Essential Cosmetic Measurements You Should Know Off Hand

Getting to know all these cosmetic ingredients may be stressful. And to combine cosmetic measurements with it will further complicate things…especially for a novice.

So, with this guide, you’ll be able to understand, in plain terms, what the measurements you come across really is and how you can be sure to measure your skin and hair care ingredients efficiently without damaging your skin and hair.

Liquid Cosmetic Measurements

  • 20 drops—————–1 ml
  • 1 Teaspoon————-5ml
  • 3 Teaspoons ————–1 Tablespoon———-15 ml
  • 300 drops—————-1 tablespoon
  • 1 Tablespoon ———–1/2 Ounze—
  • 2 Tablespoons———1 ounce
  • ½ cup————- 8 Tablespoons———–4 ounces———-120ml
  • 1 cup————-16 Tablespoons———8 ounces———-240ml
  • 4 cups———–1 Quart——————32 ounces———1 liter (1000ml)
  • 1 Gallon——-256 Tablespoons——128 ounce——-4 liters (4000ml)
  • 1 pint———-Between 0.473 to 0.568 liters

Powder Cosmetic Measurements

  • 1 Tablespoon———-14.15 gram
  • 2 Tablespoons——–28.3 gram———-1 ounce
  • 8 Tablespoons——-113.4 gram———4 ounce
  • 32 Tablespoons——1 pound———-16 ounce
  • 6 gram———-1 pound———-16 ounces——2 cups
  • 1 kilogram———–2.2 pounds

Measurement Name and Abbreviation

  • Teaspoon———tsp, ts, t
  • Tablespoon——T, Tbs, Tbsp
  • Ounce————oz
  • Kilogram——-Kg
  • Milliliter—–ml
  • Centiliter—–Cl
  • Pound——–lb

My Own Researched Measurement for Some Liquid and Powder Ingredients

I carefully weighed and recorded the below measurements for some skin and hair care ingredients and here they are

Liquid Measurements

  • Water———1 Tablespoon————0.36 oz———10g
  • Honey———1 Tbsp——————–0.59 oz———-15g
  • Coconut oil—-1 Tbsp——————0.31 oz……………9g
  • Rose water—–1 Tbsp—————-0.36 oz———–10g
  • Olive Oil——-1 Tbsp—————-0.31oz————-9g

Conclusion: water weighs 10g and oils have 9 g. Thicker liquids like Honey tend to follow the previous measurements of 14.15g for 1 Tablespoon

Powder Measurements

Vitamin C—————-1 Tbsp————0.42oz————12g

Bentonite Clay———1 Tbsp———–0.71oz————-20g

Beeswax—————-1 Tbsp———–0.27oz————8g

Stearic Acid———–1 Tbsp———–0.31oz———–9g

Cetyl Alcohol——–1 Tbsp———-0.42oz———-12g

E-wax——————1 Tbsp——–0.42oz———-12g

Conclusion – The powder measurement can be confusing and frustrating. So, I’ll recommend you stick with the standard 1 Tbsp———14.15g measurement.