1 fluid dram = 3.7 cc = 0.125 ounces = 1/8 oz. = 3/4 tsp.
1 teaspoon = 1.33 fluid drams = 4.93 cc or = approximately 5 cc = 1/6 oz.
3/4 tsp = 3.7 cc
tsp. = 2.46 cc or = approx. 2.5 cc
1/4 tsp. = 1.23 cc
1/8 tsp = 0.62 cc
1 Tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 4 drams = 14.8 cc or = approximately 15 cc = 1/2 oz.
1 cup = 8 ounces or pound = 1/2 pint = 236.6 cc = 16 tablespoons
cup = 4 ounces = 1/4 pint = 118.3 cc = 8 tablespoons
1/3 cup = 2.666667 ozs = 78.9 cc = 4 2/3 tablespoons
1/4 cup = 2 ounces = 59.1 cc = 12 teaspoons = 4 tblspns.
1/8 cup = 1 fluid ounce = 29.57373 cc = 8 drams = 6 teaspoons = 2 tablespoons

1 common ounce dry weight (avdp.) = 28.34952 grams
1 cup sugar = 218.3 grams (by experiment) = 7.7 oz. Avdp.
1 cup crisco = 217.36 grams (by experiment) = 7.66 oz. Avdp.

Example, making grease patties:
4 cups of sugar (= 873.2 grams) plus 2 cups of crisco (= 434 grams) =1308 grams total, = 1308/453.6 = 2.88 lbs. Add 1/4 oz. or 8 cc wintergreen per pound = 2.88 x 8 = 23.06 cc of wintergreen oil, = almost 5 teaspoons or 4 3/4 tsps. of wintergreen oil.

Questions or comments please contact:
James W. Amrine, Jr.
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences,
P. O. Box 6108, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26505-6108 USA
Telephone: 304-293-6023
E-mail: jamrine@wvnvm.wvnet.edu

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