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    Default How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Hi perfume experts :
    So Iíve made a perfume recipe/blend, and I was told to do it in grams and not by drops so I did, and during the process I made sure not to lose or waste much of the materials Ö so my blend weighs 0.900 grams containing five materials :
    Sandalwood. 0.180 gm
    Cedarwood. 0.180 gm
    Vanilla 0.180 gm
    Jasmine 0.200 gm
    Musk R1. 0.160 gm
    Now I need to make a 60 ml bottle perfume out of this with a strength of 30% (18 ml of my concrete blend) and Iím stuck 😟, not good with math though Ö
    Thank you in advance Ö

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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Uh, well, multiplying your formula by 20X will get you pretty close....
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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    To get your 30% concentration, you need to ask yourself "30% of what equals 0.9" . The answer will tell you the total weight of liquid you need to have for your given trial blend which in this case is 0.9g of material.

    To find the answer we use some algebra. Stay with me, it's not too tricky.

    We can rephrase the question above into a mathematical formula:

    0.3 multiplied by x = 0.9

    In this case, x is the value we are trying to find.

    We want to find what x is, so we want to have x alone on the left hand side of the equals sign.

    Using the laws of algebra, we are able to put the 0.3 on the right hand side of the equals sign if we divide what's already there by 0.3. We divide on the right hand side because our 0.3 is part of a multiplication on the left.

    So the transformed formula looks like this:

    x = 0.9 divide by 0.3

    Which means x = 3

    So, you'll want 3g of finished product in total when you've added your ethanol.

    Because you already have 0.9 in your beaker/bottle/whatever you need to add 2.1g of ethanol to create a 30% concentration finished product.

    Because you want 18g of finished product you're going to need 6 times what you just made. So you need to make another 5 times the concentrate that you have already blended and add another 5 times 2.1 ethanol.

    6 times 0.9 concentrate = 5.4
    6 times 2.1 ethanol = 12.6
    Which both add to 18.


    This can all be done in a spreadsheet to save lots of time.

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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Also do keep in mind that grams (g) and milliliters (ml) are not interchangeable. Grams are a measurement of mass (roughly speaking: weight), and ml is a measurement of volume (size, or space it takes up).

    Since different materials have differing sizes for the same weight, it is best just to work in grams.

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    But James, Novice wants 60ml of finished product.

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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Quote Originally Posted by jameshillier View Post
    Which both add to 18.
    I may have mentioned to multiply .9 X 20. :-)
    = 18

    Then fill the bottle with the 18g of concentrate and add alcohol to fill bottle.
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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Alysoun View Post
    But James, Novice wants 60ml of finished product.

    Oops, I was way off then! I was only paying attention to the title of the thread "How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend".
    Oh well, the same methods can be used.


    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    I may have mentioned to multiply .9 X 20. :-)
    = 18

    Then fill the bottle with the 18g of concentrate and add alcohol to fill bottle.
    Yes lol, saw that - I was trying to teach the "how".

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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    3.6-sandalwood
    3.6 cedarwood
    3.6vanilla
    4jasmine
    3.2musk R1
    Equals 18grams concentrate
    Then 42 grams ethanol

    I wasn’t sure how bad at math you are
    Last edited by Jolieo; 5th May 2021 at 03:10 PM.

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    I just don’t know what to say, I’m totally speechless guys! Thank you so much for reaching and figuring this one out. James, Paul, Alysoyn, Jolieo you guys are awesome… God Bless

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    Oh, very bad,, really needed this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolieo View Post
    3.6-sandalwood
    3.6 cedarwood
    3.6vanilla
    4jasmine
    3.2musk R1
    Equals 18grams concentrate
    Then 42 grams ethanol

    I wasn’t sure how bad at math you are
    Oh, very bad,, really needed this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolieo View Post
    3.6-sandalwood
    3.6 cedarwood
    3.6vanilla
    4jasmine
    3.2musk R1
    Equals 18grams concentrate
    Then 42 grams ethanol

    I wasn’t sure how bad at math you are
    Except, 42g of ethanol is around 53ml, 18g of Novice's blend is around 18ml, 53ml ethanol + 18ml blend = unknown volume but likely more than 60ml.

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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Quote Originally Posted by jameshillier View Post
    Yes lol, saw that - I was trying to teach the "how".
    Ahhh. Well, I just did it in my head....
    0.9 X 10 = 9, then
    9 X 2 = 18.

    so, 0.9 X 20 = 18.

    It just worked out exactly, and in even numbers, without bothering with algebra or a calculator... :-)
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    Default Re: How to make 18 gm out of my 0.9 ml blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Alysoun View Post
    Except, 42g of ethanol is around 53ml, 18g of Novice's blend is around 18ml, 53ml ethanol + 18ml blend = unknown volume but likely more than 60ml.
    Didn’t notice the 60ml since formula was in gr- and 18ml was asked for
    So you are right volume and weight are getting crossed
    Novice perfumer- you have a choice - if you follow the numbers I gave you -you will have18 grams of concentrate, and if you add 42 grams of ethanol- you won’t fill the bottles-
    Since I do not know the precise volume of your materials-I can’t tell you precise numbers
    If you want us to recalculate- I can , but you might have a bit more than your bottles




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