Dreaming of creating luxurious bath bombs, nourishing lotions, and spa-worthy scrubs at home? When it comes to DIY bath and body products, achieving precision is paramount. A single drop too much of a potent essential oil can transform a relaxing bath into a burning sensation. Conversely, a touch less of a key butter might leave your lotion feeling thin and ineffective. That’s where weighing ingredients comes in – offering a level of accuracy that measuring cups simply can’t compete with.

Here’s why you should swap those measuring cups for a digital scale and elevate your DIY bath and body game:

  • Consistent, High-Quality Results: Density throws a wrench into the accuracy of cup measurements. A cup of coconut oil, for example, weighs considerably less than a cup of shea butter, despite appearing equal in volume. Using a scale ensures you’re incorporating the exact amount of each ingredient, regardless of its consistency. This translates to consistent and high-quality results every time you create your favorite bath and body products.

  • Minimise Measurement Errors: Scooping ingredients into cups can lead to overpacking or underpacking, throwing off your recipe and potentially impacting the final product’s efficacy. A scale eliminates this human error by measuring weight directly. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’re using precisely the amount called for in your recipe, guaranteeing a successful outcome.

  • Effortless Scaling Up or Down: Discovered a bath bomb recipe you adore and want to create a bigger batch to share with friends? With weights, scaling a recipe becomes a breeze. Simply multiply each ingredient quantity by the desired factor. Measuring cups, on the other hand, require more eyeballing and potentially lead to inconsistencies when scaling recipes.

  • Embrace Global Recipes: The world of bath and body product recipes is vast, with many recipes hailing from different countries. These recipes often use grams or ounces as their unit of measurement. A scale allows you to follow any recipe with ease, without the hassle of converting cups to unfamiliar units.

  • Cleanliness and Efficiency: Scooping ingredients can get messy, leaving behind a trail of product around your workspace. Using a small dish on your scale to weigh out each ingredient keeps things clean and minimizes waste. Plus, weighing each ingredient often takes less time than scooping and leveling multiple cups, making the DIY process more efficient.

    Making the Switch to Weighing:

    Investing in a small, affordable digital kitchen scale is all you need to unlock a world of precise bath and body product creation. Most DIY bath and body product recipes will be listed in grams, but some may use ounces. There are many user-friendly online conversion tools available to convert between the two measurement units.

    I’m in the UK so personally use grams. Grams is also more precise than ounces when making a small test batch of a product.

    With a scale by your side, you can start on a journey of creating safe, effective, and oh-so-satisfying bath and body products with confidence, knowing you’re incorporating the exact amount of each ingredient for a successful and enjoyable DIY experience.

Want to try making your own bath & body products? Then check out our courses.

💥Create Your Own Body Scrubs and Facial Polishes
💥Create Your Own Body Butters, Balms and Massage Bars
💥Create Your Own Face & Body Oils (inc. Cuticle Oils)
💥Create Your Own Clay Based Masks

Have you ever tried making your own products?

Let me know about your experiences!