How much is a smidgen/dash/pinch/nip and how do I measure them?

I have a handy set of wee measuring spoons for just this purpose. I highly recommend grabbing a set, especially if you’re interested in making cosmetics as the precision is wonderful for developing recipes and achieving that perfect skin tone in your mineral makeup again.

In the set of spoons I have, this is what the cute names (dash, pinch, etc.) translate to:

  • 1 dash = 1/8th teaspoon
  • 1 pinch = 1/16th teaspoon
  • 1 smidgen = 1/32nd teaspoon
  • 1 nip = 1/64th teaspoon

These conversions are not universal! Different sets may use different measurements and different cutesy names, so I would recommend just grabbing the same set I have, or doing your research to be sure you know what each of your wee spoons is scooping 🙂

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